Synthetic versus Organic
The difference is a lot like fast food versus health food. Synthetic fertilizers go down easy and plants quickly gain plump leaves and fat blossoms – but too much can kill them. Not to mention the effect it has on the environment. When all those chemicals wash out of your garden during heavy rains and end up in our creeks and lakes, bad things happen.
Organic fertilizers take a little longer to breakdown and introduce nutrients to the plants, but like a healthy diet and exercise plan if you stick with it long enough you’ll love the results. And you’re not likely to overdo it.
Rather than giving up chemicals cold turkey a lot of people choose to use synthetics on their heavy blooming container ornamentals while gaining confidence with organic methods in their fruit and vegetable beds.