Phil: Hey guys itÕs Phil from smilinggardener.com
and as you can see behind me I am filming in what looks like winter but itÕs actually
April 20th and there is snow on the ground, there is snow on my daffodils, under my apple
tree here, fortunately they can take it but I would really be happy if can get gardening
here but if you guys live in the north east you know having a really cold spring and a
really wet spring. I was supposed to be in Chicago this weekend
for a conference but the rain was coming down so hard my flight got cancelled, I couldnÕt
get another flight for 36 hours and so I would have missed two of the three days of the conference.
In this case itÕs probably not a bad thing that I am at home many of you guys know my
wife and I very recently split up and so itÕs good for me to relax and kind of thing about
that in work on that. I guess if you are on YouTube you donÕt know about that yet but
if you follow me on my blog, you may have read it this week, you may have left me a
comment, I want to thank you guys so much for all the comments and emails, your support
just means so much to me in terms of breakups, this has been okay, you know it could be a
lot worse but itÕs still really hard, and itÕs really nice to know that I have you
guys support. So today I am talking about fertilizers and
I am you know really donÕt want to be doing much fertilizing today so I am going to keep
it brief as I have been for lot of these videos until it becomes gardening season again. I
wrote a blog post, you can read more it below. A couple of things I want to say about choosing
organic fertilizers, you donÕt want something that just says organic based because that
probably means it has more chemicals in it itÕs kind of a misnomer there the organic
based, same with things like natural or environmentally friendly.
ItÕs okay if it says that but itÕs not regulated, it doesnÕt really mean much, so you really
want something thatÕs organic. When in doubt something is certified organic or thatÕs
only listed. The main thing I went into in the blog is how I think, how I buy fertilizers
and I think of them is mineral and biological, the mineral fertilizers are mostly for building
up your soil and things like lime and rock dust, most of them you donÕt want to use
without a soil test but rock dust especially from like a glacial source has so many different
minerals in it that you can use that no problem, everybody can use that then this biological
which comes from anything that use to be alive, so a lot of them are seed meals like canola
or cotton seed. I donÕt really use those because mostly are
from genetically modified plants and I talk a little bit more about that on the blog,
mostly what I use is kelp. ItÕs wonderful, molasses my favorite by far is see minerals
or ocean water. ItÕs not exactly biological but I kind of wanted in area, itÕs wonderful
and I talk a little bit more about blended fertilizers on the blog but I think thatÕs
all for today my hands are starting to shiver but yeah I thanks guys for your support with
this split with Heather and I just for tuning in, I love making videos and writing blogs
for you guys and I canÕt wait to get in the garden and actually show you some stuff this
spring. So I will see you next week. Natural Organic Fertilizers – How To Choose
For Your Organic Garden