Fertilizing

Is Vermicompost The Best Fertilizer? (4 Types Compared)

Vermicompost as fertilizer for home garden

You’ve heard all the buzz about vermicompost, or “worm poop”.  The organic substance decomposed by worms is soft like humus and is often used as a type of compost in organic gardens.  How good is vermicompost as a fertilizer when compared to the other fertilizer types? Vermicompost is the best fertilizer compared to synthetic NPK …

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Top 10 Orchid Fertilizers: A Detailed Review (2022)

Best Orchid fertilizer

Ever felt confused about finding the best fertilizer for your orchids among the plethora of brands, formulas, and formats in the market?  What is the difference between the 20-20-20 NPK ratio and the MSU formula?  Which is better: water-soluble granular orchid food, liquid fertilizer, ready-to-spray mist bottles, and slow-release pellets?  Based on the nutritional needs …

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Orchid Nutrient Deficiency: Symptoms & Solutions (Pictures)

Orchid nutrient deficiency

When leaves turn yellow or brown, they are often misdiagnosed as sunburn, overwatering or fungal/bacterial infection.  When bottom leaves drop, the problem is often ignored as natural shedding. While disease can be a cause, nutritional deficiency is most likely the root cause that makes a plant become more vulnerable to fungal/bacterial diseases and rotting.  Simply …

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Homemade Orchid Fertilizer That Actually Works (With Recipe)

Natural fertilizer-fermented fruit juice

Some people fertilize their orchids using things from the kitchen, like coffee, milk, or even bananas. However, not anything natural is a good fertilizer for indoor orchids, which are mostly epiphytic (or orchids that do not grow in soil). Since most orchids do not grow like most plants in soil, a good natural fertilizer should …

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