Fertilizers & Nutrients

Success in your gardening programs begins with the soil of course.  Tending your plants after you plant in healthy soil requires a nutrient program to feed them as they grow.  At Quality Feed & Garden, we’re dedicated to helping you produce lush lawns, beautiful potted plants, colorful flowers, and bountiful harvests.  We provide a complete selection of THE BEST organic and synthetic products to suit your needs.

 

ORGANIC/NATURAL SELECTIONS:

MicroLife

Nature’s Guide

Lady Bug Natural

Lilly Miller – The “Alaska” Brand

Medina

Carl Pool

Ohrstrom’s Maxicrop Organics

SUPERTthrive

The Urban Farm Fertilizer Company

 

SYNTHETIC LINEUP:

Nitro Phos

Miracle-Gro

Fertilome

Carl Pool

Osmocote

 

OTHER NATURAL PRODUCTS

Alfalfa Excellent for just about every plant! Roses love it!
Bat Guano Source of nitrogen and micronutrients.
Blood Meal An organic form of nitrogen that helps every plant grow.Favorite of pansy growers
Bone Meal Organic phosphorus, aids in blooming. A must if you grow flowering bulbs.
Chicken Manure Probably the best source of organic nitrogen when compared to other manures. Tremendous micronutrient source as well.
Cottonseed Meal Source of micronutrients. Contains 24 trace elements and potassium.
Liquid Fish Emulsion Contains trace elements and nitrogen, Great as foliar spray or drench.
Liquid Fish & Seaweed Blend of Norwegian seaweed and Atlantic fish.
Liquid Molasses (Also see Dried Molasses) – Increases microbial activity in the soil. Contains trace elements.
Garrett Juice All natural compost applied as a drench or foliar spray.
Root Simulator Blend of seaweed and agrispon to reduce plant shock and stimulate root development.
Liquid Lawn Food Poultry compost and Chilean nitrate is fantastic for new or established lawns. Won’t burn.
Organic Soil Conditioner A blend of cotton burrs, alfalfa and poultry manure. Builds productive soil.
Cotton Burr Compost Restores vital organic matter and humus to the soil. Loosens clay soil and builds soil.
Nature’s Way Leaf  Mold Compost A rich humus primarily from leaves, slowly composted and screened to ensure consistency and size, this product is rich in beneficial microbes and great for use on lawns, vegetable gardens, annuals, and in flower beds.
Endo & Ecto Beneficial Mycorrhizae Establishes beneficial fungal organisms in the soil to encourage plant growth.
The Ground Up Vegan Compost Handcrafted Vegan Compost is a diverse, vegan quality, ultra rich compost made entirely from organic fruits, veggies & native plants and is teeming with beneficial microorganism.
Rock Phosphate Organic source of phosphorus and micronutrients. Excellent soil ammendment for anything that blooms.
Texas Greensand All natural glauconite. Excellent source of potassium and micronutrients. Lostens clay soils. Rich in iron, it increases water holding capability as well.
Kelp Meal Kelp Meal is an all natural, 100% organic fertilizer made from dried ocean seaweed. Full of beneficial vitamins and mineral, this all purpose soil treatment works great on potassium loving plants

 

MICROLIFE ALL ORGANIC BIOLOGICAL FERTILIZERS

Developed and made right here in Houston, MicroLife Organic products use the most nutritious and natural products possible.  The company works to ensure the latest technology and ingredients so plants receive optimum nutrition for outstanding performance.  They believe, like we do here at Quality Feed & Garden, that humankind must be sustained, that the future relies on us to protect our home and Earth.

Multipurpose 6-2-4 —  This very first MicroLife product is an extremely powerful, homogeneous, granulated all organic biological fertilizer containing: fish, kelp, molasses, emery humates, bat guano, rock phosphate, wheat middling’s, soy meal, cottonseed meal, alfalfa, corn meal, K-mag, potassium sulfate, iron sulfate, 18 select amino acids, folic acid, vitamins, plus the microGro supreme bio-inoculant package which contains billions of beneficial microorganisms including endo & ecto mycorrhizal fungi.

Ultimate 8-4-6 — Often called “organic Osmocote” because it’s 100 percent slow release, Ultimate is an extremely powerful, homogeneous, granulated all organic biological fertilizer containing: fish, kelp, molasses, emery humates, bat guano, rock phosphate, wheat middling’s, soy meal, cottonseed meal, alfalfa, corn meal, K-mag, potassium sulfate, iron sulfate, 18 select amino acids, folic acid, vitamins, plus the MicroGro Supreme Bio-Inoculant package which contains billions of beneficial microorganisms including endo & ecto mycorrhizal fungi.

Humates Plus — Known as “compost in a bag,” Humates Plus is a very well-crafted, totally unique biological and physical soil conditioner containing: emery humates, potassium sulfate, Norwegian kelp, yucca wetting agent, molasses, select sugars, plus an enhanced MicroGro Supreme Bio-Inoculant package which contains billion of beneficial microorganisms including endo & ecto mycorrhizal fungi and nitrogen fixing bacteria.

Brown Patch 5-1-3 — This brown patch formula supplies an abundance of good microbes in to fight and defeat the bad microbes. Plus you get the MicroLife fertilization which correctly feeds your plants, improves your soil and prevents continued disease infection with over 100 nutrients, minerals and 53 specific beneficial microbe species.   It’s an extremely powerful, homogeneous, granulated fertilizer containing very specific microbial disease fighting bacteria and fungi. Primary ingredients for plant nutrition and soil health are: fish, kelp, humates, molasses, soy meal, cottonseed meal, wheat middlings, rock phosphate, alfalfa, corn meal, K-mag, potassium sulfate, iron sulfate, 18 select amino acids, folic acid, vitamins, and the MicroGro anti-disease bio-inoculant package which will put billions of elements in your soil to protect your plants.

Citrus & Fruit 6-2-4 — This fertilizer ADDS nutrients to the things you eat rather than deprive you of the nutrients from fruit grown in synthetic fertilizers.  In addition to all the ingredients of the MicroLife 6-2-4,  MicroLife Citrus and Fruit is tweaked with over 100+ nutrients, minerals, vitamins, natural plant hormones, natural plant stimulators, essential sugars, amino acids, carbon,  protein and billions of beneficial microbes from 76 different species.

Azalea 6-2-4 — Outstanding nutrition for azaleas, roses and all plants requiring low pH environments, Azalea 6-2-4 fertilizer contains extra Sulfur (14%) and humates. It is 100% slow release and will not burn. Containing a base of MicroLife 6-2-4, the azalea food provides over 100+ nutrients, minerals, vitamins, natural plant hormones, natural plant stimulators, essential sugars, amino acids, carbon, protein and billions of beneficial microbes representing 76 different species.  MicroLife Azalea 6-2-4 improves all soils by feeding the indigenous microbes, adding billions more, by providing polysaccharides, humic acid, fulvic acid and the major building blocks of life.

Super Seaweed — This is a fast acting liquid nutritional spray to quickly boost up plants.  Spray all plants with it as much as you can to constantly pour the health on. It’s like a super charge tonic for your plants. Plants readily absorb Super Seaweed through their leaves and roots. Plants become stronger with more beautiful color and greater resistant to stress, insects and diseases.  It’s also an excellent root stimulator and new plant starter.  Superb liquid concentrated combination of ecklonia maxima kelp, fish hydrolysate, blackstrap molasses, humic acid, fulvic acid, select amino acids, arcanite, select sugars and tryptic soy agar that gives your plants and soils over 100 + nutrients, minerals, natural plant hormones, natural plant stimulants, vitamins, carbon and protein.

Ocean Harvest 4-2-3 –– The liquid version of  granular MicroLife 6-2-4, Ocean Harvest is a nutritional spray, bio-stimulant, mineral infusor, microbial enhancer and a complete fertilizer.  This liquid is fast acting as it is readily absorbed through the leaves and roots. Plants become stronger with more beautiful color and more resistant to problems of stress, pest insects and disease.  It’s expertly crafted using the ingredients of fish hydrolysate, ecklonia naxima kelp, blackstrap solasses, humic acid, fulvic acid, select amino acids, arcanite, calciuim phosphate, select sugars and tryptic soy agar, all designed to gives your plants and soils over 100+ nutrients, minerals, natural plant hormones, natural plant stimulants, vitamins, carbon and protein.

Maximum Blooms 3-8-3 — This is another unique, high quality organic product from MicroLife with select ingredients that will encourages blooms on plants. Via the humic & fulvic acid delivery system contained in Maximum Blooms, your plants get a full load of proper nutrition plus special bloom stimulants. The plant absorbs these ingredients and uses them to make more buds.  Blooming plants are heavy feeders so important to use this product throughout the blooming season by spraying the leaves every 1 to 2 weeks.

Liquid Molasses — At Quality Feed & Garden, we recommend molasses as a primary ingredient in ALL fertilization! Molasses is sugar, sugar is carbon and carbon is the building block of all life.  Molasses feeds microbes in the soil and helps plants absorb nutrients.  It provides quick stimulation to plants when applied during their growing season. It appears to work like this; plants use the sun for their photosynthesis process which makes their plant food (sugar). Molasses directly provides sugar to the plants which they absorb through their leaves and roots which toughens them. And as the sugar level is increased and plants grow stronger, you’ll observe less sucking pest insect problems.

Liquid Humates Plus — Liquid Humates Plus (the liquid version of our granular Humates Plus) is used as a fast responding nutritional and rehabilitating agent for soils and plants, especially turf. It’s liquid compost tea that acts to counter the high salts and high pH in irrigation water, remediates salts from soils, bathes the plants in rich nutrition, regenerates roots, feeds the indigenous microbe’s and improve water use efficiency. It’s primarily designed to be applied to the soil, but foliar applications provide strong health benefits that all plants need.

NATURE’S GUIDE ORGANIC FERTILIZERS

For the lawn or garden, Nature’s guide is a Texas fertilizer coming out of Ft. Worth.  In addition to fertilizers, the company offers several choices for organic gardeners in controlling insects and diseases as well.    Their fertilizers include:

Premium 6-1-4 —  An alfalfa based, animal manure free, slow release fertilizer, this Nature’s Guide premium blend is an excellent choice for gardeners who wish to avoid animal products in their fertilizer. Rich in “sectret ingredient” Triacontanol a natural growth stimulant, formulated with seaweed and humates. Non-burning in easy to spread pellets, Nature’s Guide 6-1-4 produces healthy roots and lush growth in lawns, flowers, vegetable gardens and container plants, and is clean, green, odor free and pleasant to use.

Natural Turf (and garden too) 4-3-2 –Nature’s Guide 4-3-2 Fertilizer blends quality poultry manure with molasses, seaweed, humates, alfalfa and potash to create a high quality organic product for your garden. Great for all types of outdoor uses, including lawns, gardens, trees, and shrubs. The easy to apply pellets, like all Nature’s Guide Products, are safe for children, pets and wildlife.  It’s a little stinky at first, but that good ole country smell quickly dissipates after application.

Dried Enriched Molasses – If you do absolutely nothing but molasses, you can still grow healthy plants and lawns!  During the drought years, our owner Ken applied only this slow release product to his lawn and gardens as a gentle way to feed but not push stressed plants.  Molasses kept his plants and soil healthy despite the lack of rain, and he maintained a beautiful lawn and garden!  Molasses feeds the microbes in the soil, they “eat” the nutrients that are more easily absorbed by the plants.  Air dried to insure optimum biological activity, it’s a granule that’s easy to apply with hands or spreader. High in sugar, most organic gardeners use molasses with natural fertilizers.

Natural Fall Fertilizer – Designed specifically for natural winter protection for all turf grasses, plants and trees. Fall Fertilizer from Nature’s Guide is a 3-0-5 blend that strengthens plants, enhances root systems, and boosts cold and stress tolerance.  No bio-solids. Nature’s Guide Fall Fertilizer adds organic matter to the soil and increases microbial activity with no burning.

Ken has compiled lots of tips and schedules for fertilizing your lawns and plants.  Just click on the links below for more information:

Nature’s Guide Fertilization Schedule

Nitro Phos 5 Step Lawn Care Program

MicroLife Fertilization Schedule

MicroLife Fertilizer

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FERTILIZER NOTES

Plants require fertilizer for survival and increased productivity. Nutrients should be added to the soil regularly. Nitrogen (N) encourages the plant to grow and makes it dark green. Phosphorus (P) stimulates the roots and helps the plant produce more blooms. Potassium (K) helps make the plant stranger and more disease resistant.
Fertilizers are either organic or inorganic, and we offer complete selection of both types to meet your needs. On fertilizer labels, you’ll see three sets of numbers such as 12-24-12, which refers to levels of N-P-K. Use a high nitrogen fertiliazer for lawns and vegetables that don’t bloom, and a high phosphorous fertilizer for flowering or fruiting plants. Foliage plants prefer an equally-balanced fertilizer.

Your lawn shade trees and shrubs require fertilizer when they begin to grow each spring, and at their peak in early summer. Fruit and nut trees require fertilizer when new growth begins in spring, and again immediately following harvest. Vegetables require fertilizer at least once a month.

All trees, shrubs, and lawns should be fertilized in late fall with “winterizer”. The fertilizers are applied after the plants are at rest. Some nutrition is used and keeps plants strong, and the rest remains in the soil to be used when growth starts again in early spring.

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