Get to Know Liquid Organic Fertilizer and its Benefits


Having a hobby is a very good thing. Hobbies can take any form, one of which is planting and caring for plants at home. Planting plants requires patience and thoroughness so that these plants can grow well. One of the things you can learn yourself at home is how to make your own fertilizer at home.

Liquid organic fertilizer is a solution from the decay of organic materials derived from plant residues, animal and human wastes which contain more than one nutrient element. The advantages of this organic fertilizer are that it can quickly overcome nutrient deficiency, there is no problem with nutrient leaching, and is able to provide nutrients quickly compared to inorganic liquid fertilizers, liquid organic fertilizers generally do not damage the soil and plants even though they are used as often as possible.

Properties and characteristics of liquid organic fertilizer

Liquid organic fertilizer cannot be used as the main fertilizer in farming. We recommend using solid organic fertilizer as the main/basic fertilizer. Solid organic fertilizer will be stored longer in the growing media and can provide nutrients for the long term. Meanwhile, the nutrients in liquid fertilizer are more susceptible to erosion. But on the other hand, it is easier for plants to digest.

This type of liquid fertilizer is more effective and efficient when applied to leaves, flowers, and stems than on growing media (except for the hydroponic method). Liquid organic fertilizer can serve as a growth stimulant. Especially when plants start to sprout or when they change from a vegetative to a generative phase to stimulate fruit and seed growth. Leaves and stems can absorb fertilizer directly through the stomata or pores on their surface.

Giving liquid organic fertilizer through the leaves must be careful. Take care not to overdose, because it can kill the plant. Giving too much foliar fertilizer will also invite pests and diseases to plants. So, the accuracy of the dose must really be considered to get maximum results.

Every plant has the capacity to absorb nutrients as food. Theoretically, plants can only absorb nutrients available in the soil no more than 2% per day. In leaves, although we have not found the exact figure, it can be estimated that the number is no more than 2%. Therefore, the application of liquid organic fertilizer on the leaves must be diluted first.

Because of its nature as an additional fertilizer, liquid organic fertilizer should be rich in micro-nutrients. While macronutrients are met by the main fertilizer through the soil, liquid organic fertilizers must provide more micronutrients. To get the content of micronutrients can be sorted from the raw material of fertilizer.

Benefits of Liquid Fertilizer for Plants

In general, the benefits of organic liquid fertilizer for plants are not much different from chemical fertilizers. It's just that the manufacturing process and the materials used are different. Besides being easier to absorb in the soil, here are a number of advantages of liquid fertilizer:

  1. Nutrient content (macro + micro) is more complete but the amount/volume is less
  2. This organic fertilizer can improve soil structure, thus making the soil more fertile.
  3. Some types of plants when given liquid organic fertilizer will be stronger and immune to plant diseases
  4. Can increase soil microorganisms that are good for plant cultivation
  5. Because the ingredients for making this organic fertilizer are organic, it has a positive residual effect, so that your plants in the next period have good productivity.


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