Organic Fertilizer vs Chemical Fertilizer

Are you looking for a comparison of organic fertilizer vs chemical fertilizer? One of the biggest concerns of most people considering changing from chemical fertilizer to organic fertilizer is cost.

Organic Fertilizer Costs 66% Less Than Chemical Fertilizer

Based on a 12-week growing test, liquid natural organic fertilizer (composed of kelp, fish emulsions, bloodmeal and sulfate of potash) was less expensive than the leading chemical fertilizer.

Here are the results:

Natural Organic Fertilizer 4-3-3

  • $8.35 per quart (US Funds)
  • Dilution rate of two to three ounces per gallon of water
  • Application rate of one gallon of solution covers 45 sq. ft. (approximately 6 tomato plants)
  • Timing:
    • 2 oz./gal. at transplanting
    • 3 oz./gal. at first bloom
    • 3 oz./gal. at full bloom
    • 2 oz./gal. during fruit fill
  • Total amount of natural organic fertilizer used per season
    • 10 oz./45 sq. ft.
    • 0.22 oz./sq. ft.
  • Natural organic fertilizer cost per season
    • $0.05/sq. ft.

Most Popular Chemical Fertilizer 15-30-15

  • $4.99 per 1.5 pounds (US Funds)
  • Dilution rate of 0.5 oz. per gallon of water
  • Application rate of one gallon of solution covers 120 sq. ft. (approximately 16 plants) during transplanting. One gallon of solution covers 7.5 sq. ft. (one plant) during feeding.
  • Timing:
    • 0.5 oz./gal. at transplanting
    • 0.5 oz./gal. every 10.5 days (11 times)
  • Total amount of most popular brand chemical fertilizer used per season
    • 5.53 oz./7.5 sq. ft.
    • 0.74 oz./sq. ft.
  • Most popular brand chemical fertilizer cost per season
    • $0.15/sq. ft.

NOTE: Retail prices were used for above comparison. You could save even more by getting your natural organic fertilizer at wholesale price.

Better Tasting Products

When asked why they purchase organic food, most consumers will state that it tastes better. Recent studies are showing that organically produced crops contain approximately 30% more antioxidant and/or phenolic content than similar crops produced using chemicals and pesticides. Levels of specific vitamins, antioxidants or flavonoids in organic produce have been found to be two or three times the level found in conventional produce. The higher levels are due to the fact that the organically produced plants are in an environment which allows their natural defense mechanisms to be triggered by weeds or insects. These “stress events” caused by the insects and weeds trigger the plants to respond with flavonoids, volatile compounds, phenolics and other antioxidants. These aromatic compounds found in the organic food are then perceived as flavor when we eat them which is why we say they taste better.

Better tasting and helps fight cancer and other diseases…why would anyone buy conventional produce?

Why Pay More for Hazardous Chemicals?

For more information on how to to obtain natural organic fertilizer at wholesale price, click here.

Note: For specific information relating to pastures, please go to our pasture fertilizer page.