One of the most common gardening questions I get asked is what type of organic fertilizer I use to grow my vegetables. So this summer, I’ve been testing out some new-to-me organic fertilizers, and writing all about my experiences using them in my garden. Earlier this summer, Dave Thompson’s Organic Healthy Grow sent me some of their organic plant fertilizer to test on my vegetables. So I put it to the test in a side-by-side comparison in some of my containers.
In my first post of this series, I talked about the importance of using organic vegetable fertilizer in the garden, and why you should avoid the nasty chemical stuff. Then I updated you on the progress of using Healthy Grow fertilizer in a few of my containers, and included lots of side-by-side photos to show you the progress.
Healthy Grow Fertilizer Side-by-Side Comparison
In case you missed it, I’ve been doing a side-by-side comparison using Dave Thompson’s Organic Healthy Grow tomato plant food on my tomato plants, and the vegetable & herb fertilizer on some of my pepper plants.
All of the plants have been treated exactly the same all summer, the only difference was the use of Healthy Grow fertilizer in a couple of the pots. The pots are on a drip irrigation system, so they get watered exactly the same amount, and they are right next to each other in full sun. The test plants are also growing in the same sized pot, and I used the same bag of soil to pot them up.
The Results Are In!
I am super impressed by how well Healthy Grow fertilizer worked. The difference between the plants that I used it on -vs- the plants I didn’t use it was obvious very shortly after I started using the fertilizer. The plants I didn’t use Healthy Grow on were pathetic compared to the ones I used it on…. it was crazy! You could tell the difference from across the yard.
In fact, I loved the results I was getting from using Dave Thompson’t Healthy Grow organic fertilizer so much that I added it to all of my other pots (the ones I wasn’t using in the experiment that is). Look at those amazing peppers, they are still growing strong!
Not only were the fertilized plants healthier and more lush than the unfertilized plants, they also produced significantly more food. I weighed each harvest from my test plants, and noted the size and health of all of the vegetables I harvested. The plants that were fertilized produced 4 times more food than the unfertilized counterparts. FOUR TIMES!!
Plus the the fertilized tomatoes and peppers were larger and had less defects than the unfertilized ones. Almost all of the unfertilized tomatoes had cracks in them, but most of the tomatoes from the fertilized plant were perfect.
I think it’s pretty obvious by now, but my conclusion is…. I am super impressed by how well Dave Thompson’s Healthy Grow worked. I will definitely be using this again, and would recommend it to anyone who wants to grow their own healthy, organic (and amazing) food!
Where can you find Healthy Grow organic fertilizer for sale?
You can find Dave Thompson’s Organic Healthy Grow organic fertilizer for sale at some retail locations, just click here to find a store near you. You can also purchase their products on Amazon…
- Dave Thompson’s Organic Healthy Grow Vegetable and Herb Fertilizer
- Dave Thompson’s Organic Tomato Fertilizer
Do you have any tips for using organic fertilizer in your vegetable garden? Share them in the comments section below.
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