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Old 06-06-2012, 08:50 AM   #763
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Originally Posted by Butterscotch Stallion View Post
should I use manure or manufactured fertilizer when gardening?
If you were asking me - it would depend on your applicatoin.

if you're doing hydroponic food production - some nutrients are synthetic. It doesn't mean they are "bad". Using organic material in a hydroponic system can be a bad thing if your using aero or NFT (it can clog important parts, and they have a higher rate of failure).

If you were doing a soil garden, outside - it'd tell you to use aged compost to till in - or brew some compost teas to apply to the soil to help build it up. Throwing in some worm castings is a great addition also.

The better your soil, the better your plants will do. Using things like miracle grow are built upon a recurring revenue concept. The more you use it, the more you need to use it. (It strips out the good stuff in the soil.)
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