Why Natural or Organic?
THE EXCESSIVE USE OF NITROGEN
Have you ever wondered where all the nitrates are coming from that we find in our ground water? Have you ever wondered why your vegetables and fruit have such short shelf life or have little flavor or nutrient value? The excessive use of nitrogen is one of the problems. 90% of the needed nitrogen for plant growth is converted from atmospheric nitrogen (78% nitrogen) by bacteria into nitrates through the natural cycle of nitrification. Natural fertilizers support the proliferation of these bacteria rather than destroy them. The nourished bacteria rapidly process the nutrients making them available for healthy plant growth.
Excessive nitrogen in the soil damages the biological life , leaving no beneficial bacteria in the soil. High nitrogen concentrations in the soil also contribute to water pollution by leaching out of the soil into the ground and surface water.
Conventional manufactured-chemical fertilizers supply nitrogen in the form of chemical salts. It dissolves quickly and promotes quick plant growth (even providing beautiful color) but does nothing to help the plant with its building blocks of carbohydrates. This causes fruits and vegetables to have little to no nutrient value and gives it its short shelf life.
Our objective is to provide nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables by allowing the bacteria in the soil to flourish by not using harsh chemical-salt nitrogen fertilizer.