The nutrient content in each Dr. Earth product is formulated to provide the perfect nutrient ratio based on a plant’s needs. Nitrogen is derived from fish meal, cottonseed meal, alfalfa meal, fish bone meal and feather meal. Phosphorous comes from fish bone meal, cottonseed meal, alfalfa meal and soft rock phosphate. Potassium from kelp meal, cottonseed meal, alfalfa meal and mined potassium sulphate. The nutrients are released quickly as the beneficial soil microbes, present both in your soil and in the product, digest the ingredients. Dr. Earth works with the natural cycle of growth feeding plants steadily, the way nature intended it.
Dr. Earth fertilizer blends include both the nutrients your plants need and also Pro-Biotic™, seven champion strains of beneficial soil microbes plus Ecto and Endo-Mycorrhizae that provide a wide range of functions. These beneficial soil microbes help to breakdown organic material, making it more readily available for absorption by the plant roots.
As the organic material is broken down, humus is created. Humus increases the soils ability to absorb and retain water, reduce fertilizer loss caused by wind and water erosion. Humus helps to build a friable, workable and productive soil that is home to an abundance of macro and microorganisms.