Non-Chemical Fertilizer?

(Zone 5a)

Out of curiosity I came over to this board and one thread in particular caught my eye, Hydro Cukes in a Trash Can. We just have not gotten a successful crop of cucumbers planting them traditionally, so this got my attention.

We try growing our food organically and what a learning process! We've discovered all kinds of bugs we never knew existed. :) One reason why we strive for organic/natural growing is we do not want the chemicals on or in our food.

So we would rather not use Chem-Gro, if we give this a try next spring. I tried searching for non-chemical fertilizers for hydroponics and I found a lot of articles talking about them, but I am wondering what products are out there. Do any of you have any experience with this?

Thank you so much!

Peachtree City, GA(Zone 8a)

This guy on youtube does organic gardening. Check him out.

Osler, SK(Zone 3b)

You might want to look into aquaponics, as it is a less chemical fertilizer dependent system and can work quite well.

It's quite expensive to get organically certified chemical fertilizers, though I know they exist.

(Zone 5a)

A belated thank you for your replies.

There is an aquaponic green house not far from us, so we're a little familiar with it. I am not sure we'd want the cost of starting that up just for family gardening. They have amazing tomatoes, though.

I'll keep researching and maybe I'll come up with something.

Peachtree City, GA(Zone 8a)

A lot of hydro gardeners use compost.

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