How to Organically Fertilize Fruit Trees

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Using organic soil fertilizer will ensure that your fruit tree has all of the nutrients it needs to grow the most delicious fruit possible. Learn how to organically fertilize fruit trees by following these steps.

Learn to grow fruit with organic fertilizer.
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Things You'll Need

  • Bottled organic fertilizer
  • Food waste and newspaper
  • Beer, ammonia and Epsom salts
  • 2 lb. fish
Step 1

Buy a bottle of organic fertilizer. Most nurseries keep organic fertilizers in stock and can help you choose one that will work best for your fruit trees and climate.

Soil fertillizer is good for your fruit trees.
Step 2

Make organic fertilizer for your fruit trees. Decaying food peels and other "green" waste can be layered with shredded newspapers or dried leaves to make an organic compost for soil fertilizer.

Organic fertilizer helps fruit trees grow.
Step 3

Use equal amounts of beer, ammonia and Epsom salts in a hose sprayer to distribute organic fertilizer to your fruit trees. Not only is this a great way to grow fruit trees, but it also works on your lawn.

Step 4

Let a 2 lb. fish rot in a watering can for a month or more. Fill with water and pour the nutrient-rich liquid on the base of your fruit tree. Cover the fish with organic compost to disguise the odor, or bury the rotten fish at the base of the tree for a similar (less-odorous) effect.

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Tips & Warnings

  • Keep track of the results on a spreadsheet to chart which methods are successful.
  • Most soil fertilizer methods are good for several kinds of plants, not just fruit trees. Try using the leftovers in your vegetable garden or on your flowers.
  • If you choose to buy organic fertilizer, be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions.
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