Organic vs. Inorganic
We’re not saying that organic fertilizers are good and chemical fertilizers are bad, you always have to look at the whole picture
Organic fertilizers come only from biological (carbon based) sources and supply a wide range of minerals for plant growth. Organic fertilizer can come from different products such as: peat (a precursor to coal), animal manure (like guano), plant waste (like compost), or animal products (like fish meal). You could say that organic fertilizer is just recycled biological waste. The main drawback of organic fertilizer is that it is a potential vector of contamination because plant products may contain residual insecticides/herbicides and animal waste can have pathogens.
Inorganic fertilizers can be either mineral or biologically sourced and exclude all carbon based materials except urea. Because they can be produced in a lab, inorganic fertilizers are sometimes called ‘synthetic.’ Most inorganic fertilizers, such as standard N,P,K, are isolated from natural mineral deposits in the earth. However, inorganic fertilizers can contain trace heavy metals, chemical treatment derivatives, and left over solvents from processing.
At the end of the day it doesn’t matter to the plant if the minerals it’s getting come from a chemical plant or a cave in Peru. The best way to fertilize is the Yieldtech way: Vegan, Organic, and Local!