Anyone use fertilizers? I am looking to try out an organic fertilizer to perk my plants up when needed. Right now I have a sick Pepper plant and was advised to give it some fish fertilizer.
I tried to ask some people about it at Gardenweb and they are acting arrogant and condescending. Trying to tell me not to use fertilizers and to make my soil healthy. I understand it is all about having a healthy soil and feeding your soil. But they fail to mention how. I am not an experienced gardener, I am trying to learn all this. I have clay soil and have used miracle gro bags. I put down a little bit of worm castings cause I had some available from my worm bin.
But my worm bin is tiny and I have a small amount of worms and it is not produced fast enough or in big quantities. I started a compost bin about 2 weeks ago. I plan to use some in Spring, but for now I don't have any available. I just want to make sure my plants get adequate nutrients and grow as vigorous as can be. Is it wrong to use fertilizers? Also how could I begin to make my soil healthy, what are some of the typical amendments to add?