Originally Posted by sputinc7
Just natural, not chemical. Chemical fertilizers are like drugs for plants. When they run out they have nasty withdrawal because there is no half life, and organically grown foods usually have a better flavor. Not to mention the unknown chemicals in chemical fertilizers. I try to grow things as organic as possible... Best I have found is potash. 2 kinds. One with chlorine, one without. The one without sounds better, as the microscopic beings are very good for plants.
"Chemical" and "natural" are not mutually exclusive. You can buy potassium nitrate that is mined and, as such, it is a natural chemical.