Re: How to select a good organic fertilizer
RE: the higher middle number, as Leslie says, that is what was/is often called a “root and bloom” formula, emphasizing Phosphorus (the middle # in the N-P-K ration on the label). For flowering/fruiting plants a high N number can produce lots of foliageat the expense of flowers/fruit — so perhaps I was talking about a situation where something didn’t bloom or set fruit?
I have also been interested to see lately that the wonderful SafeLawns.org has a resources list that includes many of its organic sponsors and others — and Espoma is included as well as East Coast Organics and others. Have a look at their list:
And my post on fertilizer choices, and why to select organic and so on with lots of good links:
The Organic Consumers Association is also a good place to root around for information about sources etc.: