All fertilizers are Not created equal!
Just as with beer, there are high quality micro-brews and low quality generics.
Urban Farm Fertilizers begin as hydroponic-grade nutrients that produce exceptional results in soil or hand-watered potted plants as well. We began 35 years ago formulating hydroponic nutrients for vegetable production.
We use concentrated teas made from guanos, kelp, earthworm casts, humic acid, Vitazyme®, and amino acids in combination with hydroponic-grade minerals. Use Urban Farm Fertilizers in containers, raised beds, hydroponics, soil, drip systems, or hand-watering for complete nutrition and eye-popping yields.
- We craft our “proprietary” formulas by hand on a weekly/daily basis.
- Super-concentrated, 1 gallon makes 256 gallons of full-strength nutrient solution.
- Hybrid Hydroponic-grade nutrients for soil, containers, and hydroponics.
- No more blossom-end rot: loaded with Calcium.
- For drip systems, watering can, hose-end sprayers, tank sprayers, foliar.
- A stand-alone fertilizer: 100% nutritionally complete, instantly available.
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The Urban Farm Fertilizer Company is located in Bay City, Texas. We are dedicated to the pursuit of perfection in creating the finest, most effective fertilizers for vegetables, flowers, citrus, trees, lawns, and the new medicinal market.
Our fertilizers trace their beginnings back to Colorado in the early 1980’s. The “Back to the Land” movement was strong, and growing your own food was an integral part of that. Water is scarce and precious in Colorado, so drip irrigation was essential for efficiency. Very quickly, drip turned into hydroponics. That was back when there was no internet and only marginal information on the subject. Book-learning was the best we could do then, but even so, information on hydroponics was in short supply.
We began with Dyna-Gro and General Hydroponics, as they were the only off-the-shelf hydro nutrients available. After several years we became increasingly disappointed with both of them. Results were not as good as we thought they should be, and we came to intensely dislike the 3 part components. That led to the beginning of a long process developing our own.
We also began with 3 parts because that is what the industry said it had to be. But, being hard-headed and chronically inquisitive, we experimented with all-in-one formulas. After years of trial & error, and many spectacular failures we achieved success. With breakthroughs combining “old-school” and “new-school” blending, we were able to create a hybrid, high-performance nutrient utilizing the best of both worlds. The process is very specific……if not done perfectly by design, the result is unusable. If done correctly, our 1-part nutrients will equal or out-perform any combination nutrient. Just ask our customers, both commercial professionals and backyard gardeners.
The rest of the story is…….in 2007 we decided to take our hobby public. Urban Farm Fertilizers actually began as “HydroSystems”, making hydroponic systems called The Urban Farm. By default we had to bottle our nutrients as part of the system. The Urban Farm was an out-of-the-box, plug & play hydroponic platform. Lo and behold, within 3 years, our nutrients were outselling our hydro systems. Folks on Tomatoville.com in particular got wind of Urban Farm Fertilizers and sales took off. We quickly realized that we didn’t have the capability to make both, so we ceased making Urban Farms and focused entirely on fertilizers. Thank you Tomatoville! And a special shout-out to Bill Burkett, a master tomato gardener if there ever was one.
And here we are.
We make proprietary, hybrid nutrients using organic components and greenhouse-grade mineral nutrients. This gives us the ability to combine the bioactivity of organics with the instant potency, solubility, availability, and nutrition of concentrated minerals, the same minerals used in hydroponic food production around the world. What we have done different is to modify our formulas to make them excellent for soil and container gardening as well. You get hydroponic-grade performance for your lawn and garden……a first for the home gardener.
We make fresh nutrients on a daily basis as the orders come in and ship direct to our customers. We never warehouse product. It is always fresh and most active. In the past we tried retail, but found distributors and retailers storing product upwards of a year before putting it on shelves. Being unacceptable to us, we abandoned retail and now only take online orders.
In conclusion, we make nutrients of a quality and consistency that the corporations can’t match. Think micro-brewed beers.