What to do if your plant’s fertilizer smells

What to do if your plant’s fertilizer smells

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Why is the fertilizer smelly?

Sometimes fertilizers have an unpleasant smell. While this is very unlikely to cause harm to your plants, it might be a bit annoying in your home.

  • Is it being stored correctly?

  • Does it contain something that could be causing it to smell bad?

  • If it is an organic fertilizer, it could also have gone bad, which could explain where the smell is coming from

Liquid fertilizing

What to do now

  • We recommend using liquid fertilizer - you can try a few different brands to see if you prefer one over another.

  • Generally speaking mineral fertilizers are odorless while organic ones will usually have a more natural smell.

  • Of the organic fertilizers available, some smell a bit less than others, but it's also a personal preference, so try searching around a bit for one that works for you.