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The only drawback to synthetic fertilizers is they will build up toxic salts with heavy use. But with time, even that will leach out.

I don't use commercial fertilizers right now, because I have time to admin the soil with composts, manures and such.
But I do keep a few bags in airtight plastic buckets just in case.
For a shtf garden, extra labor doing composts will be a handicap.
 

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In one of my videos I said there are a lot of reasons not to use commercial fertilizers.



Organic fertilizers produce a plant that has more nutrients, as compared to commercial fertilizers.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/588589.stm
Researchers say there is now firm evidence that organically-grown produce is healthier to eat than conventional crops.

Commercial fertilizers have nitrates in them that can go through the ground and into the water table.
http://www.cdc.gov/nasd/docs/d001201-d001300/d001233/d001233.html
The excess nitrate is carried through the soil into groundwater supplies by irrigation water, rainwater, and snowmelt. This is most likely to occur when the soil is sandy, or gravelly and/or shallow water tables exist. Excess nitrate can accumulate in the soil from several sources, including fertilizer, manure, and sewage.
Farms that use a lot of commercial fertilizer, and drink well water should have the water tested for nitrates.


Commercial fertilizer contain no real nutrients to feed the plants. Plants can not produce trace minerals from nitrogen.

How can plants produce minerals that are not in the soil? They can not.

This document as printed in 1911 and has some good information in it about foods and gardening. It is amazing how much we have forgotten over the last 100 years.
http://www.survivalistboards.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=463
 

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I do not think that anyone can have access to buying commercial fertilizer . At least around here it is only purchased by farmers for agriculture use.
 
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