According to experts, most habits follow the same 3-step pattern: “reminder, routine, reward.” If the reward is positive, then it is more likely you will repeat the routine the next time the reminder comes around. Whether you are a new or seasoned gardener, forming a few good gardening habits is important. One of the most important habits is fertilization. The habit of fertilization often follows this 3-step pattern: 1) you are reminded it is time to plant in your garden; 2) you follow a routine of fertilizing when you plant; and 3) you reap the delicious rewards of a successful, healthy garden. In order to help you form this gardening habit, we will share a quick and dirty overview of several types of organic fertilizers, their benefits, and how to apply them in your garden this spring.