Incredible Homemade Organic Fertilizer Ideas.
Almost every one of us have plants at home and some even have a garden with flowers or vegetables.
We love to take care of them by giving water and fertilizer from time to time.
But do you know that the fertilizers that we purchase from market is not organic. Instead, these are chemical fertilizers.
This doesn't mean that chemical fertilizers are completely poisonous. The main difference between the two is that organic materials feed both soil and plant, while the chemical fertilizers act as a fast food for plants that contain mineral salts that they can absorb quickly, but this does not improve the soil health.
So today, I will share very simple yet amazing tips using which you will be able to create your own organic fertilizer at home, and that too by using the waste products. Wouldn't this be great?
Instead of throwing away the items in garbage, you will actually be able to use them to make your own homemade fertilizer that will keep your garden and household plants green and healthy.
RememberThe key to grow and maintain healthy plants lies in the soil, plain and simple.
So let's begin...
Used Tea BagsUsed tea bags contain nitrogen that is beneficial for potted plants, and flower bed.
After you have your cup of tea, bury the used tea bags directly into the soil, for a maximum period of 7 days. They will give the soil moisture and flowers the nutrients they need.
This method is good specially for acid-loving plants, such as: Roses, Tomatoes, etc.
Coffee GroundsSimilar to used tea bags, coffee grounds is also an ideal fertilizer for flowers. Thanks to it, they get a more pronounced color.
How often coffee grounds should be used to fertilize plants depends on the type of plant. Houseplants tolerate this type of fertilization only once every six months. However, outdoor plants can be fertilized with coffee grounds up to four times a year.
Banana PeelOnce you eat your banana, do not throw away the peel. Instead, soak it in a glass of water, let it infuse for a day or two, and then use the solution for watering your houseplants.
This solution will give your plants rich nutrition since bananas contain phosphorus, calcium, and potassium, substances that support the vitality of plants and help increase their resistance to pests and diseases.
Do you know?Chopped banana peels are often used in the garden, where they are directly buried in the soil.
Apple peels are also used in a similar way.
Potato WaterThe water that is left after boiling the potatoes is also a natural fertilizer for plants, thanks to the vitamins that have been released into the water during boiling.
After boiling, simply let the water cool down and use it to water houseplants or garden plants once a week.
Egg ShellsEgg shells contain almost complete calcium carbonate — the main ingredient in the agricultural lime.
So next time after having your omelette, don't throw away the egg shells in the dustbin. Instead, save them, and let them air dry. Then, place the dried shells in a blender, and whisk until cool.
After your egg shell powder is ready, sprinkle them around the plants in your garden.
VinegarAcetic acid in vinegar works to increase soil acidity and therefore it works well with acid-loving plants.
AshesDo you have ashes in the stove after the winter that you planned to throw away? Then don't do it!
Ashes are one of the best possible fertilizer at home, they are full of minerals and other beneficial substances. They also contain a high percentage of calcium, making it unsuitable for acid-loving plants. These include azalea, rhododendron, heather, magnolia, etc. It is highly beneficial for other flowers. Thanks to it, they will grow faster and bloom beautifully. Make sure that the ash is coming from woody plants.
The correct amount for ash fertilization is stated to be 9 kg per 1000 sq ft.