Most of us use chemical products to treat our gardens. People thought it was convenient to use these products and, hence, were ready to pay the extra amount. These products promised quick results but never spoke about the long-term effects of using them. However, there is always kitchen waste which can be used as the best homemade fertilizer in addition to accumulating it for composting, which, again, can be converted into a fertilizer. I agree that homemade fertilizers not as hassle-free to use as the chemical products available in the market but, nevertheless, are better and more efficient while gardening.Most organic lawn fertilizers which are ideal for lawn care comprise a combination of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Some people also make use of organic liquid fertilizers for soil conservation in order to make the plant flourish. There are many recipes for making natural fertilizers at home. Let’s take a look at some of them.
You will have to mix these ingredients in the ratio of 8:1:1:1. The ingredients might seem slightly expensive. However, it turns out to be cheaper than premixed organic lawn fertilizers. Mix these ingredients well and apply it to the soil. It is advisable not to use the fertilizer close to the stem. Use it a little away from the stem by mixing the fertilizer and soil with a hand rake.
Mix these ingredients in the ratio 3:2:1. Some recipes will also suggest adding dolomitic lime to the recipe. If you want to add lime, the ratio of it will be 1 part in addition to the other ingredients. These are dry ingredients, hence, it is advisable to mix them outdoors as they tend to fly all over the place. Take about quarter of a cup of the fertilizer and mix it with the soil around the plant. As mentioned previously, do not let the fertilizer come in contact with the stem of the plant.
The ratio to be used is 1:2:1:1:2:2. This fertilizer should be used for treating vegetable gardens. It nourishes the vegetables all through the growing season.
Kitchen Ingredients – Fertilizer
There are many ingredients in your kitchen, which you can use while practicing organic gardening.
They are a rich source of potassium and calcium. You will need to grind empty dry egg shells before you sprinkle it in your garden.
Mix four parts of water with one part of the waste left behind after making coffee and spray it in your garden once a week. Your plants will get magnesium, potassium and nitrogen from the coffee waste.
Mix one tablespoon of white vinegar with one gallon of water. Use the solution to make your plants lush green. Vinegar contains acetic acid, which increases the acidity of the soil.
Epsom salts contains sulfate and magnesium, which are good for plants like potatoes, tomatoes, roses, etc. One tablespoon of Epsom salt should be mixed with a gallon of water. Use Epsom salt once a month for your plants.
Do you throw your banana peels away? Use these peels for your rose plants and see them flourish.
Tea Waste: Tea waste is especially useful for orchid. You can use your tea bags and tea waste, in summer and spring, to nourish your plants.
Milk mixed with water in the ratio 1:4, will give your plants nitrogen building protein. You can feed your plants with milk once every week.I hope these recipes will help you in making your own fertilizer at home. It is important that you store your homemade fertilizer in an airtight container and away from direct sunlight. Since you are using organic manure, I suggest that you discontinue the use of chemical insecticides and pesticides and, instead, resort to using organic pest control methods so that you get the best results.