Gardening is a wonderful hobby. In fact, it is the most blissful, thoughtful, and healthy hobbies of all. Because with gardening you make sure that you are leaving good earth for your off-springs. But gardening as a process involves many things. It is not only about bringing plants and watering them daily. Time to time, the plants require trimming, reporting, and most important application of fertilizers to achieve better yields. So, you have to take the fertilizers and as instructed by the nursery, you have to put them in the soil so that your plant grows well. Now, there are many artificial fertilizers as well as organic fertilizers in the market. Obviously, the organic fertilizers are better options for the overall health of your plants.
There are many natural plant fertilizers that you can find at your home very easily. And opting for these natural products are way better than opting for packaged organic fertilizers.
You do clean your aquarium quite often – right? So, while cleaning your aquarium next time, keep aside some amount of water. Water your plants with this aquarium water as fish waste consists of valuable nutrients that make a great plant fertilizer.
Coffee is a common beverage that is found easily at home. You can use the grounded coffee and sprinkle on the topsoil and follow with regular watering. Or you can make some black coffee and let it cool down before pouring it into your plant pot.
Have you ever thought that cooking water can be used as an organic or natural plant fertilizer? So, when after you have boiled your vegetables like potatoes, carrots, spinach, or eggs and even pasta, don’t just throw away the water. Let it cool down and come to room temperature and then put it on the plant soil.
Wood Ash From Fireplace:
If you happen to belong to a colder region or if your family loves food cooked on the wood fire, then you must collect the wood ash. You can sprinkle this wood ash on your soil as they contain a good amount of potassium and calcium carbonate. But just remember not to sprinkle this wood ash in places where you are trying to grow acid-loving plants. This wood ash is alkaline in nature and would thus increase the soil alkalinity.
Banana is a great source of potassium. So, for your vegetable plants or flowering plants, you can use banana peels as a natural fertilizer. You can place some banana peels before planting and allow them to compost naturally.
Green Tea Mix:
Put 1 teabag of green tea to 2 gallons of warm water and let it cool down. Now transfer this to a spray bottle and feed your plant and plant-soil every 4 weeks.
Take 1 tablespoon of Epsom salt and mix that with 1 gallon of water. Transfer this water into a sprayer bottle and apply once a month to the foliage plants. This mix has an amazing amount of magnesium and sulfur which would keep the plants fresh and healthy.
Gelatin is actually a great source of nitrogen. All you have to do is dissolve 1 packet of gelatin in 1 cup of hot water and then add 3 cups of cold water. Allow some time to cool in case the water is still mildly hot or put some more cold water. Now pour this gelatin water directly on the soil around your plants once a month. You will see amazing results.
If you have hair then there will definitely be hair fall – that is natural. There are always at least 2-10 hair strands of hair that will come off while brushing your hair. Don’t throw them here and there or in a dust bin. Instead, collect them and cut them to small lengths in case they are very lengthy. Now mix them with your soil because hair will release nutrients and nitrogen into the soil. You can use dog hair, horse hair, and cat hair too.
Many households prefer to use powdered milk to make their tea or coffee. So, you can mix this powdered milk with soil before planting and see amazing result. Powdered milk contains a good amount of calcium and thus your plant will shine and stay in great health!
Hope you find these natural plant fertilizers interesting and use them well to maintain a healthy garden. Pass this information to your friends too who love gardening.