If you would like to give your plants a big boost, you will love to make your own all-natural fertilizers. We have rounded up our favorites and there is something for everyone.
There are lots of reasons that you may want to make your own fertilizer, and one is the lack of nasty chemicals.
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Here are some great Natural Pesticide Gardening Recipes that you are going to love. You can choose from an Oil Spray, Red Pepper Spray, Garlic Spray, and Baby Shampoo Spray.
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Homemade Miracle Grow Recipe
Miracle Grow Directions
Mix the ingredients together and use them once a month on your plants. You will see results within a short time according to the creator of the recipe.
Banana Peel Fertilizer Recipe
via Balcony Garden Web
High in potassium, phosphorus, and calcium, banana peels are great for flowering and fruiting plants. All you have to do is bury a peel under the ground. Make sure it is at the base of the plant, and allow it to decompose.
Another way is to freeze overripe bananas and then bury them next to a needy plant when required. If you prefer to make a spray, soak a peel in water for 2-3 days, then use the water to spray plants or seedlings.
You can also ‘roast’ banana peels in the oven until they are charred. When cooled, break them into pieces and pop in the soil of your house plants.
Epsom Salt Fertilizer Recipe
- 1 Tablespoon Epsom Salt
- 1 Gallon water
Distribute this mixture with a watering can. You can use it on both indoor and outdoor plants and also mix in the soil around your plants. The rate should be 1 tablespoon for every 1-2 feet height of the plant. It’s important that you water in well.
Epsom Salt is available at your local store. It is great for adding magnesium and sulfur to the soil. This works especially well for tomatoes and roses.
You might not realize but Epsom salt tea is great for starting seedlings and reducing transplant shock too. It is known for giving plants a deep green color, especially on magnesium low soils, this is a simple and quick recipe. It is almost impossible to over-do this fertilizer and the best part, it breaks down into a simple magnesium component.
Egg Shell Fertilizer Recipe
Eggshells are very high in calcium, which is necessary for good cellular growth in all plants. You can crush up used eggshells and bury beneath the soil surface. For a faster result, you can make a spray. Here’s how.
- 20 eggshells
- 1 Gallon Water
Boil eggshells in water for a few minutes, then sit in the water overnight. Strain and use as a spray or water from a can directly into the soil – via wikihow
Coffee Grounds Fertilizer Recipe
Work up to 25% coffee grounds into the soil, at the base of the plants. Coffee grounds will also improve the organic matter in the soil. This makes it the perfect choice when fertilizing.
Grass Clippings Tea Recipe -:
- 1 five-gallon bucket filled with fresh grass clippings
- Cover with water
Allow the mixture to sit for 3-5 days. Dilute the strained fertilizer tea by using one cup of tea mixed with 10 cups of fresh water. Pour onto the soil.
Compost Tea Fertilizer Recipe -:
You make this recipe exactly the same way as the grass clippings tea, but with organic compost. This gives a much richer tea with a variety of nutrients and it’s perfect for any plant.
So spend a little time setting aside some eggshells and coffee grounds, or use Epsom salts. You will be saving yourself $$$ and creating a healthier environment for your plants and doing your bit for our beautiful planet!
Easy Homemade Fertilizer Video Tutorial
One of the most popular DIY Fertilizers on Youtube is this Banana version, you will find the details further down our post. It’s a great use for banana peels. Click Play above ^