Homemade Fertilizers

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How to Use Wood Ashes in the Garden

If you have spare ashes lying around from a backyard fire pit, recycle some of it into your soil! Two hundred years ago, ash was processed for use as a potash fertilizer source. Eventually, the production became more costly and new methods to produce potash were developed. Why might ashes be good for the garden? Depending on source, wood and plant ashes contain varying amounts of potassium, phosph... »

Coffee Grounds Fertilizer for Plants – Good Source of Nitrogen? Does it Acidify the Soil?

Coffee Grounds Fertilizer for Plants – Good Source of Nitrogen? Does it Acidify the Soil?

Let’s talk coffee grounds as a natural fertilizer for vegetables and other plants. A study from Linda Chalker-Scott entitled “Coffee Grounds-Will They Perk Up Plants?” shows some evidence that grounds might enhance beets, cabbage and spinach but could potentially damage tomatoes. But how? Grounds will add a bit of nitrogen. We gotta have that! But do you know when to apply nitrogen to fertil... »

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Homemade Fish Fertilizer Improves Celery at School

SCHOOL GARDEN UPDATE: We tested a simple “fish tea” solution on half of our celery starts at school and we were impressed with the results! The half that got plain water were yellowed and slow growing. The half that received fish water grew more vigorously and took on a more rich green color. We simply put a piece of dried fish in a small bucket of water and let it sit for several hour... »

50 Homemade Fertilizers and Soil Amendments: eBOOK – EASY, ORGANIC Recipes for EDIBLE GARDENS

50 Homemade Fertilizers and Soil Amendments: eBOOK – EASY, ORGANIC Recipes for EDIBLE GARDENS

Gardeners around the globe want to know how to make organic fertilizer. Homemade fertilizers can be inexpensive and effective if you know: how to make them when to apply them how to apply them what plants to use them on   Get access to more than fifty natural fertilizer recipes in one convenient eBook. Find solutions to plant and soil problems and customize applications for your garden. Only ... »

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Alfalfa Pellets Fertilizer | HOW TO Use Alfalfa Pellets in the Garden

Do you stay away from synthetic fertilizers, maybe forage around your area for natural options? Alfalfa pellets work great to fertilize cole crops – broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale and kohlrabi. Many folks use alfalfa rabbit food to fertilize their gardens. The pellets are smaller and will break down quickly (but not much faster than the larger version). If y... »

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10 Natural Fertilizer Recipes

Go no further than your pantry, backyard or the beach for materials to make your own organic fertilizer: BANANA PEELS  –  Eating a banana helps replenish lost potassium. Roses love potassium too. Simply throw one or two peels in the hole before planting or bury peels under mulch so they can compost naturally. Get bigger and more blooms. I also use banana peels on my vegetables. See more pict... »