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3 Recipes For Making Your Own Fertilizer

Make your own plant fertilizer

Here are 3 simple recipes for making your own plant fertilizers.

These do not have the chemicals normally found in commercial fertilizers.

Ever tried making compost tea?  Your plants will love you for it.

DIY Miracle-Gro:
Ingredients:

  • 1 gallon of water
  • 1 tbsp epsom salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp of household ammonia

Mix all ingredients together and use once a month on your plants.

Recipe from Mrs Potter

Compost Tea:

Get a clean glass jar.  Add water to the jar.  Keep it on your counter.  Whenever you use eggs, crunch up the shells and put them into the jar.  The same goes for coffee ground.  Put them into the jar.  Once you have quite a bit of this mix, add more water, shake and let it sit for a while.

It will need to sit for quite a while and you will need to shake it every day.  Do not keep the jar in direct sunlight.

After about a week, strain the mix and strain it though a paper towel into another bottle.   That is all there is to it.  Just the strained “compost tea” fertilizer to add to your plants.

Weed compost tea:

Similar to the coffee/tea version but you use weeds.  Don’t use any weeds that have been treated with herbicide.  Place the weeds in a jar with rain water. Cover and place in the sun.  It will smell really foul, but in a week you will have your “weed compost tea.”  This mixture is e far more effective than miracle grow and will last the entire season in the ground.