Organic Fertilizer

There are many ways to use tea bags in our garden. Here are 10 of them.

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1. Food for Your Garden

Watering your plants with re-brewed used tea bags can protect the plants from fungal infections. By opening the tea bag, you can also sprinkle the damp leaves around the plants base to fertilize the soil. Schedule occasional tea time for your acid-loving house plants. You can also work wet tea leaves into the soil around the plants to give them lush and luxuriant look.

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Garden plants need a lot of nutrients like nitrogen, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium and phosphorus for them to be able to grow healthy. Organic fertilizers help garden plants by providing them these nutrients. There are organic fertilizers that you can make at home and you can easily find the ingredients for these fertilizers.

The benefit of using homemade organic fertilizers is that you avoid toxic chemicals that can harm your garden soil, plants, the beneficial insects in your garden, your pets and family while still providing the nutrients and food your plants and soil need to ensure a successful garden. One advantage of using homemade fertilizer is you save money.

The following are some homemade organic fertilizers that you can use in your own garden.

How to make banana peel fertilizer

Plants like rose bushes love potassium that is why banana peel fertilizer can be beneficial to them. Using banana peels as fertilizer is easy; all you have to do is bury banana peels on the soil near your potassium-loving plants. As the banana peels decompose it will nourish your plants and help them grow healthier, larger and they will have bigger and more blooms.

Coffee grounds as a fertilizer

Coffee grounds are a good organic fertilizer, especially for acid loving flowering plants. All you have to do is sprinkle coffee grounds around the soil of your acid loving plants. Examples of plants that can benefit from coffee grounds are Azalea, Hydrangea, and Magnolia.

How to make Epsom salt fertilizer

You will need 1 tbsp. of Epsom salt, 1 gallon of water, and a container or watering can.

Mix the Epsom salt and water in the container and then water your plants. This homemade fertilizer is beneficial to your plants such as tomatoes, bell peppers and roses. Epsom salt is a good source of magnesium which is important to your garden plants. You can also use this fertilizer for your houseplants.

How to make egg shell fertilizer

You will need egg shells in making this fertilizer, so keep your egg shells. Place your collected egg shells outside and allow them to air dry. Turn your saved dry egg shells into powder with the use of your blender. Spread the powder around the soil of your plants.

Your veggies and flowers will benefit from this fertilizer.

How to make liquid grass clipping fertilizer

Making grass clipping fertilizer is easy. Get a 5 gallon bucket and fill it with grass clippings. Fill the 5 gallon bucket with water and then cover it. Allow the grass clippings to soak for 3 weeks; don’t forget to stir it once a week.

After three weeks you can now use the fertilizer. Mix 1 cup of liquid grass clipping fertilizer with 10 cups of water and pour it to your plants. Pour 2 cups of this fertilizer for your small plants and 6 cups for your large plants.

How to make liquid egg shell fertilizer

You will need at least 20 egg shells to make a liquid egg shell fertilizer. Boil these egg shells in one gallon of water for a few minutes. After boiling, let the shells sit in the water for about 8 hours. After that, remove the egg shells from the water. Put the water in any container, but make sure that the container is clean.

You can now use the liquid egg shell fertilizer to water your plants.

Making your own fertilizer at home is easy and fun. Homemade organic fertilizers can be beneficial to your garden. By making your own fertilizer, you don’t have to spend money buying commercial ones that can be detrimental to your and your family’s health.

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