Organic Fertilizer

There is no such thing as a perfect planting soil. Every soil, whatever type it may be has its positives and negatives about them. The best thing about soil is that it can be improved to become the best planting soil for any crops that will be grown in them. Clay soil for example, has some great features and if improved can be considered as one of the best planting soil that can be used. Treat it properly and you will not only have a garden to die for but it will also reward you with a bountiful harvest that every gardener can only dream of.

6 Tips for Improving Your Clay Soil


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1. Test your soil

An alkaline and acidic rich soil can hamper the proper growth of plants in the garden. Having too much alkaline and acid in the soil will limit the availability of soil nutrients to plants. So, testing your soil is important in determining if your clay soil is good for planting or if it needs treatment. You can check your soil yourself by using home test kit or you can let the nearest laboratory to do the soil testing for you. A pH of 6.3-6.8 is the acceptable range for a soil to be ideal for garden plants.


There are million kinds of fertilizers that are being sold in the market and all of these fertilizers offer different ways to improve the quality of the soil for the best crop growth in the garden. But even with all the great promises that these fertilizers offer, nothing beats the good and natural way of fertilizing the garden by using homemade and 100 percent organic fertilizers.

Here are 8 Organic Fertilizers that can be used in the Garden


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It’s not only us humans who loves bananas. Plants and vegetables do too. By simply putting our banana peels in our planting soil before planting our plants, the lost potassium in the ground that plants need will be replenished once the banana peel decomposes.



Making your garden 100 % organic as possible is somewhat difficult. With all the garden pests and soil nutrition problems that your garden goes thru, sometimes using chemical pesticides and fertilizers cannot be avoided. But there are a lot of ways to address these garden problems without using chemicals and contributing damaging effects to the environment. One of the most common and effective way to do this is by using natural and Eco-friendly pesticides and fertilizers in your garden.

Here are 6 Eco-Friendly Fertilizers that you can use in the Garden


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1. Coffee grounds

Do you have a slug problem in your garden? Then a coffee ground is the solution. Sprinkling coffee grounds in your garden will keep all those slimy slugs at bay. More importantly, coffee grounds are rich in nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus which are very beneficial to the soil. When using coffee grounds as a fertilizer, it is best to compose the grounds first to avoid accidental burning of seedlings.

Also Read: 4 Ways Coffee Grounds Can Benefit Your Garden


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



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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1. Chicken Manure as Fertilizer

High in nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus, chicken manure as a fertilizer is one of the best to use in the garden when it is properly composted. But even though it is high in nutrients, never ever use fresh manure directly as a fertilizer because the heat during decomposition will scorch the  roots of the tender plants. It takes about 6 months to a year for a chicken manure to be properly composted and ready for use.