Would you like to have always healthy and luxuriant plants? No problem! Even if you don’t have a green thumb, there are some DIY tricks that are useful for everyone to go without fail.
First, it is necessary to keep in mind that to grow inside or outside the home, and later to bloom and produce colorful fruits or wonderful flowers, plants need to be fertilized. However, sometimes it happens that the fertilizers on sale are not only too expensive but also involve health risks.
As is often said, “who does it himself does it for three” and precisely on the basis of this warning, we would like to show you how to create DIY fertilizers free of chemicals to be used comfortably for your plants.
Continue reading on the next pages to find out which are the five most suitable fertilizers to encourage plant growth and prevent any attacks by external pests.
Ash derived from burnt wood is an effective and concentrated fertilizer. First, we recommend sifting it and separating the finer part from the larger pieces. One kilo of the finer ash will be mixed with water to obtain a sort of grayish liquid with which the flowers or shrubs will be irrigated. The pieces of ash waste can finally be placed around the perimeter of the plants, burying them a little. Ash also has extraordinary properties to combat different diseases and gastropods, such as snails.
Against diseases: mix the ash with the water until a greasy paste is obtained with which to sprinkle the trunk of the fruit trees.
Against gastropods: spread the ash at the feet of the plants affected by the insects to keep them at a safe distance.
4) The coffee grounds
Rich in nitrogen and phosphate, coffee grounds are very useful for the growth of plants and can be easily mixed with soil. In addition, they will help you to obtain a more luxuriant flowering, to drive away from the worms that attack the roots and to keep away the flies that will be annoyed by its smell.
3) The banana peel
You may not believe it, but banana peel is not just for people to slip! Rich in potassium, it gives plants an excellent stimulus for growth, as well as improving the color of the foliage. For a better effect, it is recommended to cut it into small pieces and bury it at the foot of the shrubs. The peel of this fruit is particularly appreciated by roses, although all plant species will appreciate its presence. In addition to this, banana peel can also be used in other ways.
2) The eggshells
Eggshells also fall into the circle of highly effective fertilizers. Once dried in the sun, they can be crumbled with the help of a rolling pin and finally mixed with the soil. Eggshells are not only useful against gastropods, but they also drive out ants and leek worms.
1) The cooking water
Incredible but true! The cooking water of eggs, legumes or pasta is another example of natural fertilizer. Obviously, before using it for irrigation, you will need to let it cool down. Its mineral salts have the property of stimulating plant growth. Be careful, because throwing hot water on plants is instead a home remedy to eliminate weeds!