How do I naturally fertilize my garden? It is very easy to naturally fertilize any garden. Every day I produce a lot of organic waste. This waste I can use to naturally fertilize the soil. Organic Waste forms a good fertilizer plus it does not have any ill effects on plants. Plants mainly need Nitrogen, Potassium, and Phosphorous. Organic waste produced at home is full of these nutrients. Making your own fertilizers at home is easy and not at all expensive. Let us have a look at all those components which we I can use to naturally fertilize my garden.
Mixture of everything
Segregate wet garbage and dry garbage separately. Take wet garbage into a compost bin. Add water and make a slurry. Use this slurry as a fertilizer. This is very primitive fertilizer which needs minimum efforts.
Fish Liquid to naturally fertilize garden
Fish bones are an excellent source of nutrients. Take these and crush them into a powder form. Mix one part of fish powder with two parts of water. Keep this mixture in the sun till it cooks into a soup. Stir the mixture every day for 10 to 12 days. Use this mixture as a fertilizer (3 gallons per 100 square feet). This is effective on growing leafy vegetables, sprouts, and flowering plants.
Green vegetable remains
Take vegetable remains and bury them around the plant below the soil. This may not be very effective as decomposition might take a lot of time. Making compost of remains, on the other hand, is very fast and effective way to use vegetable remains. Take vegetable remains in a compost bin. Mix water and keep it for few days. Keep adding new remains every day. Use this compost before planting a plant. Mix it with soil properly.
Eggshells to naturally fertilize a garden
They are calcium rich and also act a defensive mechanism against some pests and insects. Crumble egg shells and place them around roots inside the soil. Use crumbled Eggshells once a month. Eggshells protect the plant from slugs, ants, and some other insects.
Banana and other fruit peels
Fruit peels are as rich as fruits in ingredients. Banana peels are rich in potassium. Banana peels are put under the soil when or before planting a plant in a container. Peels decompose naturally. Flowers need potassium to bloom nicely. There is no better source of potassium other than banana peels. Hence, banana peelings are highly recommended for rose and other flowering plants.
Tea leaves and coffee beans
Used tea leaves and coffee beans are very simple yet effective materials to naturally fertilize a garden. Either put a few tea leaves around plant once in a week. Another method is to make paste or liquid. Take water and tea leaves in ten is to one ratio. Add it to the soil or spray it on the plant.
It may sound disgusting. Human urine has high nitrogen concentrations plus a good amount of phosphorous and potassium. It works as an ideal fertilizer if a person who pees is healthy and free of any infection. Collect urine in a pot or bottle. Mix it with water in one is to eight ratios. This mixture is effective for all sorts of plants. If a plant is small in size then use approximately 250 ml (2 cups). For medium size 4 cups (500 ml) and for large plants 6 cups (750 ml).