If you want to change your style of gardening into more natural ways, you can start getting rid of those chemicals into something organic. Since you plant your own vegetables, isn’t it better if they are also healthy? You can guarantee your own vegetables’ health by providing an organic garden fertilizer that you can make yourself at home. Here are some organic fertilizers that you can make.
Banana Peel Fertilizer
Banana peels are very advantageous as organic fertilizer. They are rich in calcium, phosphorus, and potassium. If you grow fruiting plants and flowering plants, then this type of fertilizer is very suitable for them. You just need to bury the banana peel under the soil which is used as the base of the plants and let this peel to be decomposed.
If you have overripe bananas that you want to throw away, you can freeze them and bury these frozen bananas next to the plants when needed. You can also make some banana spray by soaking the banana peel in the water for about 2 or 3 days. You can use this spray to water your seedlings or plants.
Coffee Ground Fertilizer
This kind of fertilizer is very good to add some nitrogen to your planting soil. It is also able to increase the level of acidity in the soil. You can try making this coffee ground fertilizer if you grow some roses, rhodies, magnolias, or hydrangeas.
You can start mixing 25% coffee grounds and the planting soil. Then, you can use this mixture as the base of your plants. If you haven’t known yet, coffee grounds are also very effective to increase the organic matter hidden in the soil.
Egg Shell Fertilizer
As we all know, egg shells are rich in calcium and it is very good to ensure the great cellular growth of the plants. Have you noticed that if you find some blossom end rot in your tomato plants, you may have the problem of calcium deficiency in the soil?
Once the problem being identified, you can start using the egg shells, crushing them and burying these pieces under the soil surface.
If you want to speed things up, you can also make a spray from the egg shells. You need to prepare 20 egg shells and 1 gallon of water. You need to boil the egg shells for about a few minutes.
Leave the egg shells in the water overnight. Then, strain the egg shells and use the water as the spray. You can also use the water directly and pour it into the soil.