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5 Homemade Fertilizers for Your Garden

These home ingredients can help you grow your garden

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After picking the plants that you would love to cultivate at home as well as decorating your pots and planters, you would also need fertilizers to be able to maintain your green space.

You need not stress about this part though, as you can simply use items found at home. Here are 5 homemade fertilizers that you can use.

Main photo from suddenlyjuliet.blogspot.com.

Keep these materials in mind:

Banana peels

Bananas are filled with nutrients such as potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium—all of which can help improve your soil's quality. Simply throw in a couple of peels into your compost or bury them in your pot or soil and let it dry out. 

Manure

If you own chickens, goats, or rabbits, you can use their droppings for fertilizers. Their droppings are usually high in nitrogen and carbon and if you mix it together with soil, it will be beneficial to your plant.

Coffee grounds

Aside from using it as pest repellant and home deodorizer, coffee grounds can also be turned into fertilizers. Coffee grounds are filled with acid and nitrogen, making it a great addition to your compost pit. You may also mix the coffee grounds with water then use the solution to drench the soil.

Photo from ehow.com.

Egg shells

Instead of throwing out your egg shells, you can use it as instant fertilizers for your plants as these are rich in calcium. Make sure you wash them first before you place them near your flowering plants. You can also crush the shells, until it becomes like a powdered substance which you can then mix into your compost.

Compost

Mix different clippings such as dry leaves, vegetable or fruit peels, and soil together to create an effective compost. This fertilizer is considered to be one of the most nutritious fertilizers as it stabilizes the pH level of the plants and enhances the soil’s texture, too.

Photo from suddenlyjuliet.blogspot.com.

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