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5 Secret Ingredients That Can Be Used As Fertilizer

Feed your garden with these all-natural alternatives

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It’s no secret that plants need certain nutrients to live—this is why people use fertilizers to boost the growth of potted wonders. However, fertilizers made with synthetic materials have a lot of harmful components that mess with the ecosystem of the soil or could be damaging to your entire patch of land in the long run. 

Don't worry, you can still have a healthy green corner by turning to organic fertilizers. The best part? These household staples can be found in your kitchen so you get to save a pretty penny, too! Get excited to try out these magic ingredients below: 

1. Coffee grounds
When sprinkled into the soil, dried coffee grounds supply plants with nitrogen, potassium and magnesium. There's only one caveat—coffee grounds can increase the pH level in plants so make sure to use it sparingly. 

2. Epsom salt
Believe it or not, the uses of epsom salt can stretch past beauty easily. When added to your soil, it releases magnesium and sulfate which is essential in growing vegetables, crops, and roses. 

3. Powdered egg shells 

After making breakfast or completing a baking session, set aside your egg shells and crush them until it reaches a powder-like consistency. Sprinkle onto your soil to increase the calcium carbonate in plants—it helps plants have sturdy stalks and stronger leaves.

4. Chicken droppings

If you have a small coop in your backyard, don't let chicken droppings go to waste! It is known to be a very effective, multipurpose balanced fertilizer for all types of plants so be sure to make the most of it.

5. Seaweed

For plant food high in potassium, try mixing seaweed with a little water. Let it sit for a while before watering your plants with it to maximize its effects. 

PHOTOS and SOURCES: Pexels (Main) | | The Survival Mom (Household Items That Can Be Used As Organic Fertilizer)

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