How to fertilize plants at home 

These days most people are doing gardening and often get confused while fertilizing plants at their homes. This information is for all those people who want organic fertilizer at home just try once it really works.

How to fertilize plants at home

You can use seaweed. Take 3 ml of seaweed and mix in 1 litre of water. Use a bucket and mug to perform this mixing task comfortably. If you have a bigger garden then increase the amount of it in the same ratio. Now add this to your plants add this water until you see the water coming out from the bottom of the pots. By performing this activity you are actually ensuring that the entire root system gets water and fresh air of nutrients.

What is a seaweed solution?

Seaweed solution is a form of algae which grows in marine systems or in oceans. Compost and seaweed both work similarly. They are such organic matter which is rich in nutrients. So add this rich nutrient organic matter to the soil. The microbes that are present in the soil start decomposing them and these nutrients are used by the plants. Microbes decompose the organic matter into simple nutrients for plants.

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Use home waste as compost

Kitchen waste compost is one of the best compost for plants. You can use home waste such as vegetable waste, fruit waste, waste food, dry leaves, grass, dust, mud and curd. In order to make compost arrange a terracotta. First, try to arrange “Khamba” it is a mud-made utensil that looks similar to a pot but it has a wider neck and holes beside and at the bottom. Holes are important to pass air. If you are not able to find Khamba then purchase a pot and make some holes beside and at the bottom of the pot with the help of any sharp tool such as a screwdriver or knife.

Once your pot is ready put the kitchen waste into it then add some mud and finally add some curd into it. Whenever it produces a smell start mixing it. This home compost will take nearly 1 to 2 months to get ready and the preparation of compost depends on the temperature and moisture. Carbon and nitrogen are required in a ratio of 1:2 to prepare compost. In a 1:2 ratio, 1 is dry leaves and 2 is kitchen waste. Kitchen waste contains nitrogen and dry leaves consist of carbon.

When to add fertilizer to plants

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The frequency of fertilizing your plants should be around 2 months. One must fertilize plants every 2 months according to the plant type.

Even after the continuous promotion of organic farming by the government of India lots of people still use chemical fertilizers. Chemical fertilizers are basically synthetic forms of nutrients you can use them a couple of times but in order to see e good results in long run, you should stop using chemical fertilizers in your garden.

Study shows chemical fertilizers used for a long time can harm soil so we recommend you always use an organic fertilizer such as home waste, cow dung, cow urine, leaves, mulch etc. Especially for home gardening chemical fertilizers can be avoided. Compost, cattle dung, seaweed solutions, and mulch are great sources of nutrients for house plants. For the specific form of nutrients like phosphorus you can use a banana cover.


What is the best homemade fertilizer for plants?

Some of the below-given items can be used to make the best home fertilizer for plants:
1. Grass clippings.
2. Weed tea.
3. Kitchen scraps – waste food, vegetables,
4. Tree leaves.
5. Coffee grounds.
6. Eggshell.
7. Banana peels.
8. Curd.
9. Mud.
10. Flowers and plant leaves.

How can I make fertilizer at home?

You should use cow dung, cow urine, and kitchen waste to make organic fertilizer for your home.

Which fertilizer is best for plants?

Fertilizers must contain nitrogen, phosphorous, carbon and potassium. The benefits of these elements are given below:
Nitrogen = Leaf growth.
Phosphorous = Root growth and flowering.
Potassium = fights diseases.

Is rice water good for plants?

If used in the proper ratio then rice water is more beneficial than tap water and helps plants to grow at a much better rate.

How often should I add fertilizer to plants?

You should provide fertilizer to your plant according to the variety of the plant. Generally, 2 months are preferred to add fertilizer to the plants.

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