Liquid fertilizers are often costly. In this post, you will learn how to produce your own liquid fertilizer to boost your soil fertility. Vegetable scraps will be your main ingredient. The method is pretty straight-forward: add water to the scraps and let it sit for 24 hours.
Benefits of organic fertilizers
Different from chemical fertilizers, organic fertilizers bring down acidity in the soil and prevent leaching (loss of water from water-soluble plant nutrients from the soil). They don’t kill beneficial microorganisms in the soil. Organic fertilizers add soil organic matter, alter soil structure and preserve essential nutrients to help your plants to grow well.
Things You Will Need
Equipment: Five-gallon bucket + a thick stick (to stir and blend the mixture) or a blender (the one in your kitchen) + a watering can
Ingredients: Water, vegetable scraps
Sleeping time: Allow the mixture to sit for 1 day
by saving all your vegetable scraps in a plastic bag and save them in
your freezer until you have a full bag. You can also save the water
from boiling rice, which is a good source of micronutrients. The
starches will encourage soil bacteria, while the minerals and
vitamins will add small amounts of NPK (nitrogen, phosphorus, and
potassium) to the soil.
Producing your own organic fertilizer
you have a full stock of vegetable scraps, take them out and mix with
the rice water. You can either use a blender or stir hard with a
thick stick until you get a puree which will form the base of your
fertilizer. Pour the puree into your bucket. Stir well and let it sit
overnight. On the following day, fill your watering can with ¼ of
water and add the puree in it.
Now you can water your plants with your fully natural/organic fertilizer.