It is a no-brainer on how to make homemade organic compost for your garden plants.
Making your own garden compost at home is quite easy, all you need is your kitchen waste materials.
So, what are these materials?
Well, For example, these include but are not limited to; eggshells, vegetable peels, such as Banana, Onion, etc, and properties of sandy soil combine in a mixture.
Basically, any scraps from fruits and veggies you always thought of throw away in the kitchen bin.
Eggshells contain calcium which is quite useful to many plants, many people use eggshells as a starting to germinate young crops.
The reason why banana peels are essential to garden homemade compost is because of the rich potassium and phosphorus it contains that aid plant flowering.
Onions are rich in magnesium and a lot more properties that would be helpful to plants, just as the store-bought organic fertilizer.
To make homemade organic compost, you should use all your kitchen compost and fruit scraps, and vegetable scraps in a bin, along with some dried leaves.
In a few weeks, all the mixture in the container will break down and form compost or rather (super homemade organic Compost).
The Compost will be ready in one month and you can apply that compost to plant roots and in seed starting cells.
Another way to make super compost is to save your kitchen scraps preferable vegetable scraps.
Then take the veggie scraps and grind them up in a blender. afterward, throw the blended mixture between the rows of your crops and use a hoe to work them into the garden soil.
How To Make Your Own Organic Fertilizer For Plants?
It’s quite simple to make your own homemade natural organic fertilizer because it is easy and cheap at the same time.
For homemade organic fertilizer, use components you already have in and around your home.
These components include Organic material from leftover food and grass clippings to organic fertilizers made from plant or animal waste.
Your plant base homemade fertilizers should include, cottonseed meal, compost, soybean, seaweed, and kelp, etc.
How To Make Compost Tea Recipe
First, fill a 5-gallon container1/3 of the way with good quality finished compost from the compost pile.
Then, fill the 5-gallon bucket with water to a few inches from the top.
Allow the mixture to marinate for 3 or 4 days.
Stir the mixture often during the 3 – 4 day period.
Afterward, strain the mixture with a porous fabric, and pour the remaining compost in your garden or carry wet compost bac to its pile.
Next, dilute the remaining liquid organic fertilizer to a ratio of 10:1 of water to tea.
Then spray the remaining mixture over your crop leaves with a sprayer.
How To Make Lawn Fertilizer and Weed Fertilizer Recipe
First, Fill a 5-gallon container with 2/3 parts of fresh grass clippings.
Apply a few inches of water in the container.
Allow the mixture to sit for approximately (3 days) at room temperature and stir the mixture at least once a day or 12 hours.
After 3 days, strain the liquid and dilute this liquid fertilizer with equal parts of water.
Then, spray the rich nutrient content mixture over leaves for rapid growth plant growth.
How To Make Vinegar Fertilizer Recipe
Did you know that Vinegar and acetic acid work very well for plants that love acid? Yes! it is used as a replacement for rose plant food or houseplant fertilizers. However, (Always test first)
First, mix 1-gallon of water and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar together.
Apply this mixture to your plants and repeat after every 2 – 3 months. And there you have homemade vinegar fertilizer.
What is the difference between Organic and Bio-Fertilizers?
Organic fertilizer is consists of animal excreta, human excreta, along with vegetable matter such as compost and crop residues.
Also when it comes down to organic fertilizers they include animal wastes from meat processing, peat, manure, slurry, and guano.
Bio-Fertilizer on the other hand is a substance that contains living microorganisms.
When microorganisms are applied to seeds, plant surfaces, or soil, they colonize the entire interior of the plant and promote growth by increasing the supply of vital nutrients to the host plant.
If you are practicing organic gardening, soil that is very rich in nutrients and humus is the most suitable for growing nice vegetables, fruits, ornamental plants.
However, overall the fertility and feasibility of your soil are better than applying fertilizers as quick fixes. It’s the best way to carry out organic gardening.
A healthy plant needs healthy soil. The soil must provide all the organic nutrients for the proper growth of the plant. Fertilizers are only a temporary fix.
What Plants Need For Healthy Growth?
The essential components/requirements plants need for healthy growth are; Air, Light, Warmth, Water, and Nutrients to sustain their health.
However, if the plant (s) doesn’t have one of these requirements, it could affect its growth or possibly die.
To be more clear, plants that are kept in a dark place will grow tall and spindly in search of light and then become weak over time and die.
Fertilizers are the best mode to increase the fertility of the soil, Fertilizers are of two kinds Organic and Chemical fertilizers.
Organic Fertilizers properties are mainly made up of all the natural ingredients such as animal matter, animal waste, vegetable matter, and crop residues.
Organic Fertilizers add the missing or required nutrients to the plant and also enhances the fertility of the garden soil by increasing the solid structure and promotes water holding capacity.
Chemical fertilizers on the other hand are generally manufactured from synthetic elements (Chemicals) that usually enhance nutrients in the soil and promote the growth of the plant.
How Does An Organic Fertilizer Work?
Organic fertilizers work by emancipates nutrients in a slow way which provides a constant flow of natural elements to the plant.
Organic nutrients found in the fertilizer are not harmful to the roots of the plant.
moreover, organic fertilizers also improve soil structures, water holding capacity, increase in fertility, develops earthworms and microorganism in your farm or garden soil.
The Best thing about organic fertilizer is that it enhances soil fertility for a longer period of time and maintains the chemical imbalances permanently.
How Do Chemical Fertilizers Work?
Chemical fertilizers work best on the soil and plants immediately or rather faster than organic fertilizers.
However, if used, the chemical fertilizers will destroy all organic ingredients in the soil.
Nevertheless, salts in the chemical fertilizers will make the soil more acidic and destroys earthworms, unfortunately.
Why Do Farmers Use Organic Fertilizers?
The reason why most farmers use Organic fertilizers is that they do not make a crust on the soil, unlike their inorganic counterparts.
Organic fertilizers improve the soil’s water and air movement and also serve as food for the soil making the soil an easier place to dwell for living things.
The nutrients in organic fertilizers are released slowly, however, at a consistent rate suitable for the plant.
Why is it Important to Use Organic Fertilizer?
When it comes to organic fertilizer, the first thing to understand about these products is that they do not feed plants directly.
Organic fertilizers are food that feeds the microbes living in the garden soil, and when the microbes are well-fed, they create plant food.
Here are few reasons why you should consider using organic fertilizer. I have used them for years now.
1) When it comes to organic fertilizer, microbes work together to soften the garden soil by separating mineral particles.
2) When the Microbes in the garden soil are Well-fed they take care of organic waste materials.
3) Microbes in the soil create humus which is a stored form of unused plant food.
4) The Microbes in the soil retain nutrients for later release and use by plants. Chemical fertilizer, however, just wash through the soil.
5) Microbes also work together to push the garden soil pH toward 7.0 and hold it there, this is one of the reasons why you should use organic fertilizer.
6) When it comes down to the use of organic fertilizer, you cannot overfertilize planets with organics.
These are some of the easiest ways How To Make Homemade Organic Compost and Homemade Organic fertilizer, and their benefits. I hope this post helped you find what you are looking for. Cheers!