Fertilizing your vegetable garden or garden is a necessary cultivation operation if you want to obtain luxuriant vegetables, plants and flowers. We do not necessarily have to resort to products on the market; a good fertilizer can be self-produced with DIY.
In this guide we will show you how to prepare a DIY fertilizer with natural ingredients such as garlic, onion and tansy; thanks to this completely natural fertilizer, the plants already developed will remain healthy and strong to produce at their best without having to damage the environment. It is a simple and inexpensive product, as it can be comfortably made at home, just get the necessary ingredients.
Do it yourself fertilizer, the necessary
- 500 grams of garlic and onion stalks
- 500 grams of dried tansy (available in health food stores)
- A handful of pelleted manure (available in agricultural consortia or specialized shops such as Leroy Marlin)
- A few tablespoons of bentonite or rock flour
Manure pellets is one of the best organic fertilizers due to the massive presence of nitrogen and phosphorus. It also improves the physical characteristics of the soil thanks to the carbon contained in it.
Bentonite is rich in precious clay minerals and is very suitable for improving the quality of sandy soils. The 'primitive rock' flours, on the other hand, are rich in granite and basalt. The rock flours also help the soil retain nutrients and moisture. When used frequently, the soil becomes wetter and remains more fertile for a long time.
DIY fertilizer, Preparation
Take all the ingredients mentioned above, put them in a plastic container and add ten liters of water preferably rain. Mix everything carefully, close the container and let the preparation rest for at least 10 days in a place away from the reach of children and animals.
Once the necessary time has elapsed, filter the macerate and transfer it into various bottles with caps, taking care to affix a label with the words "fertilizer for plants"
And speaking of macerate, this concoction can also prove effective as a pesticide; it will be enough to macerate the right herbs. In this regard, we recommend reading "Natural pesticides for plants, macerates"
Do it yourself fertilizer, use
Once the product is ready, you can proceed with its use: just distribute it at the foot of the plants throughout the summer, from July to the end of September. As for quantities, one glass per plant once a week will suffice.