The plants that we grow in our gardens and orchards mainly require 3 types of basic nutrients. Although we can find other elements, such as calcium or magnesium, largely involved in the proper functioning of the plant, nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus They are of vital importance for the growth of all vegetables.
In this Green Ecologist article we teach you how to make homemade organic fertilizers, easy and cheap based on each of the essential nutrients.
Wood is a very abundant material and we can use the ashes resulting from the burning that we do in the chimneys to heat the houses, for example, as a organic fertilizer very effective for provide phosphorus to our plants. Although to a lesser extent, the burned remains also have a small potassium content.
The simplest way to get ash is taking advantage of the end result of barbecues or fireplaces. Then for use wood ash as fertilizerYou just have to mix them with water, to dilute their content, and we apply it to the plants as irrigation. It is important to do it only 2 or 3 times a year so that it is not excessive.
As is well known in popular culture, the banana is a fruit with a high content of potassium. And this element is also found to a great extent in the peel of this fruit. In this section, we show you how to make a organic fertilizer with a high potassium content based on banana peels.
Coffee can be a potential ally against certain pests and diseases. But in addition, it has great potential as an organic fertilizer, since its content in nitrogen it is very high, in addition to containing other nutrients to a lesser extent and antioxidants. In this section, we will learn about a very fast, simple and cheap way to be able to provide our plants with extra nitrogen. Follow these Steps to Making Homemade Nitrogen Organelle Fertilizers:
In this other Green Ecologist article we show you Ways to use coffee grounds in the garden.
To finish, we tell you a very fast, simple and also cheap way to be able to provide your plants with extra calcium. It's about the eggshells, since its content is 95% calcium, and to a lesser extent nitrogen. It's about a homemade organic fertilizer very simple but effective, you just need to follow these instructions:
Calcium is not an essential nutrient, nor is it one of the most needed by the plant. But as mentioned above, some secondary elements can play a decisive role in some specific processes in the plant. And the contributions of calcium can help solve problems related to the cultivation of some vegetables. An example of this is the blossom end rot of tomatoes, aubergines and peppers.
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