Sunday, May 8, 2016

Coming Up With Your Own Fertilizer

Many people have gardens in their homes for growing their own vegetables or for growing different kinds of flowering plants to add beauty and a more relaxing atmosphere. It is not easy to maintain a garden; you have to consider a lot of things like the condition of the soil, what fertilizer to use, what types of vegetables or flowering plants can thrive in your place, etc. Chemical fertilizers are commonly used before but nowadays people are more aware of their environment and become more eco-friendly. Not only do these people choose to use organic fertilizer for their garden but they also make it on their own. It is not that difficult actually because most of the raw materials that you could use for making your own organic fertilizer is available in your home, the only drawback to this is that it takes time before you can be able to use it and the process of decomposition of these materials maybe a little messy and smelly at the same time if you do not know the proper way to do it.

There are many ways to create your own organic fertilizer; you can even use one of the following: grass clippings, dead weeds, and food wastes like coffee grounds, used tea bags, vegetable and fruit peelings, egg shells, and leaves falling from trees. Composting is actually one of the easiest ways to make organic fertilizer. You have to let your natural ingredients undergo decomposition before you can really have a good result. Water plays a very important role in composting because it will allow your raw materials to rot but you also have to be carefully on the amount of water that you put. Less water in your compost heap will not make it rot totally and too much water will only make your heap too wet which will attract some bad bacteria in your compost making it smell bad.

You can start by putting all your materials in a compost bin; try to mix the browns and greens in equal amounts. You can even add manure to waste papers to hasten the decomposition process and some garden soil too. Make sure you turn your compost heap from time to time, once a week will do. Once you observe that the middle of your compost is hot, this means that you are getting it right. Make sure that your compost heap is moist by adding some water each week. If and when you feel that your compost is no longer giving off heat, it is time that you can leave it to decompose by its own. In a month or two, your compost should achieve a dark brown appearance which means that it is ready for use in your garden.

Using organic fertilizer will not only result to better plants and vegetables but will also give your soil some nutrients that it needs. Aside from that, making your own organic fertilizer is cheaper than buying one in the market.

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