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Hi my friends!
Today we are going to discuss how to make your own liquid fertilizer at home.
It really is quite a simple process.
There are few different types that you can make some easier than others.
The first I would like to discuss in a home made weed tea!
I would have to say it's easiest ever and believe me you will be thinking, "WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT"
HOW TO MAKE HOME MADE WEED LIQUID FERTILIZER!
We all have access to weeds right? Actually for many of us this can be a daily chore weeding the garden, but what if I told you that you can turn your weeds into organic liquid fertilizer!
This is how you make it!
How Does This Liquid Fertilizer Work?
Plants up take nutrients from the soil everyday and store it in their stems storks and leaves.
When you pull up the weeds the nutrients are still stored!
But after a few days of soaking the weeds, the weeds leach the nutrients back into the soil.
There is a catch though!
If you pull weeds up from infertile soil the weed will contain only a small amount of nutrients and minerals.
Try to find your weeds to make Your Own Liquid Fertilizer at Home from nice fertile soils. If you can't don't worry, just make your solution a little stronger by adding more weeds or cutting down the mix to 70-30.
You can use this liquid fertilizer on any plants that need a nutrient boost. It's also a great way to save a few dollars and keep the weeds down.
TIP: If the weeds are full of seeds soak for long enough to drown the seeds. Let the seeds germinate in the mix and become a part of the vital brew.
Seeds contain amazing amounts of stored nutrients and this will give your liquid fertilizer the boost that it just may need.
How Often Do You Apply The Liquid Fertilizer?
Lettuce and leafy vegetables can have a liquid fertilizer boost at least once a week, You can also water the solution down and apply more often if you like, say twice a week.
Other herbs and vegetables would appreciate a boost in the growing season about once a week.
In the cooler climates or in the fall (Autumn) or spring once a fortnight would be perfect.
I hope you enjoyed this article How to Make Your Own Liquid Fertilizer at Home ? Please pass this on to others as I am sure they would love to save a few pennies, keep their weeds down and grow lovely healthy fruits, vegetables and herbs!
Happy Gardening Marty and Karin!
ps: The video above is super dooper version! Maybe if your handy you just may make one for yourself!
pps: You can also make great liquid fertilizer from worm wee from your worm farm, highly recommended. Check out this last post Using Worm Wee and Worm Castings as a Fertilizer!
Hi today I want to discuss about using Worm Wee and Worm Castings as a fertilizer!
No you don't need a worm farm, but it helps! I have one and it works great.
You can actually buy worm castings from farms and some organic potting mixes actually contain a certain amount of worm castings. If you are curious read the label and see for yourself!
Why Are Worm Castings So Great?
The answer is because it does not burn or shock the roots of plants and you just can't overdose and kill your little beloved plants
It's also very high in nutrients. Sure it does depend on what you feed the worms, but if you provide a wide variety of foods for them to consume, then you will also receive a high nutrient fertilizer!
Basically worms will eat anythings organic, but they don't really like acidic foods, so these are best avoided being fed into the worm farm.
Food such as the Onion family and citrus should be left out of the worm farm as the worms just don't like them.
Using Worm Wee and Worm Castings as a fertilizer is really great, but there are some tricks to it! If you want to know more follow this link WORM FARMS
Worm Wee is it Really That Great?
Yes, worm wee is awesome!
Why? Because the nutrients can be up taken into the roots of the plant almost immediately!
This can really give your struggling plants a major boost and is fantastic for growing leafy edibles such as lettuce.
And for lettuce to taste great it needs to grow fast and have a lot of nutrients available, otherwise it will taste bitter.
View this blog post about growing lettuce! How to grow tasty lettuce at home.
How Much Worm Wee Should I Use?
You will need to on the odd occasion water down your worm farm to keep it moist. The idea is not to saturate the farm, but keep it damp and cool.
I actually had a few hot days where my worm farm got too much sun and it killed a lot of the worms, poor worms. It was my daughter Karin who spotted the late summer sun on the farm and it only took a few days of that to knock half of them on the head.
So I moved the worm farm to a more suitable location and wet it down on the hotter days. It was out of the sun, but air temperatures where still extremely high during this period.
Each time I wet down the farm I caught water down below from the tap that was a deep brown colour.
I created a mixture of 50-50 50% water, 50% worm wee and watered my lettuce with this nutritious formula!
Did I see benefits? Yes, I did and I stopped buying other liquid fertilizers and now I am saving money! Also my fertilizer is as close to organic as I can get.
I use the worm wee on all my plants in succession and wet the worm farm down once a week. I pour on about 2 liters of water and in return receive close to 3 liters of liquid fertilizer.
If you want to save money, produce great fertilizer and also lower your carbon footprint then I highly recommend that you purchase a worm farm.
The kids love them too and get to see recycling at its finest.
I hope you enjoyed this article Using Worm Wee and Worm Castings As A Fertilizer? Please pass it on via facebook and twitter or post on your favorite bookmarking website. By getting the word out we together can help reduce waste on the earth and provide a brighter future for our kids and future generations.
Happy Gardening Marty & Karin
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