A Simple and Extremely Effective Homemade Plant Fertilizer Recipe

A Simple And Extremely Effective Homemade Plant Fertilizer Recipe

So I recently did some digging trying to find some recipes for homemade plant fertilizer and these are a few of what I found. I was looking for something simple to make that I could use with cheap and easy to find household ingredients. My favorite plant food recipe that I found was this one…


I took a old gallon milk-jug and filled it near the top with de-fluoridated tap water and added the following ingredients…

  • 1 tablespoon Epson Salts
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. household ammonia


I have been using it now for about a month and I have seen noticeable growth in my houseplants. I hadn’t been using any fertilizer at all previously, so some of these fertilizer recipes could be better, but with the ingredients I had around the house, this one seemed to be the best option.

Other homemade plant food options

Doing my research, it was clear that there are a million and one ways to fertilize your houseplants. Some people suggested boiling vegetables and after allowing the water to cool using that as a fertilizer. Others just let old tea bags soak in water and poured that water as a liquid plant food, and broke up egg shells and let them sit in water for a month or so (that must be stinky!).

Other suggestions I found…

  • Once a month pour a can of room temperature beer into each of my plants.
  • If you have fish always save the water when you clean or change your tank. Water your plants with this.
  • Dry out empty eggshells, and crush them into powder. Work approximately five crushed eggshells into the soil around every plant. Outdoor flowers, fruits, and vegetables will benefit greatly from this homemade fertilizer.

For even more ideas to create a simple plant fertilizer check out these links…

Do you have any plant-food recipes that you love? Let us know!

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  1. ayessa villanueva says:

    i’m interested in your articles can you send me other articles about fertilizers?

  2. Pretty useful. Good one

  3. Coraly_Escalante@yahoo.com says:

    Is this recipe good for vegetables?

  4. Thats a pretty useful comment and Im sure that will help me improve my landscaping. Thanks again for the tip and nice blog. Ill check back here often.

  5. Interesting article. I always figured the best fertilizers came from animal wastes. I guess this way is a lot cleaner. I can actually touch the dirt with my hands. :P

  6. Seriously, Epsom salt is good for EVERYTHING!

  7. Yep, I agree! Epsom salt is good for everything, plus I’ve also tried the tea bags soaked water method. Worked wonders for me.

    Thanks for all the recipes btw.


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