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…
- Home-made plant fertilizer
- Homemade plant food
- Homemade fertilizer
- A better way to fertilize your garden
- How to make homemade plant fertilizer
- Plant lovers homemade fertilizer
- Homemade plant fertilizer from the Helpful gardener
Do you have any plant-food recipes that you love? Let us know!