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Complete Natural Fertilizer

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ALFALFA MEAL

NPK content: 3-2-2

Alfalfa as a garden fertilizer is used to increase organic matter in the soil. It is a rapid decomposer. It is also an excellent and effective soil conditioner. Alfalfa’s high amounts of carbohydrates and protein encourages beneficial soil microbes and earthworms to quickly breakdown the nutrients and make them available for use by the plants.

HOW TO MAKE IT:

  • Chop alfalfa and dry
  • Crush dry alfalfa
  • To make an alfalfa meal tea:
    • Brew by putting a cup of meal into a 5 gallon bucket of water
    • Let it sit for at least 1 week
    • Strain the tea and water plants with it or use it as a foliar spray

APPLICATION:

6 kilograms per 100 square meter or ¼ cup per plant

It can be applied anytime of the year as a side dressing or around individual plants.

BENEFITS:

  • Good source of minerals such as Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Sulfur, Magnesium, Boron, Iron and Zinc
  • It builds organic matter
  • It feeds microorganism in your soil. Alfalfa has almost perfect balance of carbon to nitrogen (24:1).
  • It stimulates growth of plant roots and enhances photosynthesis. Alfalfa contains triacontanol, a hormone which stimulates plant roots growth.
  • It serves as nitrogen fixer.
  • If included in your compost, it will decompose fast which can help speed-up your composting process.
  • Control nematodes
  • The best cover crop in your garden or farm

AQUARIUM OR FISH POND WATER

If you have an aquarium at home or a fish pond, do not throw its water in your sink. Use it as fertilizer for your plants. The water in the aquarium contains fish manure and it also contains helpful bacteria and trace nutrients that can help your plants thrive like Phosphorus, Nitrogen, Potassium, iron, etc..

HOW TO MAKE  IT:

  • This is easy. Just let your fish do the work for you.

APPLICATION:

Use the water in your aquarium to feed your plants.

BENEFITS:

  • Aquarium water contains beneficial bacteria as well as potassium phosphorus, nitrogen and trace nutrients that will promote lush, healthy plants.

CAUTION:

If you are using salt water in your aquarium, DON’T USE IT ON YOUR PLANT.


BANANA PEEL

Banana is rich in potassium and other minerals needed by our plants. It has 358 mg of Potassium, 27 mg of Magnesium, 22 mg of Phosphorus, and other minor minerals.

HOW TO MAKE IT AND HOW TO USE IT:

Banana Peel Tea

  • Fill a jar with water
  • Add a couple of banana leaves
  • Let it sit for 48 hours
  • After 48 hours, discard the peel
  • Use the banana tea to water your plants especially those that need potassium

Banana Peel Before Planting

  • Chop banana peels into small pieces
  • Bury the peels at least 5 inches
  • Plant your seedlings

Banana Compost

  • Add your banana peel in your compost pile

BAT MANURE

Bat manure is a soil enricher and an excellent fertilizer.  It is obtained from fruit and insect-feeding species of bats. It is fast acting and has little odor.  (NPK – 10-3-1)

HOW TO MAKE  IT:

Bat dung can be obtained from caves or any place where there are many bats.

  • Steep in water the bat manure overnight and then it’s ready for to water your plants.

APPLICATION:

Bat manure can be used as top-dressing, worked into the soil, or made into tea and used with regular watering practices. It can be used fresh or dried. Bat manure should be applied in smaller quantities than any other manure types.

BENEFITS:

  • Provides a high concentration of nutrients to plants and the soil
  • It has 10% Nitrogen, 3% Phosphorus, and 1 percent Potassium

BONE MEAL

We usually throw the bones of pork, beef, chicken and fish. By doing that, we are wasting a great fertilizer for our plants.  Bone meal contains phosphorus.

HOW TO MAKE  IT:

  • Collect the bones, clean and sterilize
  • Dry them for a month if needed
  • If it is already dry, crush them into a fine powder using heavy-duty mortar and pestle.
  • The product is a powdered bone meal

APPLICATION:

  • To use the bone meal, you can sprinkle some in your soil at a rate of one pound for every ten square feet of your garden space.
  • You can also make a bone meal tea, just add one tablespoon of bone meal for every gallon of compost tea and brew the tea as normal.

BENEFITS:

  • It is an excellent source of Phosphorus
  • Provides smaller amounts of essential nitrogen, potassium and calcium. It will steadily and slowly release these nutrients for plant uptake.
  • Cheap fertilizer

BLOOD MEAL

To enrich vegetable and flower gardens, they need more nitrogen, phosphorus, and calcium. Blood meal provides all of these for your vegetable and flower plants.

HOW TO MAKE  IT:

  • Get the blood from your chicken, pic, goat or even fish
  • Cook the blood juices until it become dried
  • Let it cool and put blend it or grind it to make a powdered blood meal

APPLICATION:

  • Apply blood meal during the growing season
  • Do not apply to seedlings
  • Do not apply on legumes because they are nitrogen-fixers
  • Sprinkle the blood meal around your plants
  • For heavy users: Broadcast 10 to 30 pounds of blood meal per 1000 square foot.

BENEFITS:

  • Your plant will be more attractive due to blood meal’s nitrogen content.
  • It will increase the acidity of your soil
  • It serves as nitrogen fixers for your soil

COFFEE GROUNDS

Coffee grounds contains 1.45% nitrogen. They also contain magnesium, calcium, potassium, and trace minerals needed by your plants.

HOW TO MAKE  IT:

  • Get your coffee grounds from your brewed coffee and it’s ready to use.

APPLICATION:

  • Put coffee grounds in your compost bin. It is “green” because it is rich in Nitrogen.
  • You may also add it directly to the soil in your garden.
  • Make a tea out of coffee (Lol). Just add 2 cups of used coffee grounds to a 5 gallons of water and let it steep overnight then spray it to your plants.
  • Add a cup of coffee grounds to your wormcasting. The love coffee grounds.

BENEFITS:

  • When decomposed, they release nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus and other trace minerals that support plant growth.

COMPOST

As defined in Wikipedia, compost is an organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment. Compost is a key ingredient in organic farming.

HOW TO MAKE  IT:

  • Prepare your compost bins
  • Select a location for your compost bin
  • Gather the green and brown elements; Green are nitrogen-rich while browns are carbon-rich. Brown elements fall leaves, straw, shredded newspaper, cardboard, twigs, and sawdust. Green elements include vegetable scraps, grass clippings, weeds, coffee grounds, animal manure, and egg shells.
  • Do not add fats and dairy products in order not to slow down the composting process.
  • Start layering your compost with a 4-inch layer of twigs, hay, or straw at the bottom of the bin. Then, add 4-inch layer of brown materials, then a think layer of finished compost or good garden soil. That compost of your first layer.
  • Add 4-inch layer of green materials topped with a thin layer of compost or soil.
  • Moisten each layer by misting it lightly with a garden hose.
  • Keep adding materials in alternating layers of greens and browns until the bin is full.
  • Once you have a full bin, you can turn the pile every 14 days or so. The more you turn your pile, the faster you will finish your compost.

APPLICATION:

  • Compost can be used for the following:
    • Soil amendment and fertilizer for:
      • House plants
      • Flower and vegetable beds
      • New planting areas
      • Established planting areas
      • Lawn top-dressing
      • Compost tea

BENEFITS:

  • Composting will save you money and resources
  • Compost returns nutrients to your soil such as phosphorus, potassium, nitrogen and many trace minerals
  • It will improve your soil aeration, tilth and drainage
  • As a top-dressing, promotes weed control by suppressing growth.
  • Controls erosion by creating good tilth
  • Protects plant roots from sun and wind damage
  • Conserves water
  • Increases water retention when absorbed into loose or sandy soils
  • It aids drainage in clay or other heavy soils
  • Reduces soil diseases because of its high nutrient content.

COMPOST TEA

Compost tea is a liquid fertilizer for flowers, vegetables and house plants. It is nutritionally rich, well-balanced, organic supplement made by steeping aged compost in water.

HOW TO MAKE  IT:

  • Fill a bucket 1/3 full of quality finished compost
  • Add water to the top of the bucket (rainwater or deep well water is preferred)
  • Let the mixture steep for 3-4 days. Stir it now and then
  • Strain the mixture through cheesecloth or other porous fabric into another bucket. Add the remaining solid to your garden or compost bin.
  • Dilute the remaining liquid with water so it’s the color of weak tea (use a 10:1 ration of water to tea)
  • Use the compost tea immediately for optimal absorption into the soil around plants.

APPLICATION:

  • For potted plants: Dilute the tea
  • For hardy shrubs, trees, or established plants in the vegetable garden, simply pour the tea from the bucket around the root system at the base of the plants.
  • Use a s a foliar spray. Strain tea through a fine mesh cloth. Dilute it with rainwater or deep well water. Use a ratio of 10 parts water to 1 part tea. The color should be like that weak tea. Add 1/8 tsp vegetable oil or mild dish-washing liquid per gallon to help it adhere to leaves.

BENEFITS:

  • It will increase plant growth
  • It will provide nutrients to plant and soil.
  • It will provide beneficial organisms
  • It will help suppress diseases
  • It replaces toxic garden chemicals

CORN GLUTEN MEAL

Corn gluten meal is a powdery byproduct of the corn milling process. Used for years as a supplement in hog feed, this natural protein is very effective for lawns and gardens as a plant food as well as a weed suppressor. Corn gluten meal products offer a non-toxic, yet effective alternative to traditional, chemical-based weed and feed products for weed control in gardens and lawns, paths and driveways.

As fertilizer, corn gluten has NPK ratio of 0.5-0.5-1.

HOW TO MAKE  IT:

As mentioned above, corn gluten meal is a byproduct of the corn milling process.

APPLICATION:

  • Apply by hand or using a spreader. It can be applied anytime of year. The nitrogen release slowly over 3-4 month period after application.

BENEFITS:

  • Organic fertilizer feeds lawns naturally
  • Helps build strong turf
  • Use for pre-emergent weed control
  • Safe and environmentally friendly

COTTONSEED MEAL

cottonseed meal fertilizer is a slow release fertilizer and it is a dry byproduct in the production of cotton. (NPK – 6-1-1)

HOW TO MAKE  IT:

  • Removed cotton from the seed
  • Extract oil from the seed
  • What’s left in the seed will be processed as cottonseed meal

APPLICATION:

  • When planting, use cottonseed on flowering plants but do not apply to fast growing vegetable seedlings.
  • Add it to compost heap to add extra nitrogen to the compost as the process of decomposition requires extra nitrogen.
  • Add 4-6 pounds of cottonseed fertilizer per 100 square feet. It will give your soil a boost it needs to delivery quality produce and plants.

BENEFITS:

  • Provides nitrogen, potash and phosphorus
  • Improves soil’s texture
  • Helps build humus for proper growth and health
  • Loosens packed soil
  • Helps give substance to light and sandy soil

EGG SHELLS

The three major nutrients needed by plants are Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), and Potassium (K) but calcium is also essential for our plants especially those fruit-bearing plants. Eggshells are an excellent way to introduce this mineral into the soil.

HOW TO MAKE  IT:

To make the eggshells fertilizer, grind with a mixer, grinder, or mortar and pestle the eggshells. Just make sure you wash them before crushing them.

APPLICATION:

Apply the crushed eggshells by tilling into the soil. You may also mix it with other organic matter at the bottom of a hole. This will help newly plants thrive.

BENEFITS:

  • It will provide calcium to your plant
  • It will reduce acidity of your soil
  • Will help aerate your soil

EPSOM SALT

Epsom salt was discovered in Epsom, England and has been used for hundreds of years, not only to fertilize plants but to treat a range of human and animal ailments. Epsom salt is hydrated magnesium sulfate. Magnesium helps strengthen cell walls and improves plants’ uptake of nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur.

HOW TO MAKE  IT:

You need to buy them.

APPLICATION:

Place Epsom salt in the soil once per month. For direct approach, 1 tablespoon can be mixed with a gallon of water and applied directly as a foliar spray on the leaves.

BENEFITS:

  • It will provide magnesium and sulfur to your plant
  • It will strengthen the cell walls of your plant
  • It will improve your plants’ update of minerals and nutrients
  • It will give sweeter and tastier fruits

FEATHER MEAL

Feather meal contains 13% nitrogen and a by-product of the poultry processing industry. It is a source of high slow releasing organic nitrogen fertilizer.  This is not a good liquid fertilizer because it is not water-soluble. (NPK – 13-0-0)

HOW TO MAKE  IT:

It is a by-product of the poultry processing

APPLICATION:

  • For compost: Add in your compost to speed up decomposition
  • Light application: 7 pounds per 1000 sq. feet or ¼ cup per plant

BENEFITS:

  • Decomposition activator for compost
  • Increase green leaf growth
  • Improves soil structure

FISH EMULSION

Fish emulsion is a good fertilizer for lots of garden vegetables and other plants too. Using fresh fish that still have all their parts intact are even better than the commercial fish emulsion. (NPK – 5-2-2)

HOW TO MAKE  IT:

  • Fill bucket of about 2/3 of fish scraps and brown organic matter in equal parts
  • Fill the water with water to cover all the material
  • Cover with a lid and keep it out of the sun
  • You may add molasses to get more nutrients
  • Stir the mixture every few days for several weeks

APPLICATION:

Dilute the emulsion with water.

  • 1 cup of emulsion to a gallon of water.
  • You can use it to water your plants or use it as a foliar spray

BENEFITS:

  • Higher crop yields
  • Provides quick nitrogen boost to the soil
  • Good as a foliar feed to the leaves of the plant

GELATIN

Did you know that gelatin can be used as a fertilizer, but use the unflavored gelatin. Unflavored gelatin is a good source of nitrogen and it has been proven effective in promoting plant growth.

HOW TO MAKE  IT:

  • Measure ¼ cup water
  • Sprinkle 1 unflavored gelatin over water
  • Allow to soften for 1-2 minutes
  • Add 1 cup water to gelatin mixture
  • Stir until gelatin is dissolved
  • Add more water to make it 1 liter
  • The fertilizer is ready to use.

APPLICATION:

Use the mixture for watering your plants once a month.

BENEFITS:

  • Promotes healthy plant growth
  • Inexpensive source of nitrogen
  • Unlikely to result in excessive nitrogen build-up

GRASS CLIPPINGS TEA

Making a tea out of compost and compostable items is a great way to suppress disease, increase the amount of nutrients available to plants, speed up the breakdown of toxins, and improve the nutritional quality and flavor of vegetables. (NPK – 4 -0.5-2)

HOW TO MAKE  IT:

To brew grass clipping tea:

  • Place freshly cut grass in a bucket of water and allow to steep to extract from the grass into the water the beneficial nutrients like potassium, nitrogen, phosphorus, chlorophyll and amino acids.
  • After 3 days, strain off the liquid
  • Dilute the grass tea by mixing 1 cup of liquid grass into 10 cups of water

APPLICATION:

Feed your plants by pouring to the roots or spraying on the leaves.

BENEFITS:

  • Grass clippings will provide the needed nutrients for your plants such as the three major nutrients, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium

GREEN TEA

Can you use green tea bags as fertilizer? The answer is “yes”. Tea leaves added to the compost bin will speed up the decomposition of your compost pile. But make sure that the tea bag is compostable.

HOW TO MAKE  IT:

  • Used tea bags

APPLICATION:

  • Steep each successive cup or pot of tea
  • Add the cooled tea bags or leaves to the compost bucket where you keep food waste
  • You can also dig the tea bags or loose leaves in around plants to utilize the tea bags for plant growth directly around the root system

BENEFITS:

  • It will nourish your plant
  • Aids in moisture retention
  • Weed repression
  • Increase oxygen levels for earthworms

GREEN MANURE

Green manure is a practice among many farmers and gardeners. It has numerous benefits for the home gardeners as well.

HOW TO MAKE  IT AND APPLICATION:

Green manure crop can be cut and then plowed into the soil or simply left in the ground for an extended period prior to tilling garden areas. Some of the green manure crops are grass mixtures and legume plants, such as alfalfa, peas, peanut, etc..

BENEFITS:

  • It will provide additional nutrients and organic matter to the soil
  • It releases nitrogen
  • These green manure are nitrogen-fixers
  • Prevent leaching
  • Prevent soil erosion
  • Prevent weed growth

HAIR

Hair can be used to fertilize your plants. Next time you go to a parlor or barber shop, ask your hairdresser/barber to give back your hair to you and use it on your plants.

HOW TO MAKE  IT:

  • Get your hair from the barber shop or parlor

APPLICATION:

  • Add directly to your soil or add it in your compost pile

BENEFITS:

  • It will help retain soil moisture and keep your plants hydrated
  • Nitrogen will be released slowly
  • It is free

HUMUS

Humus is an important part of any soil. But what is humus? Humus is not exactly a fertilizer and not exactly a soil. Humus is left after organic matter decomposes. Healthy soil contains 2.5 to 5% organic matter. This number does not include the humus amount.

HOW TO MAKE  IT:

  • Each time you add organic matter to the soil, it will increase the amount of humus in the soil It is a slow process but if organic matter is added each year, the amount of humus will continue to increase.

APPLICATION:

  • Humus is an effective soil additive because of its unique properties.

BENEFITS:

  • Beneficial in clay soils to break up compaction and create better draining soil
  • Provides long-term storage of essential plant nutrients

LIQUID KELP

Kelp is a seaweed which originates from the ocean’s garden. It is one of the best materials for an earth garden.

HOW TO MAKE  IT:

  • Kelp can be found in the ocean. If you leave near the ocean, then you have it made. You can get by the bucket or any amount of kelp from the ocean.
  • You can use kelp to make a Kelp tea or liquid kelp

APPLICATION:

  • You can apply fresh kelp directly to the soil but rinse it first to remove sea salt.
  • Arrange it as a 2-4 inch mulch layer
  • Include them in your compost pile
  • The liquid kelp or kelp tea can be applied at the base of plants to reach the root zone
  • You may also dilute it to be used as foliar spray
  • You can also add it to a drip irrigation system

BENEFITS:

  • Seed germination is improved
  • Fruits and vegetable have a greater nutritional value
  • Plants develop more extensive roots systems
  • Healthy foliage, flowers and fruits
  • Plants have a greater resistance to nematodes, diseases and pests.

MANURE

Manure is abundant until organic farming is introduced. Now, manure can be purchased from any organic shop or farm. Manure is a good fertilizer but applying manure directly to the plants may burn the plants. All manure can be used, in fact some are using human manure too. However, the most common are manures from horse, cow, chicken, goats, and rabbits.

MANURE’s NPK

  • Chicken : 1 –  0.80 – 0.50
  • Cow : 25 – 0.15 – 0.25
  • Horse : 70 – 0.30 – 0.60
  • Rabbit : 2.4 – 1.4 – 0.60
  • Sheep: 0.70 – 0.30 – 0.90

APPLICATION:

  • Manure can be used as soil amendment, not a mulch.
  • Never put raw manure directly on your garden soils
  • Manure release nitrogen and ammonia which can burn plant roots, young plants and interfere with seed germination
  • Manure should be composted for at least 5 months

BENEFITS:

  • Improves soil structure and adds nutrients
  • Holds moisture
  • Improves micro organism activity
  • It will increase soil carbon
  • Reduce atmospheric carbon levels
  • Reduce soil erosion
  • Reduce nitrate leaching

MOLASSES

Molasses is the number one ingredient in any fermented fertilizer because of its nutrient contents. It is a great way to grow healthy plants and as an added benefit, it can help fend off pests. It is a by-product of beating sugarcane, grapes or sugar beets into sugar. The dark, rich, and somewhat sweet liquid is commonly used as a sweetener in baked goods, as a natural remedy for ailments, and feed to animal. It is full of vitamins and minerals.

HOW TO MAKE  IT:

  • Molasses is added to organic fertilizers to give plant the necessary carbohydrates and trace minerals needed. It is added to liquid fertilizer, compost tea, alfalfa meal, and kelp, to name a few; or
  • Mix 1-3 tablespoons of molasses into a gallon of water and use it to water your plants

APPLICATION:

  • Added to organic fertilizers.

BENEFITS:

  • Molasses is rich in calcium, magnesium, iron, and potassium.
  • It also contains sulfur and host of micronutrients
  • It provides plants with a quick source of energy
  • Encourages the growth of beneficial micro-organisms.

MORINGA

Moringa or Moringa oleifera leaf can be used as a great fertilizer. In a study conducted by two Austrian Scientists Mr. Nikolaus Foidl and Dr. Gabrielle Foidl, they found out that moringa leaves seem to contain a substance that stimulate plant growth and increase crop production. Mr. Foidl and his colleagues tested the process with various crops and refined the protocol. They have successfully applied the formula to large-scale farming.

HOW TO MAKE  IT:

Use 3-4 small fresh moringa branches with stems removed. Add a little water and put into a blender. Mix and strain through a cloth. Add strained liquid to 3 liters of water and use as a liquid moringa fertilizer or a moringa foliar spray. Liquid moringa fertilizer goes off within a few couple days so make sure you use it as fresh as possible.

APPLICATION:

  • Add the strained liquid to 3 liters of water to be used as foliar spray

BENEFITS:

  • Moringa is rich in vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, provitamin A as beta carotene, magnesium and calcium.

MUSHROOM COMPOST

Mushroom compost is simply compost that has already been used to grow mushroom. It is a by-product of growing mushrooms. (NPK – 2-1-1)

HOW TO MAKE  IT:

Mushroom growers prepare compost made of different organic materials such as straw, hay, grown corn cobs, peat moss, cotton seed hulls gypsum, cocoa shells, canola meal, potash, gypsum, poultry litter and other natural organic materials. After harvesting mushrooms, the substrate will become the mushroom compost, mushroom soil or spent mushroom substrate.

APPLICATION:

  • Use 50-50 of mushroom compost on your soil. It has a high level of soluble salts which can be harmful to the plants.
  • For young plants, let the mushroom compost sit, uncovered, over cooler season to “cure”

BENEFITS:

  • It has 1.12% Nitrogen, 0.67% Phosphorus, 1.24% Potassium, 2.29% Calcium, 0.35% magnesium, 1.07 Iron.

SOYBEAN

Macro shot of soybeans fills the frame

Soybean is cultivated all over the world for its high protein and lipid content. Soybean waste was utilized as an organic fertilizer prior to the 1940s. However, a chemical fertilizer took the place of the organic fertilizer because it produce faster results. Soybean meal is a rich nitrogen source in organic production.  (NPK – 7-2-1)

HOW TO MAKE  IT:

  • Grind soybeans and squeeze
  • Dry the left over soybeans
  • After drying, you can use it to feed your soil

APPLICATION:

  • Apply 1 tablespoon of soybean meal from the base of the plant

BENEFITS:

  • Soybeans is a source of nitrogen
  • Promote vegetative growth and early plant development
  • Contains Calcium, Vitamins A and B

URINE

Studies suggest that urine is sterile and safe and very effective fertilizer for plants. NPK – 18-2-5 (straight urine); 15-1-3 (diluted with water)

HOW TO USE  IT:

  • Urine should not be put on the plants directly
  • Dilute urine with 8 to 10 parts water and apply it to soil
  • Urinate directly on straw bale and use the straw bale in your compost

BENEFITS:

  • It contains macro and micro nutrient essentials for plant growth such as:
    • Zinc
    • Chromium
    • Nickel,e tc.

WATER FROM BOILED VEGETABLES

Water from boiled vegetables can be used  for your garden plants. It release nutrients of one kind or another.  CAUTION: Don’t put salt!!

APPLICATION:

  • Let the water cool down, and then use it to give a garden plant or two a healthful drink.

BENEFITS:

  • It depends on what you boiled.
  • For eggs, you get calcium
  • For spinach, you get iron

WOOD ASH

Wood ash is a source of potassium for your garden. It also has several trace elements needed by your plants to thrive.

HOW TO MAKE  IT:

  • Gather all the wood ash from your wood stove or bonfire. CAUTION: Do not get wood ash from chemically treated wood

APPLICATION:

  • Apply 9kg of wood ashes peer 93sq.m. of soil.
  • Till them thoroughly into the soil.
  • Sprinkle ashes in each layer of your compost pile to help break down the organic materials as they compost.
  • Sprinkle on top of tilled soil then take a rake and mix in evenly
  • Apply when the dirt is dry or at least 3 weeks before planting

BENEFITS:

  • Plants will benefit from the potassium content of wood ash
  • Acts as liming agent and reduce the acidity of the soil
  • It can be used in your compost to help in increasing the fertility of the soil
  • It is a natural pest repellant, too

WORMCAST OR VERMICAST

Worm casting is an organic or natural fertilizer created by using composting earthworms. These earthworms are placed in a container which is filled with compost. The worms will eat the compost and excrete what we call vermicast.

NPK – 3-3-1

HOW TO MAKE  IT:

  • Set up feeding system
  • Once the worm have eaten all the food, wash the worms
  • Catch the worm and place them into buckets
  • Sieve out undigested compost
  • Collect vermicast
  • Leave the vermicast to dry out
  • Liquid left over from the worm wash can be used as liquid fertilizer

APPLICATION:

  • For the garden, use vermicast fertilizer like compost, lightly digging it into the topsoil around plants. Blend it with regular compost. (3 pounds of wormcasting for every 100 feet of garden)
  • For seedlings, blend wormcasting fertilizer with other compost or soil. Apply 25% of worm casting to your potting soil.

BENEFITS:

  • Soybeans is a source of nitrogen
  • Promote vegetative growth and early plant development
  • Contains Calcium, Vitamins A and B

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