banana peels (chopped and planted at the bottom)
coffee grounds (consider checking local coffee shop for their extras and I heard Starbucks has a policy to give used coffee grounds to anyone who asks!)
corn meal (soak 1 cup per 5 gallons of water, strained)
energy drinks (perfect use when they come in game day snacks!)
Epsom salt (diluted 1 Tbsp per gallon of water)
molasses (diluted 1-3 tbsp per gallon of water)
pulp from juicing fruits & veggies
- To Make Food Mulch: Add 1 Tbsp of finely ground item and work into the soil around the plant. Repeat weekly.
- To Make Food Tea: Add food to a large container and fill with water. Allow to steep for several days, to several weeks. Dilute 1 cup tea to 1 gallon of water.
- To Make Powdered Food Fertilizer: Allow food item to thoroughly dry. Process in a blender until it is a fine powder and sprinkle around the base of each plant.
comfrey (line either the bottom of planting holes, or chop leaves and add as mulch)
green manure (mostly wheat, oats, rye, vetch, clover, peas, buckwheat and broad beans)
saw dust (from untreated wood)
wood ash (from untreated wood)
- To Make Plant Tea: Fill a container with plants and top with water. Cover and allow to site for 24 hours to three weeks. Dilute 1 part plant tea to 10 parts water.
- To Make Green Manure (i.e. plants that fertilize plants): Start plants in the fall and allow to grow. Before blooms appear, till back into the ground.
blood meal (dried animal blood)
bone meal (ground bones)
fish guts, bones and head
manure from non-meat eating animals