How to Make Your Own Garden Fertilizer

Overview

If you have a special garden that you tend with loving care, you want to know what you are putting on it. Commercial fertilizers are expensive and might have additives of which you are unsure. You don't want unknown chemicals on food you will be consuming or a lawn and garden that your children play in. If you make your own garden fertilizers, you control what goes on the plants and how much you spend.

Lawn Fertilizer

Step 1

Mix one part Epsom salts to one part ammonia and put it in a jar.

Step 2

Shake the jar to mix the two together.

Step 3

Add one tablespoon of the mix to an entire gallon of water to use for fertilizer for your lawn.

Step 4

Apply the fertilizer to the lawn with a sprayer. Each gallon is meant for 200 square feet.

Garden Fertilizer

Step 1

Place manure in a cloth sack and tie it tight.

Step 2

Fill a 5-gallon container with water. Make sure the container has a lid.

Step 3

Drop the sack into the container of water, replace the lid and let it soak. The longer is soaks, the more nutrients the water will contain. A week is a good time period.

Step 4

Remove the sack and use the water on your garden. Use watering cans to disburse it among the plants and flowers.

Things You'll Need

  • Epsom salt
  • Ammonia
  • Jar
  • Sprayer
  • Manure
  • Cloth sack
  • 5-gallon container with lid

References

  • Make Your Own: Make Your Own Homemade Lawn Fertilizer
  • Tipnut: Want Greener Grass? Try Epsom Salts
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