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Homemade Fruit Tree Food

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Overview

It is very rewarding to grow your own fruit trees. You will be able to save a ton of money on produce at the grocery store, and you will know beyond a shadow of a doubt what chemicals, if any, were used on your fruit trees. Since fruit trees are not heavy feeders, you can make your own organic fertilizer at home. This will add a few extra nutrients to the soil to ensure that your fruit tree is growing at an optimal rate.

Step 1

Measure the diameter of the drip line of your fruit tree. Make sure the measurement is in feet.

Step 2

Place 3 oz. of blood meal in your large bucket for every 1 foot of your total measurement. For example, if you have a drip line diameter of 5 feet you will need 15 oz. of blood meal.

Step 3

Set 3 oz. of alfalfa meal in your large bucket for every 1 foot of your total drip line diameter.

Step 4

Dump 3 oz. of wood ashes in your bucket for every 1 foot of your total drip line diameter.

Step 5

Add 2 oz. of ground raw phosphate rock for every 1 foot of the total drip line diameter.

Step 6

Finish off the homemade fruit tree fertilizer with 1 oz. of dolomitic limestone for every 1 foot of drip line diameter.

Step 7

Sprinkle the homemade fertilizer around the base of your fruit tree all the way out to the edge of your tree's drip line.

Things You'll Need

  • Measuring tape Large bucket Blood meal Alfalfa meal Wood ashes Raw phosphate rock Dolomitic limestone Water Epsom salt

References

  • Scenic Nursery: Fruit Tree Care
  • Recipe Goldmine: All-Purpose Tree Fertilizer
  • Gomestic: Homemade Fertilizers
Keywords: fruit trees, fruit tree fertilizer, homemade fertilizer

About this Author

Alicia Bodine has been a professional writer for six years. She has produced thousands of articles for online publications such as Demand Studios, Bright Hub, Associated Content and WiseGeek. Bodine is also the current cooking guru for LifeTips. She has received awards for being a top content producer.