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Household Remedy for Plant Fertilizer

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Overview

Most plants benefit from the addition of fertilizer, which adds extra nutrients to the soil that are absorbed through the roots. Fertilizers sold in home and garden centers often contain chemicals that can burn your plant if used in the heat of the day or if too much of the fertilizer is applied. You can use a home remedy that contains only ingredients you know are going to benefit your plants.

Step 1

Pour 1 gallon of water and 1 tbsp. of Epsom salt in a 2-gallon bucket. Stir until the salt dissolves.

Step 2

Add 1 tsp. of baking powder, 8 oz. of soda and 1/2 tsp. of ammonia to your bucket. Stir until the ingredients are combined.

Step 3

Transfer your homemade plant fertilizer to a watering can.

Step 4

Water your plants with the fertilizer once a month.

Tips and Warnings

  • Do not use diet soda in this recipe. Plants will benefit from the sugar in a regular strength soda.

Things You'll Need

  • 2-gallon bucket
  • 1 gallon water
  • 1 tbsp. Epsom salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 8 oz. soda
  • 1/2 tsp. household ammonia
  • Watering can

References

  • Creative Homemaking: Homemade Plant Food
  • Online Tips: Homemade Lawn Fertilizer Recipes

Who Can Help

  • Gomestic: Home Made Plant Fertilizer
Keywords: fertilizer home remedy, homemade fertilizer, fertilizing plants

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.