Homemade Plant Food


A quick and affordable way to feed your plants, whether indoors or outside, is to make your own homemade plant food. By giving your plants an extra boost of nutrients into the soil you can grow healthier plants to their full potential in size, color, and flowering. With just a few simple supplies from around your home you can make a usable plant food in a matter of minutes.

Step 1

Mix 1 tbsp. of Epsom salts with one gallon of room temperature water and stir the mixture well with the wooden spoon to completely dissolve the Epsom salts.

Step 2

Use the mixture instead of plain water when you water your plants, applying the solution to the soil and root area of the plant while avoiding the leaves or stems of your plants.

Step 3

Water your plants with the mixture monthly as desired to continue to feed your plants between regular waterings.

Things You'll Need

  • Tablespoon
  • Epsom salts
  • Wooden spoon
  • Watering can


  • "Giant Book of Garden Solutions"; Jerry Baker; 2003.
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Margaret Telsch-Williams is a freelance, fiction, and poetry writer from the Blue Ridge mountains. When not writing articles for Demand Studios, she works for WidescreenWarrior.com as a contributor and podcast co-host.