It doesn’t matter where we live, in an apartment or at house we have our green corner with flowers, plants or small ornamental shrubs. They haven’t got only have an aesthetic role in your home, and they also cleanse the air and have a therapeutic effect on your mood. However, to grow healthy plants and resist over time (especially when there are temperature fluctuations), your plants require special care. Besides water, they also need a suitable fertilizer.
Well, well, well, when it comes about fertilizer, it’s good to know that it’s not always beneficial to use chemicals or the ones found in plant stores. These plant stores sell many types of fertilizer, but much of it is chemical, expensive or ineffective. This doesn’t mean that you should completely give up using fertilizers, which are essential in plant growth, but you can prepare your own!
You have a natural and much more efficient version of fertilizer, found in your kitchen, which can be an excellent organic fertilizer for your plants. I’m talking about yeast, the most effective natural fertilizer that contains nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus and B-group vitamins. These substances, if they are perfectly balanced, speed up the growth of plant roots, making the plant stronger and easier to transplant. It also reduces the risk of plant disease and it will bring back any wilted plant.
You will need:
– 50 grams of yeast (a small cube)
– 1 liter of warm water
Method of preparation:
In a big bowl, pour some water and put 50 grams of yeast, and mix well. Let it stand for 2 hours.
After the 2 hours have passed, dilute the solution obtained in a bigger container in which you have poured 1 liter of hot water. Note that the solution should be diluted 1: 5 with water.
The resulting fertilizer will be used depending on the season, as it follows:
During spring and summer, this fertilizer will be used within 10 days. During autumn and winter it will be applied within one month.
Also, it’s important to keep in mind that when watering plants with a yeast solution, the soil loses a significant amount of calcium and potassium. This can be remedied very easily if you don’t forget about supplementing the soil with minerals.
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