This ultimate guide on homemade fertilizers for plants will help you in knowing how to prepare and use homemade organic fertilizers on plants.

I received many queries on Facebook, Instagram, and Koo regarding composting. Many gardeners were interested to learn about fertilizers that they can prepare at home. Moreover this also helps to reduce the burden of purchasing costly fertilizers from the market.

But it is a misconception that preparing fertilizers at home is very tough. In reality it is just opposite. Preparing and using homemade compost also helps in keeping our environment clean.

Here I am sharing with you about easy to make homemade fertilizers for your plants.

Homemade Fertilizers

Banana Peel Fertilizer

Banana is a healthy fruit that we consume daily. But we have a habit of throwing banana peels in dustbins. We don’t know the fact that using banana peels as a fertilizer can helpful as it contain potassium.

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Banana Peel, Photo by Louis Hansel on Unsplash

It can help in increasing blooming in flowering plants. You can easily prepare fertilizers from banana peel within 4 to 7 days by following simple procedure.

Onion Peel Fertilizer

After banana peels, onion peels are also of great value for plants. Just like banana peels it can also supply potassium for plants. However onion peel fertilizer can also be helpful in fulfilling calcium, iron, and magnesium needs of the plant.

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Onion Peels, Photo by Mufid Majnun on Unsplash

Keep the onion peels in one litres of water in a closed container for 24 to 48 hours under shade. Strain this liquid and mix it in ratio of 1:9 with water and apply in the soil once after every 15 days.

Tea Leaf Compost

If you are looking for good source of nitrogen at home then tea leaf are one of the best choice. They are also a daily use essential so you will not want to throw away such a rich source of nitrogen for plants.

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Tea and Dried Tea Leaves, Photo by Drew Jemmett on Unsplash

Tea leaves have 4% nitrogen, 0.25% potassium and 0.24% phosphorus as well. But because of its dominating nitrogen content it is good for application during vegetative stage of the plant.

You can use tea leaf compost in dried form.

Egg Shells

Egg shells are an amazing organic source of calcium for plants. If your plant is suffering from calcium deficiency then egg shells can be very useful in fulfilling the plant nutrient demand.

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Egg Shells, Photo by Caroline Attwood on Unsplash

You can use leftover boiled water used for boiling eggs. Let the water cool and then you can apply by mixing 50% normal water.

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