The Best Homemade “Miracle Grow” Plant Fertilizer
The right plant fertilizer can help give your plants a much-needed boost, but store-bought fertilizers are often either expensive or full of mystery ingredients. Luckily, there’s a better way to feed your plants: with an easy homemade plant fertilizer!
In this post, I’ll show you how to make an epsom salt plant fertilizer that’s sort of like a homemade “miracle grow”. It’s easy to make and extremely inexpensive — in fact, you may already have the ingredients you need in your cupboards!
What Goes Into This DIY Plant Food?
You only need a few simple ingredients to make this fertilizer, and the first is epsom salt, an excellent source of magnesium. Magnesium is crucial to the process of photosynthesis, and helps plants absorb other important minerals too.
The second ingredient is baking soda, which acts as a natural fungicide to protect plants from lethal diseases. The final ingredient is household ammonia, and while it may seem counterintuitive to use ammonia in the garden, it’s a great source of nitrogen, which is essential for leafy growth.
These three ingredients are very inexpensive, and you only need a small amount of each to make this homemade plant fertilizer. Here’s how you can make it at home!
How To Make An Epsom Salt Plant Fertilizer
- 1 gallon of water
- 1 Tbsp epsom salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp household ammonia
- Large bowl or container
- Watering can
Start by heating about 1/2 cup of water in your microwave or on your stovetop. Add the epsom salt and baking soda to the hot water, and stir until dissolved.
Next, pour the dissolved epsom salt and baking soda into a large bowl or container. Then pour the rest of the water (at room temperature) into the container, along with the ammonia.
Finally, pour the mixture into your watering can, and use it to water your flowers and plants. Repeat the process once per month to keep your plants happy and well-fed!
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