How to Make Homemade Fertilizers

- Compost tea is an all-purpose homemade fertilizer safe to use on all types of plants. It is created by brewing a closed sack filled with 2 shovelfuls of compost in water. Generally, a ratio of 5 parts water to 1 part compost is poured over the compost-filled sack, which is sitting in the middle of a large container. A lid is placed on the container, and the tea is left alone to brew for about 10 days. Once the liquid achieves a tea-like color, it can be transferred to a garden pump sprayer and applied as a foliar fertilizer spray.

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- Fish emulsion is a homemade fertilizer using fish waste -- such as fish parts and guts -- and water. This organic all-purpose fertilizer takes weeks to make, and the mixture must have time to rot before you can use it. To begin the process, fill one-third of a 55-gallon drum with a ratio of 2 parts water and 1 part fish waste. Add more water to the drum until it is completely full and let it ferment for several weeks. The fish emulsion fertilizer can be applied to the plants at a rate of 3 gallons of liquid for every 100 square feet.


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