Last updated on October 23rd, 2023 at 08:49 pm
This little garden is not bad. You are doing well! But you can do better. Forget about the overpriced fertilizers on the shelves. How about giving your vegetables, plants and flowers a little boost with a little natural fertilizer? We have selected 4 of them for you. Nature is generous, take advantage of it.
1 – Comfrey
Comfrey is a very useful medicinal plant in the vegetable garden. It makes an excellent fertilizer, rich in potassium, and therefore very complementary to nettle, which is rich in nitrogen. When it’s time to plant, take a few fresh nettle leaves, one or two comfrey leaves, cut them into pieces, and put them directly into the hole. As a purin, the decoction of comfrey will help the fortification and growth of your plants and vegetables. The recipe? Take one kilo of fresh plant for 10 liters of water.
Coarsely chop your plants and let them ferment for 15 days in water at 18°C. Stir from time to time. After a fortnight, the water should be black and a deposit should have formed at the bottom of the container. Your slurry is ready! Comfrey is used in particular for plants that produce fruits or tubers. You can add horsetail, wormwood, tansy, thyme, etc. to the maceration to add insecticidal and disinfectant properties.
2 – Coffee grounds
Coffee grounds, like bicarbonate and white vinegar, are a bit of a must-have. Instead of systematically throwing your deposits in the garbage, place some at the foot of a vegetable bed or a plant. The pomace will not only protect your plants and seedlings from insects and other pests, but will also help your plants grow.
3 – Nettle
As explained above, nettle manure is an excellent fertilizer, especially when combined with comfrey. Nettle grows in places rich in nitrogen, which is why regulars will always urinate in the same place. Urine contains nitrogen and phosphate that can be quickly assimilated by plants. For the recipe of the purin, refer to the one of the comfrey. You will then dilute 2 liters of liquid manure in 10 liters of water. Then proceed to water your plants.
4 – Dried green algae
Green algae provide trace elements that revitalize and protect your plants. Let them decompose (it will take about a week). Then place the compost at the foot of your plants. For a better setting, turn the soil every three days (do it 2 to 3 times, it will be enough).