Good soil means everything for Gardner who is looking to raise healthy happy plants. Well there certainly chemicals and expensive solutions.
There are many simple things you can do to boost nutrients and maintain a successful garden.
Here we look six different ways to make any type of soil enrich with nutrients naturally after which you’ll never feel the need to buy those expensive chemical fertilizers.
1. Banana Skins
Bananas contains a number of nutrients including Potassium, Phosphate, Sulfur, Calcium, Sodium and Magnesium. All of these can help promote healthy growing for plants.
Make sure to cut the Banana peels into small pieces so they can decompose faster.
You’ll love this free method for raising pH levels. You simply scatter the ash around the soil to lower acidic levels. This will make it easier to grow a fresh crop.
3. Raw Egg
As you prepare your pots with soil, simply include a raw egg at the bottom. Over time, the egg will decompose and works as a natural fertilizer for the seedlings. You can also use crushed eggshells which works just as good as a whole egg.
Eggshell has Calcium, Nitrogen and Phosphoric Acid which make them an ideal choice for planting.
So, next time you prepare an egg don’t throw away the egg shell but instead recycle them to grow seedlings.
When the Seedlings is ready to be planted outside, place the shell and seedling directly in the ground. The eggshell will decompose over time and help fertilize the soil.
4. Epsom Salt
Epsom salts are especially good for soil. Low pH levels are usually an indication of a Magnesium imbalance. To boost pH levels in the soil, dilute Epsom salt with water and spray on the plants.
Allowing leaves to rot over a garden during winter will provide nutrients for the soil to prepare it for the next growing season. The leaves work to pull the organic matter back down into the soil making it dark and rich.
6. Compost Regularly
There are a number of benefits of using natural compost regularly. It works to improve the soil structure while using less water and warding off common plant diseases. The soil benefits from added layers of nutrients especially before a growing season.