The land is fertile in the garden or garden is essential to be able to cultivate and for the plants to grow much faster and healthier, as they will receive better nutrients. Thus, the more organic the fertilizer and the fewer the chemical components it has, the better fertilizing the soil we want to grow. We teach how to make excellent natural fertilizer by recycling some organic waste that we eliminate at home like leaves, fruit, vegetables, coffee, eggshells or manure. The following we propose this cheap and homemade method to elaborate your organic fertilizer.
Steps to follow:
- Collect the organic waste from your trash. Remember that to make natural fertilizer, in addition to waste (bark, fruit, vegetables …) we can also use garden waste like herbs, plants or leaves. It is recommended not to incorporate animal remains, as well as oils, dairy products, diseased plants or chemicals such as pesticides or herbicides.
- Choose a place in the garden and make a hole in the ground. This hole should be 50cm deep and in diameter. Another very common method is to use some uncovered container with holes in the surface.
- Put the organic materials in the hole and cover them with the earth . Each day can add a little earth.
- Cover the top of the hole with fabrics, plates or a metal mesh. This way you will prevent rainwater from entering and soaking the container.
- Air the pile of waste once a week. You can use a rake and toss the waste from the outside in. With this method, it will prevent the residues from becoming compact.
- Make sure materials are decayed properly. Remember that the fertilizer needs a correct amount of moisture. To verify that you are decomposing well, confirm that the mount has the appearance of a damp sponge.
- If you start preparing the natural fertilizer in the summer, it will only take two or three months to get ready. If you do in winter you will have your fertilizer in five months. You will know that the fertilizer is ready when you do not distinguish the original waste. The fertilizer will have a dark brown color and must have a moist earthy smell.
- After this time, you can already incorporate the natural fertilizer into your plants, which will grow healthier and stronger.
- Follow these simple steps and learn how to make natural fertilizer at home and in an easy way.
- Avoid excess moisture. This can cause the mound of fertilizer to stink. If moisture is scarce the residues heat up and do not decompose properly. It is advisable to wet the fertilizer if it is very hot or if the weather is dry. Avoid getting soaked, you should only moisten it a bit.
- The natural fertilizer must smell of soil. Otherwise, aerate it more often and incorporate more organic waste, such as dried leaves.