Showing posts with label Free organic fertilizers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Free organic fertilizers. Show all posts

Friday, 21 August 2015

Safe organic fertilizers are FREE....

                                               Dear friends, We have been eating
 along with our every day veggies. Fed up with this consumption we end up in doing terrace gardening and we are happy to say that ...



Today I though of sharing all the info which I have collected over time regarding this conventional and organic farming.Thanking all great experts in FaceBook, I request you to add your comments below.If any person need to understand the poison quotient in our daily veggie they can find all details under this post.



What veggies need?

Common nutrients- nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.
Secondary plant nutrients -  calcium, sulphur and magnesium
Micro-nutrients - boron, chlorine, manganese, iron, zinc, copper and molybdenum.

Here are my next questions:

  • My veggies from Shop looks good What do they eat?
  • How can my TG veggies be fed to look healthy ?
When we buy veggies from shops , we don't really think about the chemical treatment they undergo to become more healthy and shinny.
"Benit I used to avoid greens before because of worms, but i could hardly see them now " - my mom's statement
She used to tell this whenever she cleans greens purchased from market..

Here is what my total summary of organic fertilizers that could replace inorganic fertilizers and the face it they are FREEEEEEE..... I use many of these and yet to try few. If anything is wrong please correct me as it could be read by many beginners.Also if anything to add please let me know in the comment section which could be added later.




Coffee Grounds:
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DO YOU DRINK FILTER COFFEE ?????
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Next time don't throw your used coffee ground. 

Save them for your plants Potassium and Phosphorus and some amounts of nitrogen. They also contain calcium, copper, and magnesium(micro-nutrient)

Do I Use?? YES, I made my mom to buy filter coffee just to make sure I get these coffee grounds. Cheaper and tasty than instant coffee


Egg Shells: 
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ARE U A NON-VEGETARIAN AT-LEAST LACTO-OVO vegetarian)??
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Don't throw those egg shells from now. Wash & Save them. Crush it in Mixer and apply to your plants they would love it .

Rich in calcium carbonate .

Do I Use??
YES, my son's horlicks box is used as a storage container for storing egg shells..


Legumes: 
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DON'T BE A PARASITE ... BE MUTUALISTIC TO MOTHER NATURE.GIVE TO HER AND GET FROM HER 
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Fenugreek ,mustard, All bean varieties come under leguminous plants. Plant them before planting plants that need more nitrogen. 
EASY and NO EXPENSE GREEN FERTILIZER….These plants can trap nitrogen from the air and use it to produce plant food. This in turn enriches the soil and you are spared the need to use nitrogen-based fertilizers.


Uses:
  • enhance the N-supplying power of soils
  • increase the soil reserves of organic matter
  • stimulate soil biological activity
  • improve soil structure
  • reduce soil erosion by wind and water
  • increase soil aeration
  • improve soil water-holding capacity
  • make the soil easier to till
Do I Use??
I am planting Methi , bush beans and cluster beans alternatively before planting tomatoes and brinjal.


Green tea: 
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ARE YOU FREAKY ABOUT YOUR DIET??
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YOU will definitely sip a cup of green tea then.
What do you do??Throw your used green tea leaves ?

Don't do that again. one teabag to 3 liters of water can be applied every four weeks or add them to your compost bin.

Uses:

  • Good anti-oxidant. 
  • Speeds up the compost process.
  • Increases oxygen in soil. 

DO I USE??
NOPE, not tried before . Will be collecting my green tea dust from now on to my compost bin


Calotropis gigantea:
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(CROWN FLOWER)-Erukkam poo plant”
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Next time when you see this plant, just go and chop their leaves and put them in your pots along with the potting mix. Got this info from the gardening event @Adayar

Uses:
Has good water retention it seems

DO I USE??
YES,I use them after attending the Adayar meet



Wood Ash:


If you find some place where they burn wood , OLA!!! rush and collect some wood ash… Your plants will be safe from Alphids

Uses:
Rich in potassium, phosphorus

DO I USE??
NOPE, Couldn’t find wood ash source any where near my place


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DO YOU HAVE A HABIT OF THROWING BANANAS BENEATH YOUR FRIEND'S FEET??
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DON'T do that again... Rather do that for your veggie friend. She may like it , she wont yell at you like your best pal. She would rather return you back with loads of veggies.

Uses:
high level of Potassium , Phosphorus and calcium. 

DO I USE??

YESsssss... I started using them for my rose plants and they love it..


Neem Leaves:
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"HEARD OF THIS WONDER LEAF"
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Uses:
  •  Neem is supposed to contain NPK in plenty so it will be effective when mixed with soil substance ensuring the supply abundant.
  •  It also acts as a pest repellent in the farms preventing the underground burrowing pests. 
  •  Neem manure is eco-friendly and makes no harm to the existing microbes.
DO I USE??

 YEP! I Do.... Started using them whenever I find time to pick them. Good mosquito repellent in my terrace...


Kitchen Waste(Home Made compost):
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DO YOU THROW YOUR KITCHEN WASTE?
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Store your daily kitchen waste in old plastic tub with holes punctured on it sides. Once filled leave them to decompose.. Your home made compost ready.

Uses:
Excellent Home Made compost

DO I USE??
YES, I have started doing this after getting a heart attack on seeing vermi-compost rates outside


OTHER FREE FERTILIZERS:  
  • Small pinch of asafoetida in 1 liter water can help in better flower formation (I tried for brinjal - it works , failed for bitter gourd and chilly). 
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  • Water lime on calcium deficient chili and tomato plants .
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  • Soak fish scales in water for two days in a closed container and pour the water on plants to deal with nitrogen deficiency, which leads to yellowing of leaves.(I used to use fish water for my plants)
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  • Spray diluted fermented buttermilk on tomato plants to improve the flowering and fruiting,Nitrogen can be delivered to a plant through buttermilk.(yet to try)
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  •  Rice Water - Water used to boil rice is a rich source of vitamins, such as folic acid, niacin, riboflavin and thiamine(Cool it before using, I do this when I cook  ....  :-) )
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  • Grass clippings - can provide 5% nitrogen. Don't throw them anymore.

Next  i will meet you will all purchased organic fertilizers ...