Thursday, December 16, 2010

green finger tips - liquid fertilizer

One of the easiest ways to fix the soil is to feed it with liquid fertilizer tea.
Making liquid fertilizer is easy.

You need to suspend a bag of organic materials in water and allow them to steep for 1 - 2 weeks before you can use it. You can use any organic material including soil improving plants, manures and “weeds”.

Preparing to make liquid fertilizer tea.

1. Stand the container in a cool shady spot.
2. Make sure you have a lid that fits the drum of your liquid fertilizer tea
container. The smell can be outrageous.
3. Fill the container with water.
4. Get a good strong stick to lie across the diameter of the drum,
5. Have a Hessian (natural fiber) bag and a piece of string.
6. Fill the bag with a mixture of manure, compost and/or plants.
7. Allow to stand and ferment for a week or two.
8. Use by diluting with fresh water.

Liquid fertilizer is diluted in a ratio of 1:10. One part of liquid fertilizer and 10 parts of water is the ideal mixture. If you use the liquid fertilizer undiluted, it will burn the plants.

Use liquid fertilizer when transplanting or when plants are looking a little off color. Feed plants with liquid fertilizer about once a week.

1 comment:

Maralyn45 said...

Thts nice fertilizer used these days.....