Note from Austin, The Gentleman Caller:
This one is a few months old, but since I found myself doing this very task today I thought I should share it again. This stuff works! xo
Knock knock knock.
It’s planting season. I don’t know about you, but if I am going to go to all the trouble of nurturing my little babies, I want them to grow, grow, grow!
Now there are countless options in the realm of commercial fertilizers, but! why not round up a few household items, AND some things you were going to compost or throw away and concoct your own?
This easy liquid fertilizer will deliver nutrients to your plant progeny and won’t break the bank.
What you need:
- 1 gallon jug (I repurposed a well-cleaned washer fluid bottle. Free.)
- 1 tbsp epsom salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp ammonia
- used coffee grounds
- egg shells
Using a funnel, pour epsom salt, baking soda, and ammonia into your gallon jug.
Add used coffee grounds. You can continually add used coffee grounds day after day.
Add crunched up egg shells. You may continue to add egg shells as you cook the actual insides.
Put it in a cool dry place. Allow to steep. Give it a shake every day or so.
After about 2 – 3 weeks, it will be ready to start using. If you want to be fancy, you can strain the solids out. It’s not necessary, but it’s up to you.
Add the liquid fertilizer to the dirt around plants, not to the foliage of the plant itself.
Enjoy, and watch the fruit of your labor!