Frugal Fertilizing for your plants..


– Feed your plants pelletized horse or cattle feed from your local farm supply store. The nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium in the feed is just what your plants need. Just lightly sprinkle some on the soil around your plants or put some in the bottom of your planting holes and cover with a thin layer of dirt before adding your plant.

– Have access to a pond?
Feed your plants nutrient-rich Algae.

– Use a wood stove or fireplace? Keep the ashes in a metal can and use it as needed to feed evergreen shrubs.

– Cut up banana peels and bury them around your rosebushes to add potassium and phosphorus to the soil.

– Gone fishing? After you clean your catch, bury the scraps under and around your veggie plants and rosebushes.

– Crushed eggshells, crab shells and oyster shells sprinkled around tomatoes will add calcium to the soil.

– Another way to add calcium to soil: Use the water from boiled eggs. Let it cool and water calcium hungry plants.

– Use flat club soda to water houseplants. They’ll appreciate the nutrients in it.

– Boiling veggies for dinner? Don’t pour the nutrient rich water down the drain. Let it cool and use it to water potted plants.

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