As the weather warms up, more and more people will begin thinking about starting a garden or planting a few flowers in pots. If you’re one of those people, you might want to think about what you’re going to feed those plants. It’s easy to get caught up in the dreams of beautiful flowers or delicious, ripe tomatoes, but you won’t get there if your plants don’t have the right nutrients to grow.
While it’s true that soil is what plants need to get the right fuel, you can help make their growing process better by using fertilizer. Fertilizers are easily found at stores that sell gardening supplies, but they’re often made with chemicals or contain natural materials from animals. Don’t introduce chemicals to plants when they don’t need it or when you could be eating what’s growing with the fertilizer. Instead, look into vegan fertilizer for your gardening needs.
There are many ways to start a routine to keep your garden nourished. Check out how you can make three different types of vegan fertilizer so that you can save money while improving whatever it is you end up choosing to grow.
1. Easy Grass Fertilizer
If you have a lawn, you probably know the frustration that comes along with dealing with grass clippings. They either form an ugly pile in the back of your yard, or they take up a whole trash can that you’d rather use for actual trash. Next time you whip out the lawn mower, soak those grass clippings for a few days to make a sprayable fertilizer. It’s so gentle, you can use it on soil or plant leaves.
2. Simple Tea Compost
Tea compost follows the same idea as the grass fertilizer, but it’s more customizable for those who don’t have yards. This method of fertilizing plants enhances traditional benefits of compost by adding oxygen. Brewing your compost tea requires water, a catalyst, “sachet”, and pump. The sachet allows your compost to float in the bucket and allow air to circulate during the pumping process.
3. Basic Vinegar Fertilizer
You might be able to make your own fertilizer without even leaving your home! White vinegar is something most people have stored away in the pantry because it does so much, and now it’ll help your plants grow too. If you mix it with a bit of water, one spray will fertilize for up to three months.
Fertilizing your plants doesn’t have to mean that you compromise your vegan beliefs. Your plants will grow just fine with natural, homemade fertilizer that you make yourself. Any of these kinds of fertilizer will benefit whatever it is you choose to grow, and they could save you a lot of money too. Try one or two out for yourself and see just how much of a difference they can make in the life of your plants.