How to increase harvest and what fertilizers should be prepared in winter
Chemical fertilizers are not always necessary for a high-quality and bountiful harvest. Some products that are used almost every day in everyday life can also be used to feed plants.
You should start thinking about organic fertilization now. To know what fertilizers should be prepared in the winter in order to reap a rich harvest next season, read the OBOZ.UA article.
Eggshells are often used for fertilizing because they saturate the soil with calcium. The first step is to dry the shell and crush it finely. You should get the consistency of flour. After that, you should warm it up in the oven for 20-30 minutes to disinfect it. Eggshells can be added directly to the soil or used to make fertilizers based on infusions.
This natural fertilizer is rich in manganese, boron, vitamins B, C, and PP.
To fertilize, you need to prepare an infusion: pour boiling water over the husks in a ratio of 1:2 and leave for two days. Before use, dilute the solution with water again at the rate of 250 ml per 10 liters of water.
Onion husks will also help in the fight against pests: the Colorado potato beetle, aphids, wireworms, and strawberry mites.
Gardeners often underestimate the benefits of tea leaves for the soil. Tea leaves contain a complex of nutrients: potassium, zinc, manganese, and chromium. Crushed and dried tea leaves can be added not only to the soil but also to compost and mulch.
Potato peels can be used to make decoctions and nutrient mixtures for root vegetables, currants, raspberries, and gourds. This fertilizer contains starch, mineral salts, glucose, and ascorbic acid.
Yeast fertilizers remain quite controversial: some experts do not recommend using them, while others say that such fertilizers will help to grow a large harvest. Yeast can indeed be beneficial, but only if used correctly.
Bread fertilizers activate the soil microflora and improve the absorption of nutrients by plants. You need to slice the bread, dry it, grind it, and add it to the soil. Alternatively, you can make an infusion: soak the sliced bread in water, leave it in a warm and dark room for 2 weeks, and then dilute it with water in a 1:2 ratio.
Earlier, OBOZ.UA told you what you should definitely do in the garden in December