Home gardening hacks: 7 Household items you can use as fertilizer – Dr. Eddy Bettermann MD

Fertilizers help the crops in your home garden get additional nutrients they need to grow healthy and strong. If you’re looking for natural fertilizers, try using banana peels or eggshells in your home garden. Doing this ensures that your plants grow well and aren’t exposed to harmful chemicals in store-bought fertilizers.

Eggshells are full of calcium that your plants need. After cooking eggs, wash out the shells and let them dry. Rinsing eggshells ensure that they don’t attract animals to your compost pile. Break the shells into smaller pieces and add them to the ground when planting tomatoes. Alternatively, you can add crushed eggshells around the base of already planted tomatoes since they require more calcium than other plants.

If you have a wood stove or fireplace in your homestead, you have a free source of fertilizer. Wood ash helps add calcium carbonate and potassium to garden soil. Keep in mind that you shouldn’t use wood ash if you already added other things on this list to your garden soil. Wood ash increases soil pH, so don’t use it if your soil is alkaline

Home gardening hacks: 7 Household items you can use as fertilizer – Dr. Eddy Bettermann MD