Organic fertilizer: what are the sources in your home and garden

Organic fertilizer as an alternative to synthetic fertilizers

A beautiful garden requires a good fertilizer. And for all processes to be environmentally friendly, without negative consequences for nature, it is important for humans to learn how to replace chemicals with natural substances. In this article we will talk about organic fertilizer, its benefits on the environment and how to use consumer waste to make it.

Natural fertilizers come from decomposed vegetable, mineral or animal matter. They have many advantages and are a good alternative to chemical fertilizers. In the first place they promote the nutritional quality of the soil by protecting it from erosion. In addition, they help in the fight against weeds. Secondly natural fertilizers are more economical and represent a way of recycling.

Who said that chemical fertilizers are the best solution for a beautiful garden?

nice garden

The homemade natural fertilizer is neutral, simple, ecological and free. A real benefit for the garden as for indoor plants. Except for consumption products, some plants can also play the role of organic fertilizer or 'green' fertilizer. These are fast-growing plants such as mustard, rapeseed, phacelia, clover, alfalfa, vetch or lamb's lettuce.

Because they grow at the end of the season, they retain nutrients from the soil. When they decompose, they serve as input organic matter. The nitrogen (N) which is released is of organic origin. Phosphorus (P) comes from natural phosphates. Potash (K) is usually brought in a natural way.

Prefer non-polluting and more economical methods to fertilize your garden

natural fertilizer for a beautiful garden

So here are some tips for making and using your own organic fertilizer.

The simplest domestic sources of organic fertilizer

Nettle manure

This weed is probably undesirable in the garden. On the other hand nettle manure has incredible fertilizing properties. Rich in minerals, trace elements and vitamins, it is a growth promoter for all your plants.

Easy to make and 100% organic, home-grown fertilizers are an alternative to expensive chemical products


How to make your fertilizer

Collect 1kg of nettle leaves and finish them off. Let them macerate in 10 liters of rainwater between 20C and 30C for 10 days, taking care to stir the mixture every other day. Small bubbles rise naturally to the surface. When there are no more, filter the liquid with a piece of cloth. Finally, add the manure to your water of irrigation.

If you do not have the patience to make nettle manure, you can simply drop some fresh leaves directly into the planting holes when planting plants.

Efficient and easy to use natural fertilizer

Nettle of nettles

Tea residues and coffee grounds

Do you know that all plants, from the garden to the inside, adore the bottoms of teapots and coffee grounds. Indeed, they contain carbohydrate, nitrogen and phosphorus, excellent boosters for your plantations. In addition, they keep certain insects away. In order to take advantage of it, it is enough to incorporate the waste to the ground, at the foot of the plants.

The coffee grounds is a natural fertilizer for a 100% organic gardening

coffee grounds is an organic fertilizer

Ashes of wood

Wood ash is a very rich fertilizer of potash and phosphorus. They are very useful for lawns and edible vegetables. Just grab the ashes from your chimney or barbecue and spread them on the floor in a thicker layer, then rake lightly. The next rains will take the nutrients down to the ground.

You do not need synthetic fertilizer to keep your plants healthy and grow them quickly

wood ashes


Egg shells are rich in minerals, calcium, magnesium and potash. They must first be dried, then crushed carefully to obtain a powder. Then spread it in the soil of indoor plants. Know also that the cooking water of the eggs brings a dose of minerals, in case the water is well cooled of course.

Prefer natural products



The lenses are rich in auxins (plant hormones). To turn them into organic fertilizer just dip a few hundred grams of lentils for about 24 hours. Then we drain the water already rich in auxins and keep it. The lenses are to be put between wet towels until they develop roots of about three inches. They must be cut and the rest - rejected. Then you have to crush them and keep them in the water for a day in a dark place. After this time, drain and mix with the separated water the day before. In this way we obtain a few liters of water rich in auxins that can be mixed with several liters of pure water to fertilize all plants.

The at uxines are not only good for growth but also for flowering


Dead leaves

The dead leaves can be useful for repotting your plants and feeding the soil. Pick them up and make a pile to add some soil, then ferment for compost. Ventilate and water regularly.

Natural fertilizers (organic fertilizers, mineral fertilizers) are made from plant, mineral or animal matter

dead leaves


By developing a composter in your garden, you can recycle your green waste, as well as some of your garbage, to make your own compost. You just have to mix and add some water from time to time for a few months.

Make your own root stimulator, growth and flowering

composter to make organic fertilizer

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