The Way to a Plant’s Heart is Through its Plant Food
You might be here because your plants are dying, and you’re wondering why. You gave it enough water, you let it out in the sun to get some Vitamin D, you even changed the pots they’re in—but nothing seems to be working!
Well, this might be the reason for your plant’s lack of life: Plants can get hungry too!
Like any other living thing, plants need enough nutrients to grow and thrive. Sometimes, watering and adequate sunlight may not be enough to keep your plant healthy. To get you started in preparing your plant’s meal, here is our homemade plant food recipe!
In creating homemade plant food, you need to take note of the crucial elements your plant needs. Those elements are nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Usually, plants already come with these elements, and you can eventually add calcium and magnesium if your plants do well with those.
First, here are the ingredients you will need:
Add all of these ingredients to a bucket of water and give it to your plants!
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- There are different signs of deficiencies in plants. Some plants require different approaches and solutions to the problem. To make a rough estimate, here are some of the indications:
- Yellow, pale green leaves - Nitrogen deficiency
- Darkening around the edges of the leaves - Phosphorus deficiency
- Brown spots, yellow veins, brown edges on leaves - Potassium deficiency
- Yellow veins and edges of the leaves - Magnesium Deficiency
- Yellow spots - Calcium Deficiency
- Despite how helpful these plant foods may be to your plant, you must always be careful in handling ingredients that may be harmful to you. Ammonia, for example, can cause irritations to your eyes and nose, so you need to be extra mindful in handling it.
- The best way to check if your plants lack nutrients is by checking their soil. Mostly if you want your plant to grow healthily, it’s best to ensure that their soil has the proper nutrients your plant needs.