“Farming adds years to your life and life to your years”
– Sona Shaukath
The beauty and gist of farming are the love for the soil, the beautiful produce, and the unconditional respect and adoration for food. Farming and gardening were never just a profit-earning journey. It means so much more. It means giving away a part of themselves when the customer buys their product.
The most difficult task is to give away the best products without mixing them with harsh chemicals and fertilizers. Fertilizers become necessary as the plant-eating pests tend to destroy the crops. It is also important to boost the growth of the plants. Chemical Fertilizers drift towards destroying the land and the water that flows brushing the land area.
Due to these reasons, the gravity of the use of Natural fertilizers and Home-made fertilizers is gaining attention. As the name suggests, home-made fertilizers are the natural fertilizers that can be easily prepared at home. Some of the best home-made fertilizers include:
- Vegetable waste: Vegetable waste is a great source of many nutrients necessary to the plants. Make your own compost using the same. It will help to increase the quality and moisture of the soil.
- Manure: Manure comes from different sources including horses, cows, chickens, and many more. They are rich in nitrogen and other nutrients. Raw manure is highly acidic and has a high risk of burning your plants. Compost it before using them as fertilizer.
- Tree leaves: Tree leaves are usually bagged up and are made to settle in a corner. These leaves are an abundant source of minerals, which can earthworms to keep soil moisturized and lighter.
- Coffee grounds: Coffee grounds can be recycled to acidify the soil for the growth of plant-like blueberries, roses, and tomatoes. They can be easily sprinkled on the top or by soaking them up to a week to make garden coffee, then use it to water your plants.
- Eggshells: Eggshells are 93% calcium carbonate and can reduce the acidity of the soil. They contain calcium which is an essential nutrient to help in the growth of the plant. Wash out the eggshells, save them, and crush them to sprinkle above your soil.