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FERTILIZING YOUR GARDEN

"The Master's" All Purpose Fertilizer
  • 1 can of beer
  • 1 can of cola (any kind, NOT diet)
  • 1 box or cup of apple juice
  • 1 cup lemon scented liquid soap
  • 1 cup ammonia
  • 1 cup liquid lawn fertilizer
Mix together all ingredients. If you buy liquid lawn fertilizer with a hose sprayer attachment, you can use the attachment with any 1 liter bottle to make a 50 gallon sprayer. Spray your lawn and garden with the above mixture every 3 weeks, early in the day.

For houseplants, mix 4 shot glasses of the above mixture to 1 gallon of water and add 1/4 tsp knox gelatin.

Non-Fing Houseplant Fertilizer:

  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp Epsom salts
  • 1/2 tsp saltpeter
  • 1/4 tsp ammonia
  • 1 gallon water
  • Add 5 tbsp black coffee for acid loving plants
Water your plants with this mixture once a month.

Spring Lawn Feeding:

  • 1 cup Epsom salts
  • 1 cup ammonia
To use with a hose sprayer, mix with enough water to equal 1 quart total volume and pour into the sprayer container. Fertilizes 2,500 square feet of lawn.

Fall Lawn Feeding:

  • 2 cups Epsom salts
  • 3 tbsp baking powder
To use with a hose sprayer, mix with enough water to equal 1 quart total volume and pour into the sprayer container. Fertilizes 1,500 square feet of lawn.

Fertilizer for azaleas, rhododendrons, camellias and hollies:

  • 4 cups coffee grounds
  • 1 cup bonemeal
  • 1 cup wood ash
Mix well. Scatter evenly over ground shaded by the plant. Use 1 pound of fertilizer for each 1 foot of the diameter.

Garden vegetable and f fertilizer:

  • 1 part dried poultry manure or 5 parts dried horse manure
  • 1 part bonemeal
  • 1 part wood ash

Mix well and spread over garden soil before planting.

TIPS!

Composting
Don't send all your kitchen scraps to the landfill. Re-use food scraps by making your own compost. Compost containers can be purchased through a good garden catalog, or you can try your hand at making your own! Check out Making Your Own Compost Bin.

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