Friday, October 5, 2012
My Complete Fertilizer
I’ve found it cheaper and better to make my own fertilizer. It’s cheaper because I can buy it in bulk and I can buy the components that I want. It’s better because I can choose the proportion to be just what I need.
My complete fertilizer recipe:
4 parts Nitrogen
- I typically use organic cottonseed meal because my soil is alkaline.
- If I have amended my soil enough so that it is slightly acidic, I use alfalfa meal.
2 parts Phosphorus
- I use organic blood meal
1 part Potassium
- I use Greensand
1 part Lime
- I use garden lime when I add this
- This also adds calcium
1/4 – 1/2 cup Epsom Salt
I don’t fuss too much about being exact with my measurements and I adjust the amounts based on what I am planting and what the soil needs.
I mix my fertilizer using a paper party cup to measure and an old crock pot, pot as the container. It stinks, but I think the plants love it.