Fertilizers for the Garden and for Houseplants That Cost You Nothing!

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Spring is here and with this popular season comes spring planting! Before you know it, summer will be here, bringing you those luscious vegetables and fruits you’ve looked forward to all winter long. So, you have everything ready, right? Seeds, new gloves, maybe a new garden hose, and fertilizer. Did you buy fertilizer? Everyone knows that plants need fertilizer to be their best, but many people either just don’t bother, or they pay a small fortune for some organic type of fertilizer.

Some people do compost, which is great, but let’s be honest, most of us don’t. We don’t have the space or we are – well, let’s be honest, we’re lazy. It’s alright. Everyone is busy and a compost pile is something you can live without. But what if we told you that you have tons of fertilizing material right at your fingertips and you just don’t know it?

Free fertilizers come in three different types: plant, food, or animal. There are a few miscellaneous items, but those are the major categories. You don’t have to do them all, and some will work better for you than others, and that’s OK. All you have to do is choose the method(s) that works best and go with it.

Most gardens run out of really good quality soil after your plants roots grow past the first inch or two of soil. Then it depends on what type of soil you have as to what type of nutrients will be available to your plants. When you go to all the trouble to sow your seeds, keep out the dogs, insects, and animals, remove weeds, and be certain that your veggies get the right amount of water, don’t you want to see a bumper crop of vegetables? Who doesn’t?! Isn’t that what gardening is all about?

By the way, your houseplants and flowers or herb gardens also benefit from a regular application of fertilizer. These freebie fertilizers will work for them, too, giving you bigger flowers, more lush leaves, and better overall growth.

Let’s look at the top fertilizers that you can give your plants from items you would most likely just throw away otherwise.

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One Comment

  1. Gabe

    May 29, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Powdered kelp is also a very good inexpensive fertilizer, rich in micro-nutrients. You can purchase it relatively cheap at, http://www.herbalcom.com/index.php3?session=de3efd134e527fdea1840cecd8006913