Plants in pots do not benefit from the nutrient intake of those growing in the soil in the garden. The solution lies in the use of chemical fertilizers or, most preferably, of natural fertilizers. Using the latter is the better the pots are in the house with us, and the chemicals used for the plants inevitably get into the air in the house.
These are the best and most effective natural solutions that work perfectly as natural fertilizer for pot plants.
Sugar – this is certainly the most used natural fertilizer. Mix a teaspoon of sugar in a glass of water and use the solution to soak the soil in the pots. It is useful to all plants and stimulates the growth process.
Coffee – is very used for high nitrogen, phosphorus, mineral and potassium content that make coffee a high quality natural fertilizer. This type of fertilizer requires no effort. Simply collect coffee, spread it on a newspaper and let it dry – so the spread will spread more easily. Coffee can be used as a fertilizer for furrows, pot plants and planters but also for indoor plants. Indoor flowers tolerate sunburn every 6 months. In contrast, outdoor plants can be fertilized up to 4 times a year. It is advisable to gently press the ground around the plant and then incorporate it into the soil. For pot plants and planters, the soil can be mixed at the time of planting. Roses, busts, honeys, rhododendrons and azaleas are a few types of plants that react very well to fertilizer.
The water in which you have cooked vegetables – is a very good natural fertilizer due to the vitamins released into the water during the cooking process. Simply cool the water and use it to water the pot plants once a week.
The mineral water that has to be discarded because it has lost its acid can also be used as a fertilizer. Plants can benefit from high mineral content.
Ash – resulting from the burning of lemons is a very good natural fertilizer being an excellent source of minerals. Ash contains phosphorus, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and sulfur all essential minerals for plants of any type. Purrs and simply mix up two-three tablespoons of ash in the soil you prepare for potted plants. You can sprinkle the ash over the soil in the pots. Mix the ash with water results in a semiliquid paste that you put over the soil. A second spoon of this solution is sufficient. Treatments can be applied every six months or even more often to plants that make many flowers.
Onion peel is a natural disinfectant. Cook a tea of 50 grams of onion sheets and one liter of water. Pour the boiled water over the onion sheets, let it infuse for 3-4 hours, squeeze the solution and place it in a sprayer. Sprinkle leaves and soil to prevent the growth of microorganisms and pests. The treatment is perfect for all apartment plants and those in pots or patios on balconies and terraces, but also for roses and garden slopes.
Solutions made from water and a little fresh beer yeast, water in which you have cooked rice and pasta, oatmeal, water in which beans and other vegetables are soaked can all be used as natural fertilizers for pot plants.