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Homemade natural fertilisers

Garden, terrace and balcony plants are guaranteed to grow healthy by fertilising them and providing them with nutrients. Market fertilisers are often expensive, and preparing homemade fertilisers is often too troublesome because of the unpleasant odours. The solution can be found in the fermentation fluid which is created in the process of household waste composting.

We take care of plants by using nutrients – also made from plants

Grandmas used to soak nettles and sprinkle their gardens with this sharp-scented diluted liquid. In doing so, they boosted the functioning of microorganisms in the ground and improved its mineral quality. Nowadays, many organic gardeners are keen on using horsetail or comfrey in addition to the nettle. In the springtime, freshly gathered leaves of these plants are chopped up and soaked in a bowl of stale water. Naturally, they place the bowl far away from their own noses as well as the noses of passers-by. The fertiliser produced in this way becomes useful after its smell becomes very strong (and not so pleasant). It is then carefully diluted (adding at least 10 litres of water per every litre of the fluid) and used every 14 days for the entire growing season to spray the plants.
Some people swear on compost tea. A mesh bag (e.g. a potato sack) filled with compost is immersed in a wooden bucket of rainwater. The bag is raised from and immersed back in the water several times per day in order to ensure that the microorganisms receive some oxygen. After 10 days of preparation the compost bag is removed, and the fluid is then used as an organic liquid fertiliser, which is diluted by adding 4 litres of water per one litre of this fluid, also known as compost tea.
All homemade organic fertilisers are beneficial for plants grown on the terrace or in the garden. However, their preparation according to the described methods is especially difficult (smell, space, quantity) in urban environments. If you use the sustainable and modern Bokashi Organko 2 kitchen composter, or its predecessor Bokashi Organko, you can regularly (every 3–5 days) drain out the fermentation fluid full of nutrients, produced from your household biological waste. This way, you will always have your own organic fertiliser at your disposal. Diluted in the ratio of 1:200 (one decilitre of the fluid suffices for 20 litres of water!), use it regularly to water indoor and garden plants. You can create a fertiliser with plenty of vitamins and minerals from biological waste without the unpleasant smell in your apartment.