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What are different types of organic fertilizer that can be added to the soil (how to make an organic fertilizer) – Part 3 ?

Fertilizer (or fertilizer) is any organic or inorganic material of natural or synthetic origin. This material is added to a soil to supply one or more plant nutrients essential to the growth of plants. Organic fertilizers are naturally occurring fertilizers (e.g. compost, manure).

How to make Seaweed?

• Collect several plastic trash bags of kelp.
• Empty the kelp into a 55-gallon drum.
• Fill it with water. Then cover it.
• As the seaweed began to decompose, the water would turn brown.
• Within about two months, the seaweed is fully decomposed.
• This liquid is used as a concentrate.
• Dilute it with water before spraying it on or pouring it around his customers’ plants.
• Addition of fish emulsion is another plus.
• Plants sprayed with this mixture seem more insect repellent.
• The plants also generally show some renewed growth.
• The only pitfall is the fishy, ocean odor that is detectable for a day or two after the application.
• Seaweed is a rich source of potassium —up to 12%.
• Though seaweed contains many trace elements, it is relatively poor in nitrogen and phosphate.
• The addition of fish emulsion makes a nearly perfect fertilizer and compensates for nitrogen and phosphate.

How to make Earthworm compost?

• An earthworm compost pit is another organic fertilizer that can be easily made.
• One can add kitchen scraps, grass clippings, leaves, etc. into the pit.
• It is processed by the earthworms.
• Soon there will be a rich, black garden amendment.
• Adding compost in volumes of about 10% into the garden is generally all that is needed.
• This will help to increase the health and insect repellency of your trees, vegetables, and other garden plants.
• Sometimes decomposition does not occur properly if you have used too much of one ingredient.
• For this reason, a research on composting is recommended.

How to make Rabbit droppings?

• When it comes to animal fertilizers, the best readily-available fertilizer is rabbit droppings.
• Rabbit droppings have the highest nitrogen content among any of the commonly available barnyard manures which include cow, horse, pig, etc.
• Rabbit droppings are small, compact, and nearly odorless.
• An organic gardener described them as “miniature, time-released, fertilizer capsules.”
• Rabbits are a good source of one of nature’s best natural fertilizers.
• Rabbit droppings can also be called “earthworm caviar.”

How to make Egg Shells?

• Two commonly discarded kitchen scraps are ideal for many of your garden plants.
• Eggshells are 93% calcium carbonate.
• A pig in the yard is a great source of fertilizer.
• In addition to the calcium, the eggshells contain about 1% nitrogen, about a half-percent phosphoric acid, and other trace elements that make them a practical fertilizer.
• Calcium is an essential plant nutrient which plays a fundamental part in cell manufacture and growth.
• Most roots must have some calcium at their growing tips.
• Plant growth removes large quantities of calcium from the soil, and calcium must be replenished.
• This is also an ideal way to recycle your eggshells.
• Crush them by hand and powder them in the blender.
• The powdered eggshells are then placed around fruit trees, in potted plants and roses, and broadcast throughout the vegetable garden.
• One can solve your snail problems with the help of recycled eggshells.
• Instead of powdering the shells, use them at the hand-crushed stage, with plenty of rough, sharp edges.
• Scatter the crushed shells in circles around those plants that the snails are eating which are a discomfort for them.

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