What to Fertilize Flowerbeds in August for Lush Blooms: 5 Homemade Fertilizers

Fertilizer for the bed can be made with your own hands from bananas, eggshells, and other inexpensive means. Any flowerbed will be happy to be fertilized and will thank the florist with lush blooms. Fertilizer for flowerbeds in August is important not only for the lush blooms but also for good plant growth next year. So it is especially important to feed perennials.

Which flowers should not be fertilized with organic fertilizer?

Some flowers can not be fertilized with organic fertilizer. Organic not only will not speed up their growth but can even kill the plant. Such flowers include asters, peonies, irises, lilies, gladioluses, and velvets. These flowers are fed only with mineral fertilizer.

Infusion of potato peels

Put potato peels in the bottom of a bucket and fill it with hot water. Cover and leave for a week. Sprinkle the bed with this solution.

Banana Peel Infusion

Infusion of banana peels is especially useful for plants in the flowering stage. This fertilizer stimulates the appearance of new buds and prolongs flowering. To prepare the solution pour hot water over the peels of 8-10 bananas and leave it to infuse for 7 days. After that, pour the infusion on the flowers at the root.

Ash solution

Ash contains potassium and calcium useful for flower growth. Dissolve 1 cup of ash in 10 liters of water to make a solution. Sprinkle the soil on the bed.

Herb infusion

Weeds can benefit the bed. Weeds can be used to make an infusion and water the flower bed. Fill a bucket or barrel halfway with weeds for the infusion. Then fill it up with water. Cover and leave in the sun for a few days. Then dilute the infusion with normal water at a ratio of 1 to 10 and water the bed.

Infusion of eggshells

This infusion feeds flowers with the calcium they need to grow. Fill eggshells with water at a ratio of 1:5. Let the liquid steep for a week and water the flower bed.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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