Homemade plant food is an easy and a cheap way to feed your potted plants without accidentally harming your houseplants or breaking the bank. Lots of common household items have the properties needed to replenish the nutrients in your plant’s soil, so you can create natural plant food in the comfort of your own home.
Nitrogen deficiency : Signs showing with your plant are yellow or pale green leaves which will stun the growth for your plant. The solution is to add coffee grounds, this will boost the nitrogen throughout the soil and roots for your plant.
Phosphorous deficiency: Signs showing dark around edges of the plant leaves creating stun growth and small flowers. The solution is to add bone meal or even fish tank water to the soil if the water isn’t “salt water”, this will boost the levels of phosphorus in the soil and roots.
Magnesium deficiency: Signs showing yellow veins of the leaves and edges of the leaf which can look like a marble effect. The solution is to add epsom salt directly to the top of the soil before watering your plant, this will boost the magnesium within the soil. This is especially great for roses, tomatoes, and pepper plants.
Potassium deficiency: Signs showing brown and yellowish leaves veins and outer leaf edge. The solution is to add by burying banana peels into the soil this will take a slow process and help each day boost your plant soil.
Homemade plant food is ideally used for outdoor plants since smells and ease of application can vary. Adding plant food to potted plants can also be a little messy, so be extra careful when adding homemade plant food to your indoor plants. Now that you’ve learned a few ways to feed your hungry plants, keep a close eye on them in the following weeks to see how they respond to their new food. Adjust how often and how much you feed your plant based on how they react. If your plants start to perk up, you can afford to feed them a little more and see if it helps its growth.