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Homemade Fertilizers

Fish emulsion and seaweed extract are the best store-bought natural fertilizers. You should follow the directions on the labels or make your own fertilizers:

Compost Tea
I’ve read that the active ingredients in compost actually help control disease and shoo away insects. You should use composted manure, not dehydrated manure for this recipe. Simply add 1 cup of compost to 1 gallon of water and 1 teaspoon of blackstrap molasses to a bucket and let sit for at least 2 weeks. Spray on the leaves as a foliar feed or drench the soil.

Stinging Nettles Tea or Comfrey Tea
Mix these greens together or use them separately. Chop enough of the greens to fill a 5-gallon bucket half Full. Fill the bucket with chlorine-free water because chlorine destroys the good stuff (beneficial microbes). Let sit for a week. Spray on the leaves or drench the soil.