DIY Organic Fertilizer

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You don’t need to break the bank when looking for an all-natural fertilizer for your garden. Check out our tips for the best organic fertilizer

Grass & Compost Tea

Grass and Compost tea are great options to supply your lawn and garden with plenty of nitrogen. For grass tea, fill a 5g bucket 2/3 of the way with fresh lawn clippings, and fill it with water. Let it steep for 72 hours, strain, and dilute 1:1 with water.

For compost tea, fill a 5g bucket 1/3 of the way with your finished compost and then fill with water. Let it steep for 3 to 4 days, stirring frequently. Strain out the solid compost and dilute 1:10 with fresh water. Both teas can be applied directly to the soil or with foliar spray.

Vinegar Fertilizer

Using plain white vinegar is great for acid-loving plants. Just mix 1tbsp with a gallon of water and apply once every three months. Make sure to test your soil before altering the pH too much!

Epsom Salts

Sprinle a layer of Epsom salts around the base of your plants to support their enzymatic processes and help vegetables germinate.


Mix coffee grounds with dead leaves and grass clippings to get a nutrient-rich fertilizer. You can also use eggshells, or used freshwater from fish tanks. It may sound strange, but it really works!