Introduction: DIY Zero COST Fertilizer Using Potato Peels
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Hi guys, welcome back to my another instructable. Ok ,your first question would be on the heading of the instructable. It sounds a bit different right .Well, each and every house in this world has atleast a plant .This fertilizer can be made easily with available materials at your home. This fertilizer which is made from potato peels is a source of NPK which are needed for your plant. So lets get started.
For making this fertilizer, you will need:
A jar with a lid
Potato scraps or potato peels
Water (amount required to fill the jar)
Step 1: Don't Throw Them, Drop Them
Yeah don't throw the peels, drop them in the jar filled with 3/4 amount of water. Before adding the peels, remove the buds from the peels.
TIP : Not only potato peels, you can add any vegetable leftovers.
Step 2: Feed Them
What? There is no one inside the jar and whom to feed .There are some invisible friends- the microbes .These are very helpful in our project. They help in fermentation. To feed them, add a tbsp of jaggery to the mixture of potato peels and water close the jar with a lid and shake the jar well. Now your fertilizer is ready.
Step 3: Don't Leave Me Alone, Come Again
Haha what a crazy step. I meant don't leave the fertilizer as it is. You know that every organism respires. Even these organisms leave the air out after respiration. Am I right? After 2 or three days, release the air from the jar by slightly unscrewing the lid .While doing this you can hear a sound. Again secure the lid tightly .Repeat this process for about a month or 2 weeks and then you can use them for your plants.
NOTE : THE LONGER THE TIME LEFT, THE MORE NUTRITIVE THE SOLUTION WOULD BE
Step 4: Directions for Use
This fertilizer would be concentrated right after the preparation. Before use, dilute this solution. If you are gonna use 1 cup of fertilizer, dilute it with 1 gallon of water .I have took a bowl full of diluted solution to show you the colour of the solution .
And remember,do not add this fertilizer regularly. Use this fertilizer once or twice in a month.
THE ABOVE PIC WAS TAKEN AFTER LETTING IT TO FERMENT FOR ABOUT A MONTH
I hope this instructable might be useful to you. See you next time in my another instructable. Till then,
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