Did you know that the use of a special fertilizer is enough to have strong plants, flowers and roots? Here you will find out what kind of fertilizer it is. Let’s find out how to make it!

Black beans: Which legume family they belong to

Black beans belong to the category of legumes and have the scientific name Phaseolus vulgaris. They are characterized by their ovoid shape and shiny black skin, which gives them a pleasant aesthetic effect. Generally, these beans are associated with Mexican cuisine, but they are also widely used in Italy for the preparation of quick and tasty recipes.

Before cooking, however, they must be soaked at least the night before to speed up cooking and make them more digestible. Few know that they can also be used in the kitchen to make an excellent fertilizer for plants. Let’s find out what are the benefits of black beans for plants and how to prepare organic fertilizer!

All the benefits of black beans for plants

Black beans have excellent beneficial properties because they contain a large amount of nutrients such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium and phosphorus, but also other minerals such as zinc and selenium. The benefits of black beans for plants are enormous given the high dose of nutrients they contain; in fact, they positively affect their growth and flowering. Beans have the property to absorb nitrogen from the air and convert it into effective fertilizer that improves the soil and increases the harvest. The antifungal and antibacterial properties of black beans help keep pests away from plants, protecting them from dangerous diseases that can lead to death. The soil with black bean fertilizer remains moist and rich in useful substances, which plants can absorb to remain lush and ensure abundant flowering.

How to make black bean fertilizer for strong flowers and roots

The procedure for making an effective black bean-based fertilizer is simple. Before proceeding with the procedure, it is good to highlight a curiosity in the preparation of fertilizer with black beans: While it is necessary to soak them to eat, to obtain the fertilizer they must be used without this procedure, that is, directly raw. In this way, black beans retain all their properties and increase their benefits for plants. To prepare organic fertilizer you need to do the following:

  • Put two tablespoons of black beans in the blender.
  • Press the button and chop everything well;
  • When it becomes powder, put it in a plastic container.
  • Add a quart of water and mix with a toothpick;
  • Sieve the mixture and transfer it to another container.

You must use the liquid obtained without leaving any residue. To use the obtained solution now, pour it into a spray bottle and you can finally apply it on plants. Spray the organic fertilizer to thoroughly nourish the plants and ensure that they have enough nutrients to stay strong for a long time.

As we have seen, making an organic fertilizer from a common ingredient like black beans is easy and inexpensive. In fact, black beans have a negligible price and are also easy to find, but we can also grow them in our garden to have them always available.

You can prepare the fertilizer in a few minutes and use it to feed your plants without having to run to the store to buy an expensive and often ineffective fertilizer. The organic fertilizer is natural and works without harming your plants, even the most delicate like orchids, which you can grow successfully from now on!