Herbal drinks have a positive effect on our health. The same infusion can also be used to fertilize plants in the garden or in the house. Herbs or peels of fruits and vegetables can be used to prepare infusions for fertilizing plants in the form of herbal teas or infusions. You can spray them under the feet of plants as a substitute for chemical fertilizers to fertilize them and encourage their growth. We have compiled some tips for you on how to provide your garden and vegetable beds with natural fertilizer.

  1. Algae infusion

It is mainly used by people who live by the sea and have the opportunity to harvest seaweed. Otherwise, you can buy seaweed. Wash the seaweed and pour it into a bucket. Fill the bucket with water, cover it and leave it for two months. The result is a solution that can be diluted in water and sprayed on the base of plants to speed up the development of flowers and fruits.

  1. Infusion of vegetable peels

Put the peels of freshly peeled vegetables in a bucket. Cover with boiling water and leave overnight or up to two days. In the morning, drain, filter and use the resulting liquid to water the plants.

  1. Horsetail tea

Horsetail extract can be used as an antifungal, but can also be used to feed garden plants. It is made like a normal infusion of fresh or dried horsetail. Bring a pot of water to a boil, add a small amount of horsetail, let stand for 10-15 minutes and strain the mixture. Wait for it to cool before using.

  1. Nettle tea

Nettle tea is prepared by infusing the whole plant or just the leaves. It can be used as a fertilizer especially for plants like tomatoes. Nettle infusion can be diluted and used as fertilizer for tomato seedlings from 10 days after planting. You can also use fresh nettle leaves that you bury in the holes where you transplant the seedlings.

  1. Coffee grounds infusion

It is one of the many alternative uses of coffee. Coffee infusion to fertilize plants is achieved by simply pouring a little leftover coffee (coffee grounds) into the water you use for watering. You can also sprinkle coffee grounds around the roots of the plants. It is especially suitable for azaleas, blueberries and rhododendrons.

  1. Vegetable tea

Always keep the vegetable cooking water brought to a boil. If you want to use it for watering and fertilizing plants, the cooking water should not contain salt. So do not add salt and season the vegetables only after cooking. Any minerals released from the vegetables will remain in the water. Allow to cool, dilute in a watering can and use the resulting liquid as a natural fertilizer for your plants.

  1. chamomile tea

Chamomile tea can be used as a fertilizer for plants when composting. Adding chamomile tea to a compost consisting only of compost and food scraps will speed up the decomposition of organic waste. Thus, kitchen scraps, compost and chamomile tea make excellent natural fertilizers.

  1. Calendula tea

Calendula infusion is useful for increasing the vitality of plants in the garden or in pots. Always prepare small quantities of the infusion and consume it quickly by pouring it on the ground at the base of the plants. For example, 2 teaspoons of dried calendula is enough for ½ pint of boiling water. Leave to soak for 10-15 minutes and allow to cool before using.

  1. Dandelion tea

Dandelion tea stimulates plant growth and enriches the soil. Pour two teaspoons of dried dandelion into one cup of boiling water. Steep for 10 to 15 minutes, filter and cool. Sprinkle small amounts on the base of plants as if it were an ordinary garden fertilizer.

  1. Banana peel tea

Banana peels are a suitable natural remedy for fertilizing roses. Cut a banana peel into small pieces and put them in a container with a spray bottle. Fill the selected bottle with water, close it and leave it for fifteen days. This will allow the banana peels to ferment before use. The result is a natural liquid fertilizer that you can spray around your rose bushes to make them bloom.