Tips&TricksUnlock your garden's potential: Unveiling the secret of potato starch fertilization

Unlock your garden's potential: Unveiling the secret of potato starch fertilization

What to water plants with to make them grow better? Photo. Genialne.pl
What to water plants with to make them grow better? Photo. Genialne.pl

6:54 PM EST, January 11, 2024

This trick is especially handy when planting new growth. For plants to grow beautifully and healthily, seedlings need a robust root system. Without solid and thick roots, they can't draw enough water and nutrients from the soil. You can facilitate root formation by feeding your plants with mineral fertilizers, but they're not always entirely safe. Instead, use something cheap, natural, and hugely influential!

Potato starch fertilizer is a must-have for your next gardening season

Young plants crave phosphorus, calcium, and potassium, and guess where you can find these nutrients? In potato or corn starch. Apply roughly a teaspoon to your pot soil and you'll supply the correct elements to your green companions!

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1. Loosen the soil around the seedling.

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2. Scoop out approximately 0.5 inches of topsoil from the pot.

3. Sprinkle potato starch onto the soil.

4. Gently mix it with the soil.

5. Top everything off with fresh soil. Don't skip this step. Otherwise, you risk mold growth in the pot! If you notice white mold under your plant, you must take action quickly to save it.

Keep up regular watering, and your flowers bloom more beautifully than you imagine!

White coating in the pot. Photo. Genialne.pl
White coating in the pot. Photo. Genialne.pl

What should you water your plants with for optimal growth?

Freshwater sometimes isn't enough. Your plants will flourish with a liquid that supplies a rich dose of potassium, phosphorus, and other trace elements. The best part? You can get this nutrient-rich water without spending a dime! Just don't drain the water next time you cook potatoes. The leftover water from boiling vegetables works similarly.

There's one rule! The water mustn't contain added salt – it would be counterproductive. Salt your potatoes only after draining the water.

You can use this water unlimitedly to nourish your plants each time you prepare potatoes; just remember to cool it thoroughly before using and don't store it for too long as it can get cloudy, potentially harming your plants.

Please note that plants with special nutritional requirements - like orchids and ferns, shouldn't be served this homemade fertilizer.

If you're looking to nurture your flowers in a full circle, you need to fertilize them! You can concoct this homemade natural fertilizer in an instant. All it requires is what you already have lying around your kitchen!

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