Fertilizing Your Garden

“The Master’s” All Purpose Fertilizer

* 1 can of beer
* 1 can of cola (any kind, NOT diet)
* 1 box or cup of apple juice
* 1 cup lemon scented liquid soap
* 1 cup ammonia
* 1 cup liquid lawn fertilizer

Mix together all ingredients. If you buy liquid lawn fertilizer with a hose sprayer attachment, you can use the attachment with any 1 liter bottle to make a 50 gallon sprayer. Spray your lawn and garden with the above mixture every 3 weeks, early in the day. For houseplants, mix 4 shot glasses of the above mixture to 1 gallon of water and add 1/4 tsp knox gelatin.

Non-Flowering Houseplant Fertilizer:

* 1 tsp baking soda
* 1 tbsp Epsom salts
* 1/2 tsp saltpeter
* 1/4 tsp ammonia
* 1 gallon water
* Add 5 tbsp black coffee for acid loving plants

Water your plants with this mixture once a month.

Spring Lawn Feeding:

* 1 cup Epsom salts
* 1 cup ammonia

To use with a hose sprayer, mix with enough water to equal 1 quart total volume and pour into the sprayer container. Fertilizes 2,500 square feet of lawn.

Fall Lawn Feeding:

* 2 cups Epsom salts
* 3 tbsp baking powder

To use with a hose sprayer, mix with enough water to equal 1 quart total volume and pour into the sprayer container. Fertilizes 1,500 square feet of lawn.

Fertilizer for azaleas, rhododendrons, camellias and hollies:

* 4 cups coffee grounds
* 1 cup bonemeal
* 1 cup wood ash

Mix well. Scatter evenly over ground shaded by the plant. Use 1 pound of fertilizer for each 1 foot of the diameter.

Garden vegetable and flower fertilizer:

* 1 part dried poultry manure or 5 parts dried horse manure
* 1 part bonemeal
* 1 part wood ash

Mix well and spread over garden soil before planting.



Don’t send all your kitchen scraps to the landfill. Re-use food scraps by making your own compost. Compost containers can be purchased through a good garden catalog, or you can try your hand at making your own!

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