Homemade Fertilizer

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I made a little homemade root fertilizer for my fall garden. It's made up of 1 part Calcium (Ground oyster shell), 1 part Kmag (Sulfur, Potassium, Magnesium), and 1 part Iron. Though it's good for all plants, it's really good for root vegetables. I have some organic nitrogen, separate if needed. I try not to mix Iron and nitrogen in the application.
 

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Right now I've applied it on my Beets, Turnips, Radishes, Carrots, Parsnips, Garlic, Lettuce and various Brassica's. You can use it on any plant. Kmag is used traditionally for root crops and as a winterizer for southern turfs. It strengthens the cellular walls of roots, helping the retain minerals and nutrients for the Springs growth. Oyster shell, because everyone needs calcium. Iron, obviously for processing of chlorophyll and chloroplasts.
 

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Right now I've applied it on my Beets, Turnips, Radishes, Carrots, Parsnips, Garlic, Lettuce and various Brassica's. You can use it on any plant. Kmag is used traditionally for root crops and as a winterizer for southern turfs. It strengthens the cellular walls of roots, helping the retain minerals and nutrients for the Springs growth. Oyster shell, because everyone needs calcium. Iron, obviously for processing of chlorophyll and chloroplasts.
Sounds great! Thank you :D
 

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My biggest challenge are the Cabbage Worms. I pick them off and feed them to the Mockingbirds, I use organic pesticides, and even Diatomaceous Earth. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

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My biggest challenge are the Cabbage Worms. I pick them off and feed them to the Mockingbirds, I use organic pesticides, and even Diatomaceous Earth. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I've gone for Neem Oil myself. Nothing else worked but this and it works amazingly.
 

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Right now I've applied it on my Beets, Turnips, Radishes, Carrots, Parsnips, Garlic, Lettuce and various Brassica's. You can use it on any plant. Kmag is used traditionally for root crops and as a winterizer for southern turfs. It strengthens the cellular walls of roots, helping the retain minerals and nutrients for the Springs growth. Oyster shell, because everyone needs calcium. Iron, obviously for processing of chlorophyll and chloroplasts.
Sounds really interesting, well done. I’m trying nettle fertiliser this year for the first time, don’t usually use anything but got to be worth a go and certainly got plenty of nettles 😬
 

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Sounds really interesting, well done. I’m trying nettle fertiliser this year for the first time, don’t usually use anything but got to be worth a go and certainly got plenty of nettles 😬
Don't forget to wear gloves when harvesting them!
Oh and we were always told that the sap coming from the stem of the nettle helps with the burning sensation if they do sting you. Rub it on like a lotion (though beware if nettle hairs are still stuck in your skin).
 

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Don't forget to wear gloves when harvesting them!
Oh and we were always told that the sap coming from the stem of the nettle helps with the burning sensation if they do sting you. Rub it on like a lotion (though beware if nettle hairs are still stuck in your skin).
Maybe a bit of the fertiliser liquid I make will help the stings, it will certainly keep people away because it really smells bad 😂
 
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