If you love growing rose, you should not miss this article. Here are 10 DIY Fertilizers that you can make and use to have healthy rose plants. With DIY fertilizers that we want to share today, you don’t have to spend your money on buying, and they are easy to find. That is kitchen waste. Instead of using chemical fertilizers, you can take advantage of non-use items and transfer them into nutrients to grow your rose. It sounds great, right? Check them out with us!
Taking them a look, you will see that most of them are available in the kitchen, which are tea bags, eggshells, banana shells, fish’s bones, cooking water… After using, they are will be thrown out into a trash can. It is a waste! Let’s save them and give them a new mission, they promise to keep your rose plant a good growth as you desired! Start now!
#1 Used Tea Bags or Leaves
Roses love the tannic acid that naturally has in Tea leaves. It’s a great idea to use used tea leaves or tea bags to fertilize your roses. Tea leaves also make the soil porous and create a favorable environment for the growth of rose bushes.
#2 Egg Shells
With an excellent source of calcium from eggshells that acts to strengthen the walls of plants’ cell and help them in resisting the entry of pathogens, maintains healthy foliage, and strengthens their root systems as well, allowing them to uptake more nutrients from the soil. Crush a few eggshells and put them around the base of your rose plants, or add them before planting.
#3 Banana Peel Fertilizer
Roses love potassium and banana skins consist of this mineral. And since they decompose easily, they rapidly release valuable minerals such as sulfur, calcium, potassium, magnesium, as well as trace elements into the soil. Grind them into a smooth paste and apply this around your rose bushes.
#4 Apple Cider Vinegar
Both white vinegar and apple cider vinegar work to lower the pH of the soil and thus boost the growth of acidophilic plants like roses.
#5 Fish Bones
Fish’s bones are rich in vitamins and minerals. You can sort them out when you cook fish the next time, and grind them up thoroughly for sprinkling around the rose bushes. Or, you can bury them into the tilled soil near the roses. After a short of time, they will break down, adding nutrients to the soil and helping your precious rose plants to grow.
#6 Powdered Milk
Powdered milk is not just suitable for human consumption but also for Rose plants. It’s a rich source of calcium and hence promotes root and foliage growth. Mix two parts of water and one part milk and spray the mixture bi-weekly for optimal results.
#7 Dog and Cat Food
Pet food contains a wide spectrum of proteins and micronutrients that benefit the soil and your rose plants. After preparing your garden for planting, spray some dry dog food on the bed. Then mix it up with some water and soil, and allow it to decompose naturally.
#8 Cooking Water
Instead of throwing vegetable cooking water, you’ve in your kitchen, use it to fertilize your Roses and other garden plants. Let the water cool, and then use it to give a garden plant or two a healthful drink. Note that when cooking any of the following, do not add salt to the water because salt is harmful to plants.
#9 Baking Soda
Baking soda can use it to treat black spots and mildew. To prevent mildew and other fungal diseases on roses. Simply mix 1 teaspoon baking soda and a few drops of liquid soap in 1 liter of water and spray the solution on the infected plants.
#10 Dish Soap Spray
Dish Soap Spray is not a fertilizer recipe but a remedy to help your Rose bushes prevent harmful pests. Dish soap kills aphids by destroying their protective waxy cover and leaving them vulnerable to the effects of weather.