If you decide to grow Beets you get two valuable items: the Beet root and the Beet greens. Two for the price of one is a concept I can get behind!
Same thing applies to garden chores, if I can get multiple benefits from a singular task I’m much more likely to carve out the necessary time to do it. So here’s the bombshell, in this short video we’re going to teach you how to make a concentrated homemade plant food out of the weeds you pull from your garden. With this plan, weeding will help your garden in more ways than one!Making Homemade Plant Food in a Unique and Easy Way #weekendfarmer Click To Tweet
Video Transcript for “Making Homemade Plant Food in a Unique and Easy Way”
Brian Clapp, WeekendFarmer.com: Anybody that tries to tell you that they enjoy weeding is lying to you and to themselves.
Nobody enjoys weeding, it’s not the fun part of the job, the fun part is harvesting or watching your vegetable garden grow. Weeding is a necessary, but not a fun, process. But what if I told you you could reap and additional benefit from your weeding? I don’t know about you but if I had an additional incentive – it may help me get through the process a little easier.
Well, the incentive we have for you is that you can turn your weeds into a really potent, concentrated homemade plant food – all natural – and it’s a pretty simple trick.
What I have here is a hydroponic bucket, and as I weed I’m going to stuff all my weeds in there – Canadian thistle, Purslane, crabgrass – jam it all in there. Put the hydroponic bucket into a five gallon bucket, fill it up with water, put a lid on top and let it sit somewhere.
Six weeks from now you are going to pop the top off the weed concoction – and trust me this is something you’ll want to do outside, because it is going to smell dank – rotted weeds soaking in water and fermenting and extracting…it’s going to stink.
Go outside your garage, pop the top, pull out your hydroponic bucket with all your rotted weeds (perfect for the compost pile) and you are left with a highly concentrated homemade plant food. So concentrated in fact, that you’ll have to take just one cup of your new concentrate and mix it with 10 cups of water. You get a pretty high yield of homemade plant food out of this process.
Use your homemade plant food to put around your plants and supply an extra boost of nutrients or spray on leaves as a compost tea providing strength and barrier for pests – and it’s all natural, created from work you had to do anyway! I don’t know about you, but making my own homemade plant food in this natural manner makes weeding seem worth the effort.