How I Naturally Feed My Plants
It probably doesn't surprise you that I consider myself a bit of a green thumb.
And of course being Italian I enjoy food and the pure joy that comes from feeding others. That includes everything from people to plants.
Step through my front door and you will be fed.
So whilst none of this may surprise you; it may surprise you what I choose to feed my plants and garden. Because, let's be real, I'm sure you already know that I am going to steer clear from chemicals, synthetic materials and toxins. And instead lean into sustainable and natural options to make my plants and garden thrive!
Egg shells are abundant in calcium and other minerals which help moderate soil acidity whilst providing incredible nutrients for your plants!
Not only that but the egg shells themselves stop creepy crawlies from munching on your plants as well! I boil my egg shells into a tea for my plants and they absolutely adore it!
Banana skins are jam packed with so much incredible goodness! The skins of bananas are abundant in potassium as well as nitrogen, phosphorus and magnesium which not only provides nourishment for the soil but your plants will love it as well!
I simply add my banana skins to an up-cycled jar with filtered water and after a few days it is good to go!
Used tea and coffee grounds are great fertilizers for your garden!
They improve drainage, water retention and aeration in the soil which assists the microorganisms in the soil to thrive! As we know when humans have a healthy level of microorganisms on their skin and in their body they have the tools they need to live optimally. Your plants and the soil of your plants are the same!