Few tips how to use yeast fertilizer and not to harm your plants


Fertilizing with yeast has become very popular recently and it should be no surprise. It is a cheap and easy-to-prepare fertilizer that works. You can use fresh or dried yeast. It does not matter. However, even natural and benign fertilizers may do some harm if used incorrectly.

Yeast really does your plants good. It can even modify the micro flora in the soil in a very desirable way. So, the more the merrier, right? Well, that is exactly why we tend to use it excessively, but there is another important rule you should follow.

Making a yeast fertilizer

First, let us take a look how a yeast fertilizer is prepared. It is not difficult at all.Take 1/2kg of yeast and mix it with ten litres of water.Dilute the fertilizer before use in 1:10 ratio.


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You can also use dry yeast

If you do not have a fresh yeast at home do not worry. You can use dried yeast. You will need 10 grams of yeast, few spoons of sugar and 10 litres of water. Mix everything together and let it sit for two hours to activate the yeast. Dilute with water in 1:5 ratio.The water must always be lukewarm, otherwise the yeast will not activate properly. Yeast needs warmth to develop sufficiently.

So, what are the pitfalls?

All your plants in the garden will be grateful for this nutritional boost, but only make them happy 3 times per season. If you fertilize more than that, you may hurt your plants. Keep in mind that yeast “pulls” potassium out of the soil, so you have to add it back, preferably in a natural way. Wood ash will do. Apply it approximately one week after fertilizing with yeast.

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Source: https://tojenapad.dobrenoviny.sk/potraviny-uzitocne-v-zahrade/

Radek Štěpán

Gardening is my hobby, I have a lot of experience and I am happy to share it.


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