Make a great fertilizer from stale bread


You may have already tried to make a fertilizer from yeast, which is great, effective and cheap, but you can do the same from stale bread and still add much needed nutrients to your plants. This fertilizer is great for indoor plants, but also for cucumbers. Bread also contains yeast, which is the basic nutrient that supplies your plants with the good stuff. We are referring to biologically active trace elements, but also to vitamins B, D and H, minerals such as zinc, phosphorus, potassium and nitrogen. Plenty of stuff. A bread fertilizer is also cheap and you may use it for many different plants.

Fertilizer for indoor plants

If baked goods (it does not have to be just bread, but also buns, rolls, or basically anything made from yeast dough) are no longer suitable for consumption, you do not have to throw them away. Let old rolls and bread get hard and you can use them to make a fertilizer. First, boil 1 litre of water. As soon as it cools down to a room temperature, put 30 g of stale bread in. Close the container and keep it in a cool, dark place. You can start using it in 24 hours. A good idea is to strain the mixture through a sieve. A few pieces of bread are ok. Store fertilizer in a refrigerator. Use undiluted for house plants once every three days – one teaspoon per plant is enough.


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Fertilizer for your garden

If you want to use the fertilizer in your garden, you want to make a full bucket. Fill the bucket to two-thirds with hardened pastry and add water. Once the bread has soaked enough you can crush it and mix it. Cover the bucket and let is sit for at least 10 days. When done, your fertilizer is ready for use. It is a great and safe fertilizer as it contains no chemicals. You need to dilute it too. Pour 1 litre of your fertilizer into a bucket and fill the rest of the bucket with water. Use it on cucumbers or other plants every 8 to 10 days, especially when the first flowers appear and continue using it until harvest.


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Radek Štěpán

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


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