Are your houseplants a little limp and sad? Then you can easily provide the plants with extra energy with some house-garden-and-kitchen remedies.
Tip 1: eggs
To provide you and the plants with some goodies you can boil eggs. As soon as eggs are boiled, they release calcium. These calcium traces remain in the cooking juices. And your plants love calcium! They really do. Instead of tap water, you can give the plants the cooking water from the eggs.
Tip 2: eggshells
If you have boiled eggs anyway, you can immediately reuse the eggshells. The eggshells also contain calcium.
Grind the eggshells well and mix with boiling water. Let the mixture soak in overnight and use the next day as plant food.
Tip 3: coffee
You can use coffee as a plant food in two ways:
- Remaining coffee: pour in a generous splash of water and let the mixture cool down. Then you can add the coffee and water mixture to your plants.
- Coffee grounds: Sprinkle cooled coffee grounds on your plants. Then sprinkle a dash of water over it, and your plants are happy again.
Tip 4: green tea
Green tea is a perfect alternative as a plant food. The tea contains tannin, which makes your plants grow quickly.
Just like with coffee, you can reuse the green tea in two ways:
- Cooled green tea: can be used as a plant food. Just put it in a watering can with extra water and your plants will revive completely.
- Used green tea bags: hang the tea bags in cold water and let it steep for a few hours. Then give the water to your plant.
Tip 5: Vegetable and fruit waste
All your Vegetable and fruit waste can be reused as compost as well as compost. If it’s up to us you can use the peels of, for example, an orange or apple. Don’t put these peels directly on the earth! Make your own plant food by leaving the peels ‘overnight’ in boiled water.