How can I fertilize strawberry plants with no money?

How can I fertilize strawberry plants with no money?

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  1. Use natural fertilizers for your strawberries, such as ones made of animal or vegetable matter. While you can do that without expending too much, you can find cheap organic foliar fertilizers for your crops if you know where to look.

  2. If you know anyone who has rabbits, ask them to put the used bedding and droppings aside for you, or check if a local animal shelter has rabbits and ask them to do the same. Rabbit droppings are mild enough that they can be used on plants without being composted first.
    However, do not put fresh manure from poultry, cows, horses or other herbivores on your plants until it has sat in a pile to rot for at least several months. A good rule of thumb is that if it smells bad, it is not ready to use.
    Never use the waste material from carnivores or humans on edible plants. It may kill them outright or carry pathogens that could make you sick.
    Put an ad on craigslist or a gardening forum and ask if anyone is willing to give away compost or fertilizer that they don’t need.
    Good luck!

  3. Yes
    Human urine works, but also local stables etc may give you used bedding straw, which will he mixed with poop and pee, it needs stacking for some to decompose to be useful.
    Compost kitchen waste ( not meat)
    Used coffee grounds are good.

  4. Nature provides everything needed to fertilize plants, which falls into two categories: plant and animal. Do you fish? Use the remaining parts after cleaning. Chop them roughly and bury them next to the plants. Many Native American horticulturalists buried a fish at the base of each crop plant. If you don’t fish, try asking for scraps – heads, guts, gills, fins, bones, etc. – at a fish market. Shrimp shells also. Be aware, however, that dogs and some wild animals are fond of strong smells, and may dig up your garden if you use fish as fertilizer. Be sure to bury it deeply, or fence in your garden.
    Another way to add nutrients to your garden is to make a food tea. Chop these items into rough pieces: banana peels, citrus peels, carrot peels, coffee grounds, egg shells, onion peels, potato peels, tea bags, other veggie scraps and pulp, molasses (1 or 2 tablespoons per gallon of water), epsom salt ( 1 tablespoon per gallon of waterter). Add the items to a large container and fill with water. Allow to steep for several days, to several weeks. Dilute 1 cup tea to 1 gallon of water, and use to fertilize the garden.
    One method I’ve seen of using waste food items directly into the soil is to dig trenches in your paths and bury them there as you go along. When you transition from a spring to summer to fall garden, move the rows into the paths where the buried items should have already composted, and start burying waste food items into the new path to create new compost areas for the next planting cycle.
    A green manure is when you plant plants that fertilize other plants by fixing nitrogen from the air. Crimson clover is excellent for this. Sow seeds in the fall and allow to grow. Before blooms appear, till back into the ground.
    Wood ash from untreated wood is an addition that will provide lime and potassium for your garden and many of the trace elements that plants need to thrive. Use it lightly scattered, or by first being composted along with the rest of your compost.
    Which brings me to the best all-around amendment for your soil…compost. Simply pile leaves, grass clippings, small branches, wood ash, mixed straw and manure from herbivore animals, (or a handful of regular granular fertilizer) into a pile, wet it down and let it decompose. You can put your compost pile in the sun or in the shade, but putting it in the sun will hasten the composting process by increasing the temperature, so the bacteria and fungi work faster. This also means that your pile will dry out faster, especially in warm southern climates. The pile should be kept moist, which usually happens with rain. If not, wet it down with a hose every now and then. Situate the pile on bare soil. This makes it easy for beneficial microbes and insects to gain access to the rotting material. It also allows for better aeration and drainage, both important to successful composting.

  5. Do you have access to a farm, ranch or mushroom factory? Sometimes they will let you have the aged manure to use as compost, or sell it cheap. You can also use urine, but you have to be super careful not to burn the plants.

  6. Other organic options for fertilizing strawberries include blood meal, which contains 13% nitrogen; fish meal, soy meal, or alfalfa meal.


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