Nitrogen is a substance that is essential in assisting in the healthy growth of plants. While Nitrogen is abundant in nature, infusing Nitrogen in soil will help it to become more effective. Nitrogen helps plants to grow healthy and bigger. Ample, but not over, supply of Nitrogen is important as over supply of Nitrogen can weaken the plants.
- If you are a fan of gardening or you have a farm, learning how to make your own Nitrogen fertilizer can save you both money and a trip to the market. A naturally made Nitrogen fertilizer can also assure you that you are not infusing too much Nitrogen in your soil.
- Prepare well-composted manure, some legume seeds, your supply of garden tools and a compost bin. These are all you need to make your own fertilizer.
- Begin by applying the well-composted manure all over your garden. Mix the manure well into your existing soil. It is best to use well-composted manure since fresh manure has the tendency to burn roots of younger plants. The Nitrogen content of fresh manure is proven to be higher than well-composted manure because Nitrogen content decreases as the manure composes. However, it is better to be safe than risk hurting your plants.
- Additionally, well-composted manure is easier to handle, as the smell is similar to the soil. Do not be scared in applying the well-composted manure freely as this can also help in improving your soil’s texture.
- Next, plant some legumes as cover crops on your soil. Legumes help convert the Nitrogen in air so that your plants can absorb it better. Plant any legume of your choice; you can plant peas, lentils or any other type. The byproduct of the planted legumes will make your soil richer, and this will also make your fertilizer more organic, thus safer for your plants.
- Any seasoned gardener knows the benefit of sorting household trash into separate bins to salvage items that can be used to enrich soils. Gather Nitrogen rich byproducts and infuse them into your soil. Composite materials help plants to absorb more Nitrogen.
- There are several things that you have to remember about using Nitrogen fertilizer, keep them in mind so you won’t regret using this type of Nitrogen. First, if you have animals around your garden, Nitrogen can poison them. So keep your animals away from the Nitrogen rich soil. Second, Nitrogen can pollute water supply. So keep the water line away from the soil. Lastly, Nitrogen can reduce the soil’s ethylene content, which is integral for growing fruits.
Carefully study the benefits and disadvantages of any fertilizer that
you intend. Seek advises from other gardeners or farmers that you know.
If you are in doubt, make sure you research well. Try testing the effect
of any fertilizer in smaller areas of your garden and see how your
plants will react. If the effects are satisfactory, then you can proceed
on using the fertilizer in wider areas. Keep in mind that some
fertilizers are not recommended for some plants. Ask around and learn
from other people’s experiences.