homemade fertilizer

Asked May 28, 2019, 12:17 PM EDT

I have seen recipes made from epsom salts, ammonia and baking soda mixed with water. Is this a healthy and organic way to fertilize plants and vegetables?

Multnomah County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, recipes such as yours rarely provide the nutrients plants actually need, and may change soil pH so plants can’t absorb them. Here is an article with fertilizer advice: https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/ec1503 and here is another one showing what organic fertilizers actually supply: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/documents/1/lc437organicfertilizersvaluesrev.pdf I hope this is helpful. Good luck!