DIY Zero COST Fertilizer Using Potato Peels

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Introduction: DIY Zero COST Fertilizer Using Potato Peels

GO NATURAL, BE HEALTHY

Hi guys, welcome back to my another instructable. Ok ,your first question would be on the heading of the instructable. It sounds a bit different right .Well, each and every house in this world has atleast a plant .This fertilizer can be made easily with available materials at your home. This fertilizer which is made from potato peels is a source of NPK which are needed for your plant. So lets get started.

Supplies

For making this fertilizer, you will need:

A jar with a lid

Potato scraps or potato peels

Jaggery

Water (amount required to fill the jar)

Step 1: Don't Throw Them, Drop Them

Yeah don't throw the peels, drop them in the jar filled with 3/4 amount of water. Before adding the peels, remove the buds from the peels.

TIP : Not only potato peels, you can add any vegetable leftovers.

Step 2: Feed Them

What? There is no one inside the jar and whom to feed .There are some invisible friends- the microbes .These are very helpful in our project. They help in fermentation. To feed them, add a tbsp of jaggery to the mixture of potato peels and water close the jar with a lid and shake the jar well. Now your fertilizer is ready.

Step 3: Don't Leave Me Alone, Come Again

Haha what a crazy step. I meant don't leave the fertilizer as it is. You know that every organism respires. Even these organisms leave the air out after respiration. Am I right? After 2 or three days, release the air from the jar by slightly unscrewing the lid .While doing this you can hear a sound. Again secure the lid tightly .Repeat this process for about a month or 2 weeks and then you can use them for your plants.

NOTE : THE LONGER THE TIME LEFT, THE MORE NUTRITIVE THE SOLUTION WOULD BE

Step 4: Directions for Use

This fertilizer would be concentrated right after the preparation. Before use, dilute this solution. If you are gonna use 1 cup of fertilizer, dilute it with 1 gallon of water .I have took a bowl full of diluted solution to show you the colour of the solution .

And remember,do not add this fertilizer regularly. Use this fertilizer once or twice in a month.

THE ABOVE PIC WAS TAKEN AFTER LETTING IT TO FERMENT FOR ABOUT A MONTH

I hope this instructable might be useful to you. See you next time in my another instructable. Till then,

HAPPY LEARNING

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    10 Comments

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    tytower
    tytower

    Tip 2 years ago

    Dont use glass jar then it will explode and glass shards everywhere.

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    saravanase09
    saravanase09

    Reply 2 years ago

    No, it is not possible . I have experimented with plastic cans and even with glass jars and nothing had happened.

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    tytower
    tytower

    Reply 2 years ago

    You are fermenting a consumable in an airtight jar . It will explode if the gas is not released . Your fermentation will stop when it gets to about 5% alcohol level and no more gas will e given off.

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    Pothuset
    Pothuset

    Question 2 years ago on Step 4

    Jaggery? We don't have anything in my area called jaggery. Is there any substitution?

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    jahoefer
    jahoefer

    Answer 2 years ago

    Brown sugar

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    Pothuset
    Pothuset

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thanks

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    saravanase09
    saravanase09

    Answer 2 years ago

    Hi, you could also use brown sugar as a substitute for jaggery. Here ,we use jaggery as a natural sweetening product.

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    Pothuset
    Pothuset

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thanks

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    BDCoop
    BDCoop

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thanks! Today I learned about jaggery.