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How To Make Fertilizer

Watch more Gardening Tips videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Make an effective fertilizer at home with these steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Mix ingredients Mix four parts seed meal, one quarter part finely ground agricultural lime, one quarter part gypsum, one half part dolomitic lime, one part bone meal, and one part kelp meal in a 5-gallon plastic bucket. Tip Look online or in catalogs for the best available prices Step 2: Spread mix Spread the mixture uniformly over your growing area once a year before you plant. Apply 4 to 6 quarts fertilizer per 100 square feet growing area. Step 3: Make compost Make compost starting with a pile of "brown" ingredients, such as leaves, straw, cardboard, dead plants, and sawdust. Step 4: Make a pile of green ingredients Make a pile of "green" ingredients, such as coffee grounds, weeds, grass clippings, and fruit and vegetable scraps. Step 5: Compost Mix three parts "brown" to one part "green" ingredients in the compost bin, and then add a splash of water and some soil. Step 6: Add wet layer Thoroughly mix everything and then wait for the materials to decompose -- between 3 and 6 months. Step 7: Add water Add water and turn the compost every few weeks. Then spread it onto your garden soil neatly and evenly. Your soil will be richer and your plants will thank you. Did You Know? 24 percent of the U.S. municipal solid waste stream is composed of yard trimmings and food residuals.
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