How To Make Beer Fertilizer
Knowing the proper way how to make beer fertilizer can be very good for your lawn, garden or house plants. It may seem like a waste to pour beer into the ground, but once you see the effect that it has on your landscape, you will be sold. The beer promotes microbial action which helps break down the ammonia and other salts into things that plants' roots can enjoy.
Supplies you'll need:
- One twelve oz. can or bottle of non-light beer
- One cup liquid dish soap
- One cup ammonia
- One cup liquid lawn fertilizer
- One cup molasses (optional)
- Plastic or glass container
Mix all of the ingredients together in the container. Make sure to wear gloves when you are doing this because the ammonia and fertilizer could harm you if they come in contact with your skin.
- Apply to lawn, garden or house plants. If you have a hose end spray, fill that up with the solution and spray it on your plants. Before each application, make sure that the solution is well shaken, especially if you used molasses. Molasses will sink to the bottom and may gum up your sprayer if it is not mixed up with the rest of the solution. If you do not have a hose end sprayer, mix one tablespoon of the concentrate in one gallon of water and put this mixture in a watering can.
- Make sure you fertilize your plants when it is dark. If it is sunny, you risk the water drying up before the nutrients have a chance to penetrate the soil. This can adversely affect your plants.
- Only fertilize your plants once every two or three weeks. If you fertilize more than that, the salts can build up in the roots of the plants, which can kill your lawn.