Homemade Phosphorus Fertilizer

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Homemade phosphorus fertilizer is a great way to get the most out of a garden or orchard. There are quite a few recipes available, but this particular one is completely organic and very cost-effective to produce. The mixture will last for a number of years if it is kept dry.

Things You'll Need

  • Large plastic garbage can with snap-on lid
  • 4 lb. seed meal
  • 1 lb. dolomite lime
  • 1/2 lb. bone meal or 1 lb. soft rock phosphate
  • 1/2 lb. kelp meal
  • Gloves
  • Dust mask

Organic Homemade Phosphorus Fertilizer

  • Clean and dry the garbage can. Any contaminates or moisture will degrade the quality and shelf life of the mixture.

  • Put on a dusk mask and pour the ingredients into the garbage can.

  • Mix the ingredients together thoroughly. The best method is using gloved hands for initial mixing and then shaking and tossing the garbage can until the mixture is even.

  • Seal the garbage can with the snap-on lid.

  • Store in a cool, dry place until the fertilizer is needed.

Tips & Warnings

  • This recipe can be scaled by replacing the "pounds" with "parts." Securely fasten the garbage can lid to prevent moisture from ruing the stored fertilizer.

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