Easy Plant Food Recipes with Three Ingredients or Less

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by on April 14, 2014

Easy Plant Food Recipes

Easy Plant Food Recipes with Three Ingredients or Less

Could your plants and flowers use a little pick me up? Are their colors looking a little drab, their leaves looking a tad wilted, and their blooms lacking that robust beauty you love? If so, it sounds like your plants are hungry for a snack, and the perfect plant food can do the trick. Giving your plants and flowers nutrient rich plant food can really help them look their best and bloom to their fullest potential. But where do you begin? Plant foods and fertilizers from your local garden center can be downright expensive, not to mention possibly dangerous to your children and pets. So what is the alternative? You can make your own! Think this sounds difficult? It doesn’t have to be at all. In fact, you can make your own plant food in just minutes and using items right from your own kitchen. Take a look below at seven easy plant food recipes with three ingredients or less that you can make right now!

Easy Plant Food Recipes with Three Ingredients or Less:

1. Easy Plant Brew: Coffee, water, and egg shells.
In a bowl, mix equal parts COLD coffee and water. Crush up egg shells into a powder (leftover from breakfast perhaps?) and stir them in the liquid. Pour at the base of your plants for a nutrient rich pick me up.

2. Egg Shell Elixir: Egg shells, water, glass jar.
Keep a glass jar in your kitchen filled with water. Crumble egg shells and toss them in as you collect them. Replace the lid. Allow to set for 7-10 days. The egg shells will break down and create a white sludge in the jar. Pour at the base of your plants and they will love you forever.

3. Gelatin Juice: Water, unflavored gelatin, mixing bowl
Give your plants a sip of gelatin juice and watch them grow. Pour one packet of unflavored gelatin into a bowl with 4 cups of warm water. Allow the gelatin to dissolve and then cool. Pour at the base of your plants and they will gobble it down.

4. Beer Booster: Regular beer, water, mixing bowl.
Pour a can of room temperature beer into a bowl. Mix with two cans of cool water. Store well. Pour at the base of your plants and see what a difference it makes.

5. Green Tea Goodness: 1 green teabag, water, gallon jug.
Cut up a green tea bag and place it in a gallon jug filled with water. Shake well and allow to set for a few hours. Pour the mixture at the base of your plants and see the green tea work its magic.

6. Beer Brew #2: Regular beer, Epsom salt, water
Mix one can of beer, 1 cup epsom salt, 3 cups water. You can place all of the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well. Spray directly on your plants or pour at the base for an instant pick me up.

7. Banana Boost: banana peel, Epsom salt, water.
Place the ingredients in a mixer or blender and blend until it is smooth. You can add additional water if needed. Pour the mixture at the base of your plants and let the nutrient rich peels work up some magic.

See how easy it is to feed your plants with just a few simple ingredients? Chances are you already own these ingredients and won’t even have to make a special trip out for them. These recipes are inexpensive, easy, and really do the trick. So now the only question is, which of the easy plant food recipes will you choose?


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  • Emily

    I didn’t know that you could just use water with egg shells – i usually just throw them away. I’ll definitely be giving that one a try.

  • Kristen @ My 3 Little Kittens

    I seriously had no idea you could use these plant food options!!!! We don’t have a yard, but hoping to one day and these will definitely come in handy! Thank you for sharing!!!!

  • Danielle

    What great ideas! I’ve been using coffee grounds in my garden forever but never thought to mix them with something else. Thanks for the tips!

  • kathleen kennedy leon

    Excellent ideas–I need to try this as I have a plant in my office that could certainly use a pick me up and I tried the store bought plant sticks already and didn’t see a difference. Thanks for sharing

  • Little Miss Kate

    I will have to get hubs to start saving the egg shells from this omelets so we can use them in the garden

  • You can ask Starbucks for coffee grounds, too, if you need extra :)

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