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While you can plant a seedling and watch it grow, give it a little water and it will likely feed you. Why would you ever be so cruel to the plants that are so good to you? Your plants are hungry for all sorts of sustenance and by naturally feeding plants you can provide them precisely the nutrients they require.
Remember, self-sufficiency is the key and you want to have a food for your plants that can be replicated. In this scenario, you have sustainable natural food for your plants.
Let’s talk about a few types below.
How You Can Start Naturally Feeding Plants
How many leaves and how much grass do we clip and rake each year. Whether you know it or not these are the base of any quality compost. From your leaves, grass, table scraps and time you will get an incredible food source for your plants.
Just keep that pile wet, covered and turn it every few days in the composter.
If we take a hint from the Native Americans we will realize the power in fish, too! If you are a fisherman this will benefit you even more. Fish can be buried directly in the garden. Not only that, their poop can be used for fertilizer!
Another tip that many people don’t use is the creek or river water. Bring your fish home in a bucket full of that river water and you will see tremendous growth.
There is a natural synergy between chickens and your garden. Having them around opens your garden up to all sorts of benefits. Of course, they will eat your garden to the roots if you leave them around it too long. Still, they can really help with garden pests, too.
They also drop precious manure all over the coop and it can be collected and composted as a superior feed for plants. The manure has to be composted first as it contains harmful salmonella bacteria.