The best option for beginners and a very reliable one for everyone. Humus is an organic fertilizer made up of earthworm droppings, which recycle organic material from the soil.
Actually, humus should be mandatory in any cultivator’s land. It provides more than enough nitrogen, as well as other essential nutrients, and helps to maintain and create millions of microorganisms that give life to the earth.
Earthworm Humus Tea
If your substrate does not have humus, or not enough, it can be provided by making a “tea”.
- Fill a wide-mouthed container with water and let it sit for at least 24 hours.
- For every liter of water add 3-4 tablespoons of earthworm humus and stir well.
- Let stand again for 24 hours, stirring every so often.
And ready. Now it only remains to water the plants with our tea for the next few days. The interesting thing about humus is that it does not cause overfertilization, which can happen with purchased fertilizers, so there is no risk for beginners.
Keep in mind that the effects of nitrogen deficiency will take about 7 days to wear off, so be patient.