We care for them with all our love, some of us even talk to them, but when our plants turn out yellow and limp, all our dedication seems in vain.
Then, we blame the heat, dehydration, and run to our trusted nurseryman to get advice on the best fertilizer on the market! For them, we are willing to invest, but what’s the point if right in the pantry we can find the perfect solution at 0 or nearly 0 cost?
Let’s take a step back and before we reveal the secret trick to reinvigorate our greenery, let’s see why it happens that plants turn yellow.
Usually, this phenomenon is due to a deficiency of iron, a mineral essential for chlorophyll photosynthesis, which is responsible for the transmission of oxygen and new sap from the roots to the extremities. This deficiency takes the technical name of ferric chlorosis, and it particularly affects roses and geraniums in the garden or on balconies, lemons, strawberries and tomatoes in the vegetable garden.
But with this simple method, you can quickly see your plants flourish again.
Curious? Let’s get started!
The most powerful fertilizer you can make against ferric chlorosis is inexpensive and super easy to prepare.
Get an organic lemon and a handful of nails, preferably rusty ones.
Pierce the rind of the citrus fruit, driving the nails through to the pulp; use at least a dozen. Place the fruit in a bowl and forget it for at least 2 days.
During this time, the iron will oxidize on contact with the citric acid in the juice and transfer to the inside of the fruit.
Take out all the nails, divide the fruit in half and squeeze it.
Now dilute it according to this proportion:
- juice, 0,004 pt
- water, 0,26 gal.
Once a month, water your plants with this solution and within a month you will see them reborn!
Brilliant, isn’t it?