How To Make Liquid Organic Fertilizer For Plants

The use of liquid fertilizer is now important due to the new systems of faring such as the hydroponic system. Fertilizer application is a very crucial way of increasing crop yield; not only the crops benefit, but the soil also benefits in case of organic fertilizer.

There are different methods of fertilizer application, depending on the prevailing condition. Broadcasting, band placement, foliar application, and top dressing are the common methods used in fertilizer application. They have been used and seen to be very effective over time.

However, various systems of farming have been discovered; we talk of hydroponic, greenhouse farming, etc. These are new developments in the realm of farming. A farmer needs to ensure he creates a system that complements new cultivation practices.

Most of the aforementioned methods of applying fertilizer are not applicable in the new systems of farming, like hydroponics. There is a need to create another system for feeding the crops adequate nutrients.

This quest led to the development of liquid fertilizers; it can also Tea fertilizer. It is an organic fertilizer that is rich in macro and micronutrients for crop growth. It is environmental compliance and safe to use. It is also cheap and the materials needed to prepare it are readily available.

Liquid fertilizer can be made from two main sources; plant and animal; they are easy to make and the steps involved in making any of these liquid fertilizers are very simple to carry out.

How to make liquid fertilizer from animal materials.

Animal liquid fertilizer can be made from farm animal waste or dung. You can use any of poultry, goat, and sheep or cattle dung to make tea fertilizer. You will need a big drum or tank to prepare your fertilizer; also, you need a permeable sack, a wooden rod, a long rope, and a large stone. Once these materials are ready you are almost there.

Sun-dry the animal manure and gather all in the permeable sack. Place the large stone in the sack with the manures. Fill the drum or tank with water, preferably to more than half of the tank.

Place the sack inside the tank with the rope tied to the top of the sack at one end and to the rod at the other end such that the rod serves as an anchor to suspend the sack in the tank with the aid of the rope. You can also cover the tank with a cloth or fly net to avoid unruly interference by flies. Stir the water every day for about 10 days.

By then, your liquid fertilizer is ready for use.

how to make liquid fertilizer

A = Cloth or fly net; B= Rod; C = Permeable sack; D = Stone; E = water; F = Rope

How to make liquid fertilizer with plant materials.

Plant liquid fertilizer is made from plant materials; you can use any plant for this purpose. You need the plant leaves, you can use more than one plant leaves say: grass-legume combination to have a mixture of nutrients. You need wood ash to supply minerals and also acts as a pest repellent. Other materials needed are permeable sack, long rope, wooden rod, tank, stone; as used in the animal liquid fertilizer procedure.

The process is the same as the animal source but you have to work on the leaves before adding to the sack. You are required to chop the leaves into fine pieces before adding to your sack. After adding the chopped leaves into the sack, add the wood ash and mix with the leaves vigorously for even distribution.

Add the stone inside the sack to prevent the sack from floating. Tight the top of the sack with the rope as done in the animal source; fill your tank with water and insert the sack in the water as directed in the animal liquid fertilizer. Cover with a cloth or fly net as directed above; stir every morning till about 10 days.

Then you have your plant liquid fertilizer made from plant materials.

How to Apply Liquid fertilizer to Plants

To apply any of the above liquid fertilizers on your crop, dilute the fertilizer with an equal volume of water and spray on your crops. If you have an irrigation system, it is perfect for you. These fertilizers can be used on any type of crop. It is non-toxic to plants or animals and cheap to use. It is perfect for organic farming as it contains no chemicals.


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  1. Adebiyi Muritala Abiola - April 19, 2019 Reply

    Good day,
    keep me posted on agriculture information.

  2. Lekan Ajibade - April 20, 2019 Reply

    Thanks for the good work.Application of liquid fertilizer on crop could burn the crop ( in case where the liquid fertilizer is deeply consented) I will rather suggest that the liquid fertilizer be applied to the roots of the crops for effective actions.

    • admin - April 20, 2019 Reply

      Thanks for your comment. That is why it should be diluted.

    • EMMANUEL DANSO - December 14, 2019 Reply

      I need more of this .

  3. Sola - April 20, 2019 Reply

    Thanks for these wonderful information.

  4. Eduard Estrella - April 21, 2019 Reply

    I used the same procedure as you post. The outcome of the vegetable production was very good. It is easy to follow the system for making the liquid fertilizer using the animal dung. more power.

    • admin - April 21, 2019 Reply

      Wow! I’m glad it worked awesomely fine

  5. Owusu-Aduomi - April 27, 2019 Reply

    Please can tea of poultry droppings be used as you’ve recommended in your post? I applied some dry ones and lost some of my vegetables and cocoa as well.

    • Agbabiaka Abdulquadri - April 27, 2019 Reply

      Yes. You can apply it but try to dilute it.

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  17. Marcel uche - July 19, 2019 Reply

    nice information thanks
    Please update me for any latest

  18. Amol k - July 23, 2019 Reply

    Resp sir for animal based liquid fertiliser prepration in how much quntity of water( in liters )should be taken and how much quantity of dry dung(in kilo) should be taken for good results pls

    • Agbabiaka Abdulquadri - July 23, 2019 Reply

      Hello, Add 1kg of manure to 10litres of water

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    Thanks for the information. God bless.

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  25. Adeoye - June 23, 2020 Reply

    I always enjoy your post is very educative for me although I am upcoming farmer but I read a lot of blogs online everyday to know more of farming.
    Thanks God bless you.
    Can this fertilizer be used for ugu farming, maize farm and vegetable farm?

    • Agbabiaka Abdulquadri - June 23, 2020 Reply

      Yes it will

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