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Sustainable plant manure
Although the type of fertiliser required varies depending on the plant and soil type, using organic plant feeds is often a good idea. This is because even though plants care less about the origins of the fertiliser than they do its contents, the benefits of organic are obvious. You can make your own organic fertiliser, thereby saving on money and packaging. Such fertilisers are also free from questionable ingredients and are also ideal soil-improvers thanks to their organic by-products. When suitably prepared, seemingly useless kitchen and garden waste can be turned into valuable fertiliser. Classics such as dried coffee granules, compost and horn shavings can be worked into the soil, where they decompose and gradually release nutrients.
Spraying pure plant power
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Pure nature: home-made plant protection
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Tea time for strong roses
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