'Simple' three-ingredient homemade food can help boost your plant's health

Watering plants
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The folks at GardeningExpress.co.uk have shared some rather uncommon tips to keep your plants healthy and give them an added "boost". Chris Bonnett, a representative of the company, said: "Plants need a plethora of nutrients and a bit of care to survive."

He said: "Some fertilisers and repellents can be costly when bought, but nature has many of the answers if you have a little bit of time. If plants start to wither due to lack of proper nutrients, it can be quite disheartening especially for those who keep houseplants."

Now, according to the Express, Mr Bonnett said creating homemade plant food is a "simple and cost-effective way" to cater to your plants' needs. Among the items you can use to nourish and hydrate your plants is sparkling water, which boasts macronutrients including carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, potassium and sodium.

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Chris pointed out that these macronutrients are "beneficial" for garden plants. However, the top tips do not end there.

No, Mr Bonnett said that green tea, which is rich in iron, can be used for watering green plants. Chris suggested concocting a natural food formula which is not just a "much better idea" but also easier on the wallet.

Simply mix together one teaspoon of baking soda, one tablespoon of Epsom salts and half a teaspoon of ammonia with a gallon of water. Let the mixture dissolve for an hour or two before applying it to your plants to inspire healthy blooms.

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