It has long been known for its beneficial properties, the onion peel is widely used for a vegetable garden or garden. The use of decoctions and infusions of it helps to get a higher yield. They saturate the soil with substances necessary for plant growth, and also serve as a natural fungicide, protecting the planting from insect pests.
Composition and useful properties
Onion peel contains various mineral and biologically active substances. They nourish, tone up plants, save them from many diseases and pest damage. A well-proven fertilizer is onion peel for a vegetable garden or garden. Its use in this quality is due to anti-inflammatory, immunostimulating and regenerative properties. It is worth considering in more detail some of the organic elements that make up the onion shell:
- Carotene. The life-giving force of this substance has long been known. It is believed that the source of it is carrots, however, there is a lot of carotene in onion peel. It is a powerful antioxidant for most plants. It helps to nurse seedlings, increases the resistance of garden and garden crops to various diseases. They are recommended to process balcony flowers growing in conditions of high gas content. In addition, carotene is a natural immunostimulant that suppresses the formation of free radicals. It destroys all harmful microorganisms, including fungus and rot.
- Phytoncides This is a biologically active element of onion, which is mainly concentrated in its superficial scales. In any plant phytoncides are part of the protective complex. But onion peel is especially rich in them. For a vegetable garden or a garden, its use is largely due to the presence of this substance in large quantities. Phytoncides are effective against all harmful bacteria and fungi.
- Vitamins of group B. Their high content is explained by the healing effect of onions. Vitamins from this group saturate infusions made from husk with beneficial properties. Experienced gardeners water their young seedlings, as a result of which their growth is accelerated, the leaves and stems become stronger, and root rot does not frighten such plants.
- Nicotinic acid (vitamins of the PP group). It is a necessary component for the complete processing of nitrogen and sulfur. From this process depends on the development of the plant at any stage. Most of the oxidative reactions in living cells cannot do without nicotinamide. The presence of this substance helps to improve rooting, which is especially important when growing crops on heavy soils.
Onion peel for growing tomatoes
This natural material is indispensable for tomatoes. Onions protects them from various types of rot, strengthens the stems, reducing their fragility. In addition, it tones the plant, contributing to a higher yield. Onion peel as a fertilizer for tomatoes is first used within a few days after planting the seedlings. The infusion of it is prepared as follows: the husk is poured with boiling water (2 liters of raw material 1 liter of water) and put in a cool place for two days. Then the filtered solution is diluted with clean water (1: 3) and 0.5 liters are poured into the near-stem hole of each young bush. For plants older than 1 month, a greater amount of infusion is required - up to 1.5 liters. Within a few days after such irrigation, the tomato bushes become stronger, there are no yellow leaves on them. The second feeding is carried out during the flowering period.
Watering the tomatoes with an infusion of onion peel is recommended in the evening. Immediately after this, the plant does not require abundant watering, it can be transferred to another day.
Onion peel for growing cucumbers
Gourds at any stage of their growth are prone to rot. Therefore, their treatment is recommended for the season repeatedly. The solution is prepared in the same way as for watering tomatoes. With the help of a sprayer or an ordinary herbal broom, cucumber leaves are treated with the extract. This helps prevent early yellowing of leaves and the appearance of other pathological processes.
Onion peel is also used as a fertilizer. In case of spring digging of beds, it is introduced into the soil at the rate of 3 liters per 1 square meter. m
When planting cucumbers often used onion peel. Fertilizer seedlings its strong decoction protects seedlings from mold and fungal diseases.
Aqueous extract of onion peel significantly improves the structure of the soil, enriching it with nutrients and trace elements. Top dressing is performed by watering the plants with a specially prepared infusion. This will require 1 liter of onion scales and 8 liters of boiling water. Pour raw water with water, the container is left for a day, closed with a lid. After that, the process is diluted with water (1: 5) and used for irrigation. This infusion is able to compensate for the nutrient deficiency, which is often indicated by the yellowed leaves of plants.
Vitamins contained in onion peel, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, boron and other elements not only help to get rid of various diseases, but also increase resistance against them. Therefore, with a preventive purpose, onion peel is no less important for a vegetable garden or garden. The use of its infusions and decoctions is recommended for the cultivation of almost all garden crops - potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, peppers, etc. Obtaining such feeding at an early stage of growth, plants bear fruit much longer.
What diseases are onion peels effective against?
One of the most serious diseases threatening seedlings is the black leg. To combat it today there is a huge selection of various chemicals. But to get rid of this scourge is quite possible with the help of a decoction of onion peel. Its advantage is that it is environmentally friendly, natural and completely safe for health remedy. It allows you to effectively cope with the infection without any chemicals. It is possible to prevent its occurrence simply by adding onion peel to the soil.
Downy mildew is a common disease that affects planting cucumbers most often. It can manifest itself at any stage of growth - from the moment of the formation of the first leaflets to the ripening of fruits. It is recommended to carry out preventive treatment of planting infusion of onion peel, and always with the first signs of infection. It is also necessary to re-spray every 5 days.
Against a disease such as bacteriosis of radish or cabbage, apply an infusion of onion peel. Having noticed the first symptoms of this disease, it is necessary to immediately carry out spraying in the form of a real shower.
Bacterial cancer that threatens planting tomatoes can also be prevented with onion peel infusion. Plants they are not only sprayed, but also watered, which also serves as an excellent feeding.
Onion Husk against Pests
In its effectiveness in the fight against insects, this product is not inferior to chemical plant protection products. There are no nitrates in its composition, it is absolutely safe and when used, it saturates the soil with useful substances.
Gardeners have long used onion peel from aphids, spider mites, codling moths, earworms and other pests. It does not have any negative effect on the formation of fruits. The plants are sprayed with concentrated broth prepared from one bucket of onion peel, several pieces of soap and two buckets of water. Raw materials are poured with boiling water, allowed to brew, then filtered and add soap shavings, mixing thoroughly until it is completely dissolved. Spraying is carried out repeatedly - every week. It is recommended to pour out the remains of means under a root - it will help to get rid of the wreckers which are in the soil.
Onion peel from spider mite is used as follows: 1 liter of raw material is poured with two liters of warm water and infused for two days. Strained solution is ready for use. It is half diluted with water and a few drops of liquid soap are added.
Onion peel from the Colorado potato beetle, moth, aphids in the form of decoction is quite effective. Preparing the tool quickly. This will require 3 handfuls of onion scales, which are poured with water, put on the stove and brought to a boil. Then over low heat, stand for another 5 minutes, allow to infuse, and after 4 hours, the decoction can be used to process plants, diluting in water (2 liters of money per bucket).
Onion peel contains quartzetin - a very bitter-tasting substance. In each grade, its quantity is different, therefore there are no clear and strict dosages in the preparation of decoctions and infusions. It is recommended to dilute them with water as long as there is a bitter taste.
All preparations made from onion peel are not intended for long-term storage in a warm room. It is better to use them immediately, during the day.
The remains of onion peel contain a large amount of nutrients. After cooking broths, they can prikopat under fruit trees or shrubs.
Application for indoor plants
Not only in the garden, but also at home onion peel come in handy. With its help perform fertilizer colors. Onion peel for this you need only 1 cup. It is poured over two liters of water and brought to a boil. A few minutes still kept on low heat and, after cooling, used for watering. It is not necessary to strain it - particles of onion peel that have fallen into the soil will enrich it with useful substances.
This fertilizer is not suitable only for cacti, aloe, ficus and other indoor plants with fleshy leaves. They may react to a slower growth of onion feeding.
When preparing food for poultry and cattle, it is recommended to add a little broth or infusion of onion peel there. It will be to their advantage.
Husk of onion has long been used as a natural dye - in confectionery, cooking.
The healing effects of this product are widely known. From the husk are preparing various means with therapeutic effect.
The benefits of onion peel for the garden
Usually, after peeling the onion from the top layer (peel), it is thrown away as having no practical value. But experienced gardeners know that it can be used as a fertilizer and as a potent remedy for diseases and pests at the dacha. The use of onion peel for the garden and garden is due to the fact that it consists of:
- vitamins (groups B, E, PP), stimulate the processes of photosynthesis, growth and development of plants,
- carotene (“progenitor” of vitamin A),
- phytoncides (antibacterial substances that destroy pathogenic microorganisms - pathogens of various diseases).
These biologically active substances in the complex have the following effects on plants:
- as fertilizer and top dressing,
- as a mulching material,
- increased disease and pest resistance
- fight against bacterial and viral diseases,
- pest control.
Such universality of use makes onion peeling an indispensable tool not only in the country, but also in indoor floriculture.
Benefits of using
The main advantages of using onion scales in the garden and garden include:
- It has a complex positive impact on the growth and development of plants.
- Ecological safety (absolutely harmless to humans, plants and animals).
- Efficiency (in fact, onion peeling refers to food waste).
- Easy to prepare and use.
Dry husk and its application
Dry onion peel is used as a fertilizer for plants, as well as a mulching material. This is the easiest way to use it, you only need to dry and collect the husks in special bags or containers.
Onion peel fertilizer is applied in spring or autumn when digging beds. Also feeding plants of onion peel is carried out when planting seedlings - a handful is added to each planting well.
As mulch, the onion peel is simply scattered around the plants, having been ground a little beforehand. As a result, there is a triple effect - feeding, disinfection and mulching.
The use of infusion of onion peel in the garden
Use onion peel in the garden can also be used as an infusion.
Preparation of infusion of peel skin does not provide for heat treatment, but it will take much longer to prepare it than usual. There are several options for making infusions of various concentrations.
Option 1. The onion peel is poured with water warmed to 40 - 45 degrees Celsius and infused in a tightly closed container from 15 to 20 hours, placed in a dark warm place.
Option 2. On a liter of water at room temperature take 20 g of husk and insist day in the dark.
Option 3 (for pest control). To prepare such an infusion, it is necessary to pour onion peels with warm water and infuse for 3–5 days. The ratio of ingredients is 1: 2 (1 part husk to 2 parts water).
It is believed that the infusion is much more effective than decoction, because over a period of 1 to 5 days most of the beneficial substances will pass into the water, the solution is more concentrated and acts much faster.
The infusion is effective when used as an organic fertilizer. It can be used for almost all vegetable, fruit and berry crops, for example:
- for cabbage,
- fruit trees,
- sweet pepper.
Onion peel is also suitable for cucumbers in the greenhouse, as in this case it will also prevent the reproduction of pathogenic microflora - the eternal problem of growing crops in greenhouses, and cucumbers suffer in the first place. Also onion brew is an effective fertilizer for tomatoes. You need to water the plants at the root, the consumption of working fluid is 1 l per each. You can use the infusion of onion peel for spraying, it is carried out until the leaf is completely wetted. This procedure will accelerate flowering and will stimulate the formation of many ovaries on the bushes of tomatoes.
You can also use infusion for seedlings. It is noticed that its watering favorably affects the growth and development of young seedlings of all cultures, as it not only feeds, but also protects plants from bacterial and viral infections, such as:
- various types of rot - gray, black, etc.),
- powdery mildew,
- bacterioses of different species
- pathogens of tuberculosis.
Sometimes an infusion of onion peel and its use in the garden help pest control, in which case it is prepared according to option 3 and added with household (shavings) or green potassium soap for better adhesion of the working solution (approximately 1 tablespoon).
Pest Control Broth
You can also use onion peel in your garden in the form of a decoction.
Its preparation differs from the preparation of infusion in that a mixture of water and onion peel is taken in different proportions and brought to a boil. In this case, the time of infusion is significantly reduced and ranges from 3 to 5 hours.
Option 1. Place 2 full handfuls of onion peels in water (10 l) and bring to a boil (boil no more than 5 minutes). Insist at least 4 hours.
Option 2 (concentrated). Onion scales pour hot water in the ratio 1: 2, boil and soak for 2 days.
In addition to the fact that it is possible to water the onion peel of a plant in a vegetable garden for additional feeding, its decoction is also used as a natural insecticide in the fight against such harmful insects as:
- various types of aphids
- spider mite,
- flea species
- Colorado beetle.
From aphids and other pests of the garden and garden should be spraying onion peel, decoction, prepared according to the above methods, with the addition of household or green soap. It is necessary to process all infected plants and those that grow in the neighborhood. The most convenient way to use a garden sprayer. The main advantage over the use of chemicals is that during the procedure it is not necessary to protect the respiratory tract, face, etc., since the working solution is absolutely safe for humans.
Use for indoor plants
In addition to the above options for using the skin of onions in the garden and garden, it is worth noting its effectiveness when used in indoor floriculture. Broth carry out decontamination of soil for flowers, which allows you to save its structure and chemical composition, but at the same time destroy all pathogens and larvae of pests of flowers. You can also spray on the sheet. This feeding best stimulates the growth of green mass of indoor flowers and the formation of buds.
There is a slight difference in the proportions and preparation of the decoction: on a handful of onion peels, take 1.5 liters of water, bring to a boil and boil for 7 minutes. После этого нужно дать отвару остыть и процедить его перед использованием.
In conclusion, it is worth noting that the rind differs favorably from onions precisely by its universality and safety of application. Onion peel is used as a fertilizer for plants, as a broad-spectrum insecticide and as a means of combating pathogenic microflora in the summer cottage.
The composition of onion peel
Not only the onion itself, but also the onion peel has a number of useful substances that are useful for plants.
The composition of the peel includes:
- Vitamins of the PP group. It promotes the growth of the root system, accelerates the processing of carbon dioxide.
- Vitamins of group B. Provides protection from decay, accelerates the growth of young shoots.
- Carotene. Acts as a strong antioxidant. It has a positive effect on seedlings and provides a green mass in low light and oxygen.
- Phytoncides Strengthen resistance to fungi, mold and harmful bacteria.
- Vitamin C. Increases resistance to disease.
- A number of useful salts. They have a nourishing and regenerating effect.
- Quercetin. Promotes plant growth, enhances the protective function of diseases.
All these and a number of other beneficial trace elements have a beneficial effect on plant growth and health.
The effect of onion peel on different plants is diverse. So, for example, radishes and other root vegetables due to decoction and dressing from the husk will be protected from bacteriosis. Tomato remedy based on onion peeling will bring protection from rotting and high yields. And cucumbers will get rid of early yellowing and attack of aphids.
With such a rich composition, onion peel is an indispensable type of fertilizer. Especially fertilized with a decoction of the husk recommended cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, as well as potatoes. In general, such infusions can be used for any garden and garden crops, and even indoor plants.
In addition to the positive effect on the plant itself, onion waste decoction perfectly protects crops from such pests:
- Spider mite
- Colorado beetle.
- Kapustnitsa and others.
Broth to combat spider mite
For cooking broth It is necessary to take 2 liters of warm water, 1 liter of dry onion peel. Everything is stirred and boiled for about 3 minutes. After the time, the broth is covered with a lid and insist 3 days in a dark place.
After filtering and use for spraying plants. Before use, the broth must be diluted with water in proportions of 2: 2.
It is worth noting that this infusion can be processed not only affected garden crops, but also all the plants that grow on the site.
This is a universal remedy. suitable for all pest controlthat can live on the plot.
To cook the broth you need to take 1 cup of boiling water and pour 2 cups of husk. The resulting mixture insist 3-4 days. Then strain and add the soap solution with the calculation of 2: 1.
This infusion is used not only to combat insects, but also it is effective for prevention. Plants are treated every evening for three days.
Thanks to plant nutrition with onion extract, the harvest will be not only abundant, but also durable.
To prepare the infusion for fertilizer take 1 liter of dry onion peel and pour 8 liters of boiling water. Cover tightly and insist for at least 24 hours in a dark place. After the time, the broth is filtered and diluted with water in proportions of 1: 5. This infusion is watered on the plants, thereby enriching the soil with essential microelements for growth and fruiting.
The same broth is an indispensable feed for seedlings during the period of active growth.
Florists also should look at the broths of the onion peel. Along with garden crops, the husk has a positive effect on the growth and flowering of houseplants, and also protects them from pests.
For fertilizing and spraying flowers use the following tool:
- 2 liters of water
- 200 grams of onion peel.
Everything is stirred and brought to a boil. Next, simmer for 10 minutes. After tightly covered and allowed to cool.
For irrigation use 50-100 grams of broth. For spraying take the amount of funds that is necessary for all the flowers in the room.
In addition to the preparation of decoctions and infusions, apply onion peel and for mulching the soil. In this form, it not only saturates the soil with microelements, but also naturally controls the level of moisture in the beds. There are two ways to use husks for mulching..
- To prepare the mulch, select a smooth peel without lesions. Evenly razzhajut on the newspaper and dried. You can dry the husk like in the sun, just like using an oven or a microwave. Further, during the digging period of the vegetable garden before planting, the soil is loosened together with the onion peel, and after a few days they carry out a planned planting.
- Prepared in the manner described above, the onion peel is spread on the surface of the bed around the plants. In particular, such a mulch will be indispensable in the beds of strawberries, strawberries and other berries.
It is worth noting that after straining broths, the remaining peel should not be thrown away. It can also be used as mulch in any of the following ways.
Onion Husk to Preserve Harvest
In addition to the methods described, onion peel is used to save the crop in winter.
Before the roots are put into storage in the basement, they can be treated with onion peeling. Antibacterial substances for which such a decoction is rich will help prevent rotting of root crops and preserve their fresh appearance for a long time.
For long-term storage of fruits and vegetables, you can also use onion peel. It is enough to sprinkle the harvest with crushed peel or, mixed with fruit, folded into bags. Thus, the husk will prevent rotting and mold development.
Cooking decoctions of onion peel for a garden or garden, the application for indoor plants is not difficult, even for beginners summer residents. Spend just an hour of your time on such a useful "treat", and plants will give you a rich harvest and long flowering.
The benefits of onion peel in the garden
With the onset of the warm months, all summer residents and gardeners begin a hot time and almost in the literal sense of the word. During this period, there will be a lot of affairs and concerns, and the most pressing things are planting, pest control, fertilizing, and so on.
In this regard, for many amateur gardeners, the search for tips and tricks on caring for their own green areas in the garden, in the garden and in the apartment can be urgent.
A beginner may ask - what's the use of onion peel for the garden, vegetable garden and houseplants? In this case, it is worth highlighting its main useful properties and characteristics:
- Onion Husk Broth and the dry raw materials themselves are excellent, and, most importantly, natural fertilizer that feeds the plants themselves, without harming them, unlike chemical compounds.
- The presence of coloring pigment - quartcetin, gives onion peel bactericidal properties, when the decoction from it helps to remove all pathogens in the soil and disease-causing organisms.
- Also, the husk itself improves the soil structure itself, making it more loose and airy, nutrient-rich.
- Onion peels and decoctions prepared from it cope with the pests of the garden and indoor plants - mites and aphids, honeydew and powdery mildew.
- The infusion of onion peel helps to regenerate the plants and as a result, even diseased plants affected by pests or weakened due to a lack of vitamins will grow as they say "like yeast."
In this case, tincture made from onion peel helps to remove aphids and spider mites from vegetables, fruits and any greens and flowers. Along with this, it has been successfully used to combat apple sucker and mite, which infects strawberry bushes, plant bug, and voracious caterpillars.
Variants of cooking infusion of onion peel.It is easy to prepare and in this case there are 3 options:
- 250 gr. Onion peels pour 10 liters of water, cold, insist 4 days and, after filtering, spray the plants with it. To completely remove all pests - the procedure is repeated 3 times with an interval of 5 days.
- Fill a regular bucket with half of the onion husk and top up with hot water for 12 hours, covered with a lid. After filtering and diluted with clean water in equal proportions - this solution is sprayed with all the affected green spaces.
- The fastest option - 7 gr. Husks are mixed with 12 gr. chopped onion steamed 1 l. boiling water and allow to stand for about 7 hours in a closed container - filtered and immediately used for processing plants.
Fight against downy mildew and infectious diseases through husks
Such a plant disease, like downy mildew, affects mostly cucumber beds and appears at all stages of growth and development. But for the most part, it hits cucumbers in July-August, during the peak of fruiting.
The infusion itself, prepared from a selection of the above recipes, will help to overcome an infectious disease. - it can be used both in the process of struggle, and by processing cucumbers in advance, for preventive purposes, by carrying out procedures once a week.
Along with this, the presented tincture helps not only in the care of cucumbers, but also is a proven remedy for the bacteriosis of vegetable crops such as cabbage and radish. At the first manifestations of the disease, such as yellowing, the appearance of black veins on the plant - all the affected specimens are treated with ready-made infusion.
Also presented will be an improvised souls for tomatoes - it eliminates not only all diseases, but also acts as an excellent feeding for him.
We fertilize the garden, garden and houseplants
Many experienced gardeners have noticed on personal experience that the use of tincture not only nourishes the soil with a full-fledged complex of macro- and microelements, but also improves its structure each time.
Preparing such an infusion is simple - take 8 liters per liter jar of husk. boiling water, steamed and allowed to infuse for a day.
Further, the infusion is to strain and dilute with clean water in the ratio of 1 part of the infusion and 5 - pure water. It can be successfully applied to the spraying of plants and for its fertilizer, with both garden vegetables and fruits, and indoor plants.
Onion peel actives
Before preparing the tincture, it is desirable to make sure what is the onion peel, than is useful for the vegetable garden. The composition includes:
- Phytoncides They are concentrated with cleansing and resist fungal spores, bacteria. May be useful and other plants. These are invisible to the eye substances that are contained in the essential oil.
- Carotene. Natural antioxidant. It is believed that carrot contains most of all carrots, but it is also plenty in onions. Useful substance for seedlings. With a lack of immunity in plants helps to keep leaves and flowers intact, to prevent the fall of buds.
- Plants need vitamins to fully develop and accumulate useful substances in fruits. Vitamins of group B contribute fully to this - just as in the human body.
- Infusion of onion peel is used in the garden as phosphate fertilizer, which contributes to the growth of the root system. With well-developed roots of the plant is well absorbed by nitrogen and potassium. Phosphorus is especially useful on clay soils.
- Flavonoids - affect the activity of enzymes that contribute to the ripening of fruits and improve their taste.
- Trace elementswith a lack of which the plants are stunted and prone to disease.
In addition to garden crops, onion husks as fertilizer are used for indoor decorative flowers.
The advantages of dressings with onion peeling
Onion Husk for the garden - application:
- from diseases and pests
- for mulching,
- for compost,
- to improve the safety of fruits in the winter,
- after frost, to restore the vitality of plants,
- to disinfect the soil before planting seeds in pots,
- as a nutritious blend of vitamins and trace elements.
How to use:
- for watering in the form of a liquid infusion,
- dry substance for entering into the soil under the root,
- foliar way - also in the form of tincture.
Used as a preventive measure and as a medicine for plants against bacterial damage.
Need to collect the dry matter, untouched by mold. Store until spring in a cool, ventilated place in a cotton bag. It is necessary to use cleaning from red volatile bulbs - in them most of all volatile production and bactericidal substances.
Fertilizer is cheap - almost free, but able to increase yield by 30% - This is what gardeners write, who regularly apply this dressing on their plots. There is no risk to exceed the desired concentration and harm the leaves, suitable for young and adult plants.
What plants can be watered onion peel infusion
Tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, peppers are especially popular with onion food. Respond well to spraying infusion of home plants, on which parasites in the form of aphids, spider mites were bred.
Such plants most often die because care takes time and knowledge. Spraying the leaves and soil under the flower is a matter of five minutes. But after a couple of days, the green pet will begin to revive, as it will stop being disturbed by insects sucking vital juices.
How to use onion peel as a fertilizer
In order for the young seedlings to be protected from the spores of the fungus, in preparing the soil, a small amount of crushed bulbous cleansing should be put into the ground. Decomposing, the substances will feed the roots and release the active substances - phytoncides that prevent the outbreak of diseases.
If the leaves began to turn yellow on vegetable seedlings, then this is a sign of a deficiency of nitrogen or iron. This happens in the spring when the temperature is unstable and at night falls below 15 degrees. Soil microorganisms in such conditions cease to process organic matter and minerals, so the plants may temporarily receive less nutrients.
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Both elements — nitrogen and iron — are in the composition of the husk. Need to cook nutrient solution, in which you can add granular mineral fertilizers, but quite a bit - half a teaspoon. For this take:
- boil the husk in 1 liter of water for 5-7 minutes,
- cool and let stand 1 - 2 hours,
A warm infusion should be poured into a spray bottle and sprayed on the seedlings, and also a part of it should be poured into the soil under the plants.
Top dressing of cucumbers
It is possible to spray cucumbers every week, because cucumber tops are susceptible to fungal diseases at all stages of growth.
Tincture for cucumbers is prepared in the following proportions:
- 2 glasses husks
- 2 liters boiling water.
Brew cleaning and leave for 2 days. Further diluteclean water in a ratio of 1: 2.
In a dry form, it is not recommended to make a substance under cucumbers, as it is noticed that it transfers its taste to the fruits and they start to taste bitter.
For cucumbers in the greenhouse onion peel is also used for preventive fertilizing. It is impossible to overgrow the leaves with natural tincture, therefore, at the first signs of nitrogen or phosphorus starvation, you can immediately apply the husk, while introducing mineral mixtures into the soil.
The advantage of onions over mineral fertilizers is that the nutrients get into the tissues of the plant faster. Mineral mixtures will take at least two days to decompose to a state in which the root system can absorb them.
Top dressing of tomatoes
Common diseases of tomatoes are gray and black rot, as well as “black leg”. Nutrients help to strengthen the stem, increase turgor. You can start feeding tomatoes at the stage of growing seedlings. Before planting in the ground for a week, spray the infusion of onion peel, the preparation of which is similar to infusion for cucumbers.
After transplantation into the open ground, it is possible to fertilize plants no earlier than two weeks, because the root system must take root and adapt. Natural onion-based fertilizer will be the most gentle and safe.
The method of feeding tomatoes onion peel in open ground - the root. Nutritional infusion of young plants under the age of 1 month you need ½ liter, over a month - 1 liter. The liquid must be warm for the roots to begin to rot. If after making mineral dressings, the ground must be watered, then the onion extract does not require additional soil moistening.
Useful properties of onion peeling for a vegetable garden or garden
This raw material for the preparation of nutritional formulations contains a record amount of minerals and an extensive range of vitamins. Nutrient formulations based on onion peel strengthen the plants, protect against the appearance of insects and also various diseases.
As part of a lot:
- Carotene, which is the most powerful antioxidant for the garden.
- Phytoncid protecting plants from bacteria and insects.
- Vitamins B, especially the desired seedlings.
- Vitamins PP, improves rooting.
These are the main trace elements that are contained in onion-based formulations very much. But in the composition there are many other useful substances that help vegetables, berries and trees to be strong and bear fruit well.
What diseases are onion peeling effective against?
Использование луковой шелухи способствует надежной защите участка от многих, порой уничтожающих растение болезней. When growing seedlings young plants very often affects the black leg. In the gardening shops there is a huge selection of poisonous, very dangerous chemicals for dealing with the leg, but many gardeners prefer natural remedies. To prevent the appearance of the legs is very simple - before sowing seeds into the soil, ground shredded cleanings are embedded.
A very dangerous cucumber disease is false dew. Disease can manifest itself at any stage of plant development. In preventive measures, it is necessary to spray the planting with a decoction of the husk after 5 days.
Against a disease such as bacteriosis, it is recommended to spray radish with infusion. Sprayed very richly, a real shower.
Planting tomatoes threatened with cancer, which can be prevented by spraying and pouring bushes infusion cleanings. It also serves as an excellent feeding of tomatoes.
It is very effective to use onion peeling against insects attacking the garden. The composition of the raw materials lacks nitrates, which makes it absolutely safe.
Cleaning can be used against aphids, spider mites, moths, earwigs and other insect pests. Broths on fruit ripening do not have any negative effect.
Trees, berries, vegetables are sprayed with a concentrated composition prepared from 10 liters of cleaning, 3 pieces of household 72% soap and 2 buckets of water. Cleaning pour boiling water, insist a few hours, and then filter and add the prepared chips of soap. Spraying spend the entire season. Residues can be drained under the root to get rid of insects living in the soil.
Infusion of onion peel against the mite is used as follows: 1 kg of raw material is filled with 2 liters of tepid water and infused for 2 days. Strained infusion generously sprayed the plants, adding a little bit of any liquid soap.
Use the product and to fight against the colorado and against aphids in the form of a decoction. You need 3 handfuls of husk pour 3 liters of water and boil for 5 minutes. After 4 hours, a decoction of onion peelings can be taken for processing by diluting 1 l in a bucket of water.
How to use decoction
Onion peel decoction is a more concentrated fertilizer that needs to be properly used.
For the preparation of 5-6 full handfuls of husk pour 3 liters of lukewarm water and boil for 5 minutes. The decoction should be infused under the lid for several hours. The result is a concentrate that needs to be filtered.
The resulting broth is diluted 1: 5 with water and poured with it, or sprayed with culture.
Onion peeling in natural form
The beneficial properties of the onion peel for the garden, berries and garden are very wide, and the product can even be used in its raw form. The husk must be applied immediately to the soil as a fertilizer.
When preparing soil mixtures for sowing vegetable seedlings, it is useful to add a couple of handfuls of raw materials to enrich the soil.
When planting cucumbers or tomatoes, a little husk is added to each well, which provides nutrition to the root system.
When digging the site in the spring or autumn, also make onion peeling.
Otherwise, such a fertilizer has only advantages, namely:
- Pest control without the use of potent poisons, hazardous to health.
- Treatment of diseases without the use of chemicals.
- Prevention of the appearance of diseases of vegetables, berries and berries and fruits without the use of hazardous substances.
- Cleaning is used for compost.
- Fruited with onion peel vegetables and fruits have a higher keeping quality and are well stored in the winter.
- A plant that is fed up with cleansing is easier to tolerate changes in air temperature.
- Onion peeling contains a huge amount of minerals and vitamins.
- You do not have to pay for fertilizer, because it remains after processing onions in the kitchen for cooking.
Try not to throw away the cleaning, and collect them to use for dressing and treatment of plants in the garden. You will notice at the end of the season that the harvest has become higher.
How to apply onion peel for indoor plants
Feeding household green pets with such improvised liquid fertilizer will help to revive them right before our eyes - they grow better and faster from such feed, they suffer less from pests and diseases.
Preparing such an infusion is also simple - it is enough to steam a large handful of husk in one and a half liters of water and bring to the boil, boil it for about 5–6 minutes. After cooling broth, and voila - you can “feed” indoor flowers and plants, while simultaneously spraying them, supplying them with the necessary vitamins and fighting pests.
When feeding and processing houseplants, as well as garden plants, it should be remembered - for each regular procedure you need to prepare a fresh infusion. It makes no sense to store a previously prepared infusion for a long time - all the useful components from it evaporate, and with time it gets rotten.
For those who are too lazy to cook something tricky, do not bother with the broth - just add the husk itself to the earthy mixture and so you will achieve that all the useful components will immediately go to the ground. If you do so - water the plant with warm water, the temperature of which is no more than room temperature, about 27–29 degrees.
How to treat plants with infusion of husk and at what interval
At the very beginning it is worth saying that it is recommended to use the decoction on the day of its preparation, when it was already infused according to the preparation recipe, for 4–6 hours. If you overdo it and not use it for a long time, having stocked up in reserve - it simply suffocates and will not benefit the plant.
Harvest husk for its use in the garden, in the broth stands with a healthy bulb, it is advisable to choose a bright color husk, with a maximum content of coloring pigment and it is such a raw material that is most useful.