31 August 2020

How to make yeast fertilizer for indoor plants

By Christopher Brickell

I once talked at a flower forum with other participants. They were worried that their home flowers started to grow badly, and they were looking for a way to fix it. I suggested that they try to use yeast fertilizer to feed the plants, making sure that it would have a very good effect on the appearance of the flowers. Now i would like to share this very method with you and why it is considered so effective.

What is so useful about yeast fertilizer

yeast fertilizer

It turns out that yeast contains a lot of useful substances, for example, they have a lot of vitamin B. Well, it’s actually true that beer yeast is prescribed to people who lack this vitamin. Yeast still contains other substances, such as phytohormones, which have a positive effect on cell division.

By the way, the use of yeast fertilizer for plants was studied by some scientists.  They found that thanks to such fertilizers, that earth begins to come alive, it begins to develop yeast fungi, and they help enrich the soil with various substances that plants need. So yeast supplements for plants are as good as fertiliser bought at a flower shop.

How to make yeast fertilizer

houseplants Asplenium nidus, peperomia and fittonia in flowerpots

To make yeast fertilizer, you need to take about

  • 10 g of yeast,
  • in general 5 liters of water will require half a pack of baking yeast.
  • Add some sugar to the mixture at the rate of 1 tbsp per 1 liter of water.
  • If the usual yeast is not at hand, you can also take a dry yeast. In this case, to prepare the solution they will need 10 g per 10 liters of water and 30 g sugar.

yeast fertilizer

It is very important to use fresh yeast. If they are past due, you will not see the expected effect. Once the mixture has been prepared (it does not matter whether you have used regular yeast or dry), you should allow it to stand for a few hours. The resulting product is diluted with water in a ratio of 1:5 and then you can water the plants.

But very often you shouldn’t give that kind of food. Two treatments (in spring and summer, or when transplanting flowers) are sufficient. Unfortunately, calcium and potassium are involved in the fermentation process, so it is desirable to combine yeast fertilizer with ash fertilizer.