It is impossible to imagine a house or apartment where there is no green vegetation in pots on the windowsill. Moreover, modern types and varieties of indoor flowers are the highlight of the interior of the room. But at one point, the plant begins to show that it lacks some vitamins and minerals. The leaves become lethargic, the petals of the buds fall off.
The root cause of poor plant health is the depletion of the soil composition. Many amateur flower growers, when such problems arise, go to a specialized boutique to buy chemical fertilizers and dressings. But the burnt-out flower growers go to the kitchen and take out various ingredients from the bins, from which decoctions and tinctures are prepared. But the best resuscitator is yeast . Let us consider in more detail how the feeding of flowers with yeast is carried out.
The proverb "grows by leaps and bounds" is known to any modern person. And if in everyday life we are talking about small children, then in the realities of flower growers this phrase is an explanation for yeast feeding. A properly prepared composition not only nourishes plants with useful substances, but also activates their growth, reduces the waiting time for flowering.
Yeast has many positive elements . For example, auxins and B vitamins are responsible for stimulating plant growth. This type of fungus is saturated with a sufficient amount of carbohydrates, proteins, iron. Cytokinins are responsible for regulating cell division.
The yeast variety of top dressing has the following benefits for pot plantations:
- the composition of this fertilizer is a source of bacteria important for the soil;
- not only plant growth is activated, but also the development of roots filled with strength and endurance;
- yeast fertilizer components are useful for plants propagating through seedlings;
- yeast dressing is ideal for foliar fertilization.
Yeast is a natural product with a biological basis, very useful for indoor plants. This culinary fertilizer contains fungi that activate the flower resource. Unfortunately, chemical additives do not possess such properties. The result of color restoration is visible the next day. And the plant will be able to get stronger and come to a normal state in 4 days after the first intake of the yeast medicine.
The benefits of this feeding cannot be measured by anything. Green spaces have to develop in limited conditions. Even in large and deep pots, the substrate cannot have a sufficient amount of useful elements, which is why indoor flowers have to be fertilized much more often than plants from a flower bed.
Do not forget that the soil mixture in flower pots is quickly depleted, so the plant does not receive the substances necessary for development, it becomes lethargic, faded, and loses its beauty. Yeast will help restore health to plants and even push them to bloom.
To prepare the fertilizer, you need raw yeast or dry concentrate. Fresh pressed yeast contains 70% water, which is why the product is stored in the refrigerator. High-quality yeast, which is not scary to give for fertilization, should have a uniform grayish or beige color. When squeezed, a good product should crack and not creep on your fingers. Without access to air, fresh yeast deteriorates, so keeping it in a tied bag or tightly closed container is not allowed.
Dry yeast is sold in every culinary department. They are presented in the form of small granules obtained in the production process of dehydration. Dry yeast contains only 8% moisture, so it makes no sense to store them in the refrigerator. After opening the sealed bag, the yeast must be consumed within 30 days. To activate the properties of dry yeast, it is necessary to carefully pour the granules into a glass of water so that the yeast remains on the surface of the liquid, and set the container aside for 15 minutes. Then carefully place until smooth.
What crops is it suitable for?
Amateurs and professionals in the cultivation of green vegetation are familiar with the characteristics and properties of yeast feeding . But not everyone knows which plants can be processed with yeast and which cannot, for example, indoor flowers. With regard to fungal feeding, home plantings growing in pots on the windowsill are not whimsical. On the contrary, they become stronger, stop hurting. This can be seen especially clearly in the example of petunia.
But not only flower growers have realized that yeast feeding is an excellent tool. Farmers and gardeners process vegetable seedlings, fertilize fruit trees, as well as strawberries and strawberries. Of course, yeast feeding is a full complex of vitamins and minerals, but it is not able to provide the maximum supply of useful microelements. Other types of fertilizers should be applied as an additional agent.
Bulbous and tuberous crops do not tolerate fungal fertilizers in the garden. With this feeding, onions, garlic and potatoes grow watery and tasteless.
Gardeners have come up with many artisanal recipes for feeding. However, on the best side, irrigation compositions based on the fermentation of starter cultures and extracts have proven themselves . The cost of yeast fertilizer does not cost much. You can purchase the necessary components for its creation at any grocery store. And the fertilizer preparation process itself takes no more than 5 minutes. Even a child can combine the required ingredients. For these reasons, yeast fertilizers have become widespread among beginners and professional flower growers.
It is only one thing to properly prepare top dressing and quite another to add a vitamin complex to the depleted soil so that the composition of the fertilizer will also affect the plant.
Undoubtedly, yeast fertilizers are very useful for domestic plants, since they do not contain chemical compounds. They contain only natural organic products. The main component of yeast feeding is fungi. They are able to penetrate into the most secluded places of plants and feed them with useful substances from different sides. For this reason, the plant very quickly returns to life and even begins to actively bloom.
The yeast solution is supposed to be used for rooting cuttings. Initially, they should be soaked in the prepared fertilizer for a day, and then rooted in sediment water. Thanks to this method, the rooting period of the plant is reduced, and the number of roots increases. Yeast-based feeding is widely used in the agricultural environment. It is used to feed seedlings of vegetable and horticultural crops such as strawberries.
Gardeners who constantly use the yeast feeding method have identified several golden rules that should be followed when caring for indoor plants, namely:
- yeast fungi lend themselves to reproduction in a wet environment at a temperature of about +50 degrees; for this reason, fertilizer should be applied to warm soil;
- fertilize the soil and plant only with fresh solution.
The introduction of the yeast fungus can be carried out directly into the soil composition or under the very root of the plant. The finished fertilizer can not only feed the flower, but also water the withering leaves with it. However, it is worth knowing some of the intricacies of proper watering of indoor plants. First, you should dilute the yeast with water in a ratio of 1 g. 5 liters. water. During the cold snap, the flowers are watered once a month, and with the arrival of heat - once every 10 days.
The presented method of yeast feeding is considered an ideal option for seedlings that need help. The root system of the seedlings is not yet developed. Accordingly, other fertilization methods will be inappropriate. Young flower crops get the necessary nutrients much faster through the leaves. After that, the plants gain strength, become more powerful.
For foliar feeding, a less concentrated yeast solution should be used. It is also ideal for feeding indoor plantings during the growing season. The most suitable time to saturate plants with useful microelements is evening. The sun is just setting, and its rays will not behave so aggressively with respect to fertilized crops.
The root method of the introduction of yeast fertilization must be applied during the period of the appearance of the first leaves and after a second dive. The same method of feeding will be appropriate for plants that have moved from temporary containers to permanent residence. But the most important thing is that root dressing must be applied during the appearance of inflorescences , when the buds are blooming. If the question concerns young seedlings or bushes, you must use half a liter of yeast solution in 1 hole. If yeast solution is needed for transplanting an adult plant, 2 liters of fungal liquid will be required for one flower.
Most homemade yeast fertilizer recipes use sugar. When mixed, this ingredient breaks down into fructose and glucose. There is no benefit from fructose, but it also does no harm. But already glucose is a stimulant to accelerate the interaction of nutrients. Do not forget that glucose is an important cell builder, but in combination with carbon dioxide . If there is none, the absorption of glucose does not occur, it simply settles in the soil composition. Pharmaceutical glucose can be used as an analogue of sugar. To dilute it, you must observe the proportions - 1 tablet per 1 liter. water.
Next, you are invited to get acquainted with several common and very effective recipes for yeast fertilizers, the ingredients for which can be found in every kitchen. It is worth adhering to the following algorithm of actions:
- in a deep container you need to dial 10 liters. water, add 10 g of dry yeast and 1 tbsp. l. Sahara; mix;
- let the solution brew for some time;
- after a specified period of time, pour out the required amount of liquid from the container;
- using ordinary clean water, the content of the taken liquid should be increased 5 times;
- the solution is ready.
There is another simple recipe, namely:
- first you need to take fresh yeast in a ratio of 1 g of product to 5 liters. water;
- heat the water a little, then add yeast into it;
- the prepared solution must be left for a day;
- add another 5 liters to the finished mass. clean water, mix and you can start watering.
Another recipe is known that requires a wider list of ingredients. You should adhere to such actions as:
- it is necessary to prepare 250 g of dry hop cones;
- pour them with a liter of water and put on a small fire; in this state, the cones are boiled for an hour;
- the boiled solution must be cooled; after it is worth adding 4 tbsp. l. flour mixed with 2 tbsp. l. Sahara;
- stir so that there are no lumps left;
- leave the container in a warm place for 48 hours;
- after the specified time, add 2 grated potatoes to the solution;
- mix the liquid with the new ingredient, and then start watering the seedlings.
Gardeners, flower growers and hobbyists who grow various crops know that compost is impossible to do without. Yeast as a unique component is an accelerator of decomposition of this mass useful for plants. The living fungi present in yeast contribute to the rapid overheating of organic matter. To speed up the maturation of the compost, it is better to use dry yeast . For them, it is necessary to make a sugar feed so that the fungi begin to multiply actively. Then the prepared mixture is poured into a compost pit.
The main thing is that the temperature is above +18 degrees, otherwise the fungi will not become active.
In the next video, you will learn how to make a yeast feed for indoor plants.