7 Best Homemade fertilizer for curry leaf plant


I just finished fertilizing and watering my curry leaf plants and to help my viewers thought of writing a blog post on it. In this post, we discuss Homemade fertilizer for the curry leaf plant ( which is easily available in-home). You can also consider the pinching method to increase the number of leaves, branches of the curry leaf plant. this will also help the plant to grow stronger.

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The best fertilizer for curry leaf plants is the buttermilk or diluted curd method. We need to wait until the soil is fully dry before applying fertilizer for better results. Mix well two teaspoons of sour curd into one gallon of water, pour them to the base of the curry leaves plant (apply weekly for better results).

I always apply this fertilizer every 15 days, once my plant reached in good size (around 4feet height) with the stronger base stem. otherwise, I apply every week for the good growth of the plant. pinch the newer tip of the plant where small leaves are growing, to strengthen the stem, and to get a good number of leaves.

If you want to get curry leaves plant more leaves and to make it stronger checkout here

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Fertilizer should be applied during spring for better results, don’t give plant fertilizer when it is in winter dormacy.

In winter it is possible that most of the leaves will be gone to know more about this check out here

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we will also see other fertilizer which can also be used for curry leaf plant in home.

1. Buttermilk as Fertilizer for curry leaf plant

This is one of the best fertilizer for curry leaf plant to apply at home and easily available. Butter milk / Diluted curd is one of the excellent way to apply fertilizer to plant. we need to apply this fertilizer when the soil is completely dry otherwise it won’t reach to full extent. apply less water to plant in dormant period (during winter season).

Buttermilk has too much nitrogen which the curry leaves plant needs and it makes soil acidic, which also loved by the curry leaf plant. It also contains bacteria which also not only increases soil bacteria levels, it also helps curry leaf plants fight against fungal infections like black spots, powdery mildew.

If you want to know how to solve black spot problem on curry leaf plant checkout below link

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There is also possible that your plant also suffering from powdery mildew (white spots on curry leaf plant) check out here for more information

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Now you understood why I use buttermilk as fertilizer for the curry leaf plants. Here are the steps you can follow to apply buttermilk fertilizer for curry leaf plants.

If your curry leaves plant leaves or stems are sticky then it might by suffering from scales checkout here to solve this

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How to use buttermilk for curry leaf plants?

Follow these steps to apply buttermilk fertilizer for curry leaf plant for good growth of plant.

Step 1: Mix well with two tablespoons of sour curd to one gallon of water.

Step 2: Wait until the soil of the curry leaf plant is fully dry.

Step 3: Pour the mixture into the base of the curry leaf plant.

Step4: Apply this weekly to get good results.

2. Asafoetida as Fertilizer for curry leaf plant

Asafoetida normally called hing in kitchen field. This fertilizer helps to generate new small leaves in plant. A there is no scientific research, Gardeners tend to use to this to get more leaves and they are also happy with results. For the better results apply this with butter milk method to get good results.

How to use Asafoetida for curry leaf plants?

Step 1: Prepare the Buttermilk mix method mentioned above.

Step 2: add 1/2 teas spoon of powdered Asafoetida into mixture.

Step 3: Mix well and pour the mixture to base of the curry leaf plant.

Step 4: check for soil dryness before applying mixture to plant.

2. Epsom salt as fertilizer for curry leaf plant

Epsom salt for curry leaf plant helps to get enough nutrients and goes well when you apply buttermilk fertilizer or any other fertilizer. we can say epsom salt is not alone fertilizer, we can give epsom salt with fertilizer to enhance the nutrients for the plant.

Epsom salt is easily available in house and common name is magnesium sulphate. It have Magnesium and sulphur in it.

Epsom salt helps the plant to increase the chlorophyll production and helps to restoring green leaves (If leaves are suffering from other problems, dry).

How to use Epsom salt for curry leaf plants?

Step 1: Mix well with two tablespoons of Epsom salt to one gallon of water.

Step 2: Wait until the soil of the curry leaf plant is fully dry.

Step 3: can also be applied as a spray to curry leaf plant or to leaves directly.

Step 4: Pour the mixture gently into the base of the curry leaf plant.

Step 5: Apply every month until early fall.

3. Tea powder as fertilizer for curry leaf plant

Used Tea powder is also one of the good fertilizers for curry leaf plants. After using Tea powder for making tea. you can apply that to the curry leaf plants to get good results. It has 4 % nitrogen along with phosphorus and other micronutrients that benefit the soil for plant growth.

How to use Tea powder as fertilizer for curry leaf plants?

Step 1: Don’t throw away after using Tea powder in the kitchen.

Step 2: Wash the Tea powder thoroughly before using it as fertilizer this is a must.

Step 3: Apply to the top layer of the soil without disturbing the roots in the soil.

Step 4: This can be applied every month to boost the curry leaf plant growth.

4. Rice water as fertilizer for curry leaf plant

This is one of the common kitchen waste found in every home, This can be perfect as the fertilizer for curry leaf plant. After you wash your rice left over water contains startches and even good minerals.

Can contains also macronutrients like NPK that help to grow curry leaf plant well. It is known that unpolished rice contains good rich in vitamin B. which may also stimulate the new growth of roots in the curry leaf plant.

How to use Rice water as fertilizer for curry leaf plants?

Step 1: When washing the rice in the kitchen, don’t waste the washed water, keep it for your curry leaf plant.

Step 2: Pour the stored water into the base of the curry leaf plant.

Step 3: You can also apply rice water instead of regular watering to the plant. This will surely help plants to grow faster and stronger.

5. Eggshells as fertilizer for curry leaf plant

This is one of the best fertilizer for curry leaf plant at home. The crushed egg shells are very rich in calcium and very important for any plant to provide nutrients for plant. Calcium makes the plant to grow vigorously and helps to grow good quantity and quality of green foilage in plants.

How to use Eggshells for curry leaf plants?

Step 1: Keep the two to three eggshells in the zip-lock package.

Step 2: Crush the eggshells to the smallest possible.

Step 3: Sprinkle the crushed eggshells on the soil of the curry leaf plant.

Step 4: Mix the top layer of the soil (1 inch) without damaging the roots of the curry leaf plant.

6. Cow Manure Fertilizer for curry leaf plant

Cow manure is one of the good fertilizer for any plant. It helps in creating good soil structure and texture. It also makes compact heavy clasy soil loose to easy penetration of root.

It also helps keep moisture content in potted plant.One thing we need to take care is it is properly baked or dehydrated before applying to any plant to protect from burning.

How to use Cow manure as fertilizer for curry leaf plants?

Step 1: Add a good amount (trowel full of) cow manure to potting soil for a medium-sized pot (14 inches). If it is a bigger pot add more quantity, if it is a smaller one add less quantity of cow manure.

Step2: Don’t apply for the plant which is less than one year old or less than 1-foot in height it may burn the plant.

Step3: Mix the top layer of soil (1 inch) without damaging the roots of the plant.

Step 4: After applying water them thoroughly. you can also apply next time at mid-season for better growth.

7. Banana peel fertilizer for curry leaf plant

Banana peel fertilizer is also good for curry leaf plants. This fertilizer is nitrogen-rich fertilizer. This fertilizer can be applied to many plants as well in the garden.

How to use Banana peel as fertilizer for curry leaf plants?

step1: Cut banana skin into small pieces (like 1 inch).

step2: keep it under the sun and let it turn black.

step3: apply directly to the soil or grind it and make it powder then apply to the soil.

FAQ:

Q. Chelated Iron for curry leaf plant

Chelated Iron is an altered form of iron that can easily be absorbed by plants. If curry leaves plant needs iron they turn yellow color but veins of the plant will be in green color. This problem comes when the ph level of the soil is not matching, curry leaf plant loves acidic soil. Apply chelated iron if your plant turning yellow color. (frequency every 2 months before fall)

Q. Gypsum as fertilizer for curry leaf plant

Gypsum very good source of calcium it helps in very good overall growth and development of the curry leaf plants. It mainly helps in root development and leaf growth. You can apply the base of the plant without hurting the root of the plant. water them thoroughly after applying fertilizer.

Q. How to use buttermilk for curry leaf plant?

Mix well with two tablespoons of sour curd to one gallon of water. Wait until the soil of the curry leaf plant is fully dry. Pour the mixture into the base of the curry leaf plant. Apply this weekly to get good results.

Q. How to use Banana peel as fertilizer for curry leaf plants?

step1: Cut banana skin into small pieces (like 1 inch).
step2: keep it under the sun and let it turn black.
step3: apply directly to the soil or grind it and make it powder then apply to the soil.

Q. Is egg shell good for curry leaf plant?

Egg shell is one of the best fertilizer for curry leaf plant at home. The crushed egg shells are very rich in calcium and very important for any plant to provide nutrients for plant. Calcium makes the plant to grow vigorously and helps to grow good quantity and quality of green foilage in plants.

Q. Epsom salt for curry leaves?

Epsom salt for curry leaf plant helps to get enough nutrients and goes well when you apply buttermilk fertilizer or any other fertilizer. we can say epsom salt is not alone fertilizer, we can give epsom salt with fertilizer to enhance the nutrients for the plant.

Q. Asafoetida for curry leaf plant?

Asafoetida is normally called hing in the kitchen field. This fertilizer helps to generate new small leaves in the plant. As there is no scientific research, Gardeners tend to use this to get more leaves and they are also happy with the results. For better results apply this with the buttermilk method to get good results.

Q. Banana Peel fertilizer for curry leaf plant?

Banana peel fertilizer is also good for curry leaf plants. This fertilizer is nitrogen-rich fertilizer. This fertilizer can be applied to many plants as well in the garden. Cut banana skin into small pieces (like 1 inch). Keep it under the sun and let it turn black. Apply directly to the soil or grind it and make it powder then apply to the soil.

TIPS:

  1. Always apply the fertilizer when the soil is dry.
  2. Don’t apply more quantity fertilizer thinking that your plant will super grow, but this will make the plant burn.
  3. Don’t apply fertilizer in winter for curry leaf plants as the plant is in dormancy, it won’t make any good to plant.
  4. If you are applying any inorganic fertilizer check the label for quantity and how to apply fertilizer.

Conclusion:

To grow curry leaves plant more leaves and stronger fertilizing is necessary for spring, don’t give fertilizer in winter. I always use the buttermilk method to fertilize my curry plant. I think I helped you to fertilize your curry leaf plant. Happy Planting.

The best fertilizer for curry leaf plants is the buttermilk or diluted curd method. We need to wait until the soil is fully dry before applying fertilizer for better results. Mix well two teaspoons of sour curd into one gallon of water, pour them to the base of the curry leaves plant (apply weekly for better results).

Harshavardhan

I love and passionate about gardening. All these started a few years back, planting, watering plants, and helping the plants grow without any diseases. I enjoy spending time with plants, greenery which gives me peace of mind.

12 thoughts on “7 Best Homemade fertilizer for curry leaf plant

  1. Hello. I have read your post and hope to follow your instructions. I have been trying to grow my curry plant for a few years but it would grow well then start dying but would come back. I did not know about pruning but am starting to prune. I pruned the main stem and it has grown 2 branches. How long should I wait to prune the second branch? Thanks

  2. I just bought Curry leaf plant and found very useful info at this site. Thank you and Happy gardening!!🪴 🪴

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  5. I do consider all of the ideas you have introduced for your post. They’re really convincing and can definitely work. Nonetheless, the posts are too short for starters. Could you please extend them a little from next time? Thanks for the post.

  6. You said(fertilizer)pour them to the base of the curry leaves plant..
    What does it mean?
    I am new person of the gardening?

    1. Depending on the size of your pot, and assuming at least one hole in the base, I would put the pot into a bowl or something similar. Add sufficient water to be drawn into the potted curry plant, just don’t drown it! I have done this twice last month with the Buttermilk & Asafetida and the plants I have have improved growth dramatically, I’ve even seen new shoots in the soil, and new offshoots from what I thought were dead growth stems.

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