This homemade miracle grow is one of the best plant food recipes you will EVER make! We've tried and tested it and we've had nothing but great success! Plants loved each and every ingredient in this DIY miracle grow recipe and we also saved a bunch of money! On top of that, this homemade miracle grow recipe contains all natural ingredients so you know your plant is getting the best every time you feed it!
Homemade plant food is really the best thing you can give your plants because you know each and every ingredient that goes into it! Plants grow bigger and healthier when they're given the necessary nutrients, such as magnesium and sulfur.
Homemade Miracle Grow – DIY
- 1 gallon of water (about 18 1/2 cups of water)
- 1 tbsp Epsom salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp of Household ammonia
- In a big bucket, mix all ingredients together until well dissolved.
- Pour the mixture directly onto soil of plants once a month.
- The amount you use will depend on the size of your plant. So for example, a small, indoor plant will only need a cup's worth, while a fruit tree may need the whole bucket!
Why This Works:
The ingredients found in Miracle Grow and other feeds and fertilizers also contain the above ingredients. The only difference though, is that these commercial feeders also contain other unnecessary chemicals and preservatives which your plant does NOT need.
Try using this feed instead of commercial feeds so that your plants will last longer and be healthier. If you're growing edible plants, such as fruits or veggies, this homemade Miracle Grow is also a better alternative as it can then be called organic – free of pesticides, chemicals, and preservatives!
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I don’t have a green thumb, but I do try to garden every year. I am hoping this recipe will encourage my garden to produce. Thanks for sharing!
You’re very welcome Cyndy, let us know how it works out for you! Stay safe!
How often should this be used? I need a water soluble weekly fertilizer for my flowers and vegetable plants. Fruit trees too.
It completely depends on the plants and vegetables, as everything requires a different amount of miracle grow. My suggestion for you would be to give each plant the required amount.
I started using this recipe last year and my plants love it! They are thriving. I had the prettiest outside plants ever last summer. I use it once a month on the inside and outside plants.
So glad to hear that Mary!!
Hi great tip! Wanted to ask if there’s a substitute for ammonia..
You could try white vinegar – it should be a great replacement for ammonia!
Why household Ammonia? What is its use in the recipe?
Ammonia is great for your plants because it contains nitrogen, which your plants need.
I read on another website that you needed to only use 1/8 cup of this mixture mixed with 4 cups of water. So are you saying I don’t need to dilute at all?
The solution is already diluted because you are using 1 gallon of water mixed in with 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tbsp Espom salt, and 1/2 tsp of ammonia.
Just wondering if I can use lemon scented ammonia and can you use this recipe on any flowers?
To be honest, I’m not sure about lemon scented ammonia, we’ve only ever tried regular ammonia. And yes, you can definitely use this on flowers 🙂
Is there a recipe to help dying grass?
Could this formula be premixed and added to water as and when required. For example: 10 tsp baking soda+ 10 Tbsp of Epsom salts + 5 tsp of Ammonia. Would they react with each other in storage.
Also could this be used as a hydroponic nutrient. Or would it have to be diluted further
You should be able to premix it, and then add water whenever you would need to use it. I see no problem with that. As for using it as a hydroponic nutrient, I’m not too sure about that, but if the hydroponic plants use the same Miracle Grow as the regular plants, it should be fine.
Is this ideal for tomatoes and cabbage ,I want to venture into large scale farming
Should you distilled water or RO water to stay a from the chlorine in the tap water.
Somebody seems not to know how many ounces are in a gallon. 18 1/2 cups. is that 18 x 4 ounces = 72, or 18.5 x 8 = 148? There are 8 ounces in a cup and 128 ounces of water in one U.S. gallon.