Someone mentioned using milk as fertilizer, and it reminded me that I once used whey as fertilizer, but I am one of those if 1 is good, two must be better types, so I killied off my plants by putting too much whey on them.
Looking at the posts, with all the wonderful things going on in beautiful gardens, I realize that this is probably a real beginner's question, but how best to use whey (and milk) as fertilizer? My children will be away a lot this summer and I will be making a lot of cheese!
We always mixed water in with the milk and just sprayed it on with a sprayer. Sometimes it goes into a 5 gallon bucket, add water and an old can and it's scooped out onto individual plants. It just depends on what you're using. When we use it on the fields it's a ratio of 3 gal milk to 17 gal water. It doesn't have to be very scientific. Just prep your beds, plant and use the whey/water when the plants need watering. I wasn't aware you could overuse the whey. Hopefully this summer your garden will do better. Good luck!
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Post by pameladragon on May 3, 2012 8:21:08 GMT -5
Interesting. I have heard of this too but have not tried it yet because we have pigs and chickens who get all the extra milk and whey.
I'm waiting for my three girls to calve and plan to try using the extra milk for fertilizer, I know I am going to have a LOT of extra milk this year!
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