Onions are a useful and irreplaceable vegetable plant, which is used with great success not only in cooking and folk medicine, but also acts as a valuable supplement. Onion peel decoction is a deadly remedy for many pests that bring many problems to garden and indoor crops. At the same time, it is an excellent fertilizer for plants, which helps to increase yields.
Biologically active and mineral substances contained in onion husks have nourishing, tonic and disinfecting properties. This is especially true for red onions. Numerous vitamins, mineral salts, carotene, phytoncides, quercitin - these components have a beneficial effect on many green crops and on the composition of the soil. With the help of a fresh broth, you can cure the root system of plants from many diseases, accelerate root formation, restore diseased parts and strengthen immunity. Onion peel as a fertilizer will help improve the composition and structure of the soil, as well as scare off a large number of harmful insects and other garden and horticultural pests.
A vegetable garden or a land plot in the country every year is sown and planted with various vegetables and berry crops, the land does not have time to rest. This is where onion broth comes to the rescue, which will become a real nutritional supplement for garden plants and good support for the soil. Sweet peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, zucchini, wild strawberries and strawberries, flowering crops will receive additional strength from decoctions and infusions of onion peels.
This "magic" onion liquid can be used as a "revitalizing" agent for ornamental garden and indoor plants that have begun to fade or yellowness has begun to appear on the leaves. Many green crops, after being applied to the soil or treated with decoction of onion husks, will become strong, healthy and blooming again. Ordinary onion waste, which most people perceive as everyday household waste, can be invaluable in horticulture and floriculture. Using only fresh broth (this is a prerequisite!) You can save a dying plant.
Every summer resident and gardener has repeatedly encountered problems when growing vegetables from seedlings and when fighting pests (outdoors and in greenhouses). Using a decoction of onion peel in your garden plot, these problems can be solved. You just need to choose the right method. Spraying can be used not only for "medicinal" purposes, but also as a prophylaxis, especially in a greenhouse.
This method is used to protect young vegetable plants from pests and diseases, as well as to increase yields in the future. You can use dry onion husks and a decoction from it.
When planting seedlings, it is recommended to add the husk to the soil between the plants as a soil disinfectant and pest repellent. The broth is used for spraying vegetable plantations. It works effectively on cucumbers, squash, potatoes, carrots and tomatoes, stopping yellowing of the leaves and improving the general condition of plants.
It is very simple to prepare the broth. Dry the onion skins thoroughly. You will need 10 liters of water (1 large bucket) and about 4 glasses of husk. Onion waste is poured into water, mixed, heated to a boil, and then left to cool completely. The infusion will turn out to be very saturated, therefore it is recommended to dilute it with warm water (in a ratio of 1 to 5) before use.
The broth prepared according to this recipe is recommended to be used to combat fungal diseases (for example, with the "black leg"), as well as to destroy thrips and spider mites. You need to take 1 liter jar of husk and pour it with 2 liters of warm water, leaving it for 48 hours to infuse. Before use, filter the infusion, add water (the amount of infusion and water is the same) and a little liquid laundry soap.
Spraying should be done 2-3 times with an interval of 6-7 days.
Aphids are a dangerous and widespread pest, the invasion of which can cause enormous damage to plants in a short time. Action must be taken quickly and decisively. For these purposes, a quick infusion is being prepared. Add 200 grams of onion husks to a ten-liter bucket of warm water and leave to infuse in a warm place for about 14-15 hours, after which the solution is ready for use.
Indoor crops also respond well to onion feeding and, within a short time after watering or spraying, transform and “come to life”. The broth provides indoor plants with vitamins, vital nutrients and prevents the appearance of diseases and pests. It has a positive effect on the decorativeness of flowers, on their growth and full development.
Onion husk fertilizer is recommended to be applied together with irrigation water or as spraying. Periodically, you need to spray not only the plant itself, but also the top layer of the substrate in the flower pot.
Making a decoction from onion waste does not take much time and effort. You need to take one large handful of husks and fill it with warm water in the amount of one and a half liters. The infusion is brought to a boil and remains on low heat for 5-10 minutes. As soon as the product has completely cooled down, you can use it as directed.
Onions are an indispensable product in daily nutrition, which leaves behind a valuable and healthy husk. This gift of nature, which many consider to be waste, does not require additional material costs and a lot of time to prepare the infusion. It is very easy to save onion skins, which every day after cooking, remains with any housewife. It must be thoroughly dried, and can be stored in a paper bag or cardboard box for a long time. You can't imagine an easier and almost free way to get rid of pests and diseases, as well as increase yields.
Onion peel Application in the garden and vegetable garden As fertilizer and pest control agent
Onion peels contain various mineral and biologically active substances. They nourish, tone plants, save them from many diseases and pests. A well-proven fertilizer is onion hulls for the vegetable garden or garden. Its use in this capacity is due to its anti-inflammatory, immunostimulating and regenerative properties. It is worth taking a closer look at some of the organic elements that make up the onion shell:
Not only the onion itself, but also the onion husk has a number of useful substances that are beneficial for plants.
The peel contains:
All of these and a number of other beneficial trace elements have a beneficial effect on plant growth and health.
The effect of onion peel on different plants is varied. So, for example, radishes and other root crops will be protected from bacteriosis thanks to decoctions and dressings from the husk. For tomatoes, a remedy based on onion peelings will bring protection against decay and high yields. And cucumbers will get rid of early yellowing and aphid attacks.
Due to its chemical composition, the husk serves as a valuable source of nutrients not only for the human body, but also for plants. Biologically active substances contained in it nourish and tone plants, help to get rid of various diseases, increase resistance against them, significantly improve the structure of the soil, enrich it with nutrients and microelements.
All the beneficial properties of onion scales are literally suitable for all plants. They will be useful for feeding, as fertilizer, for peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and zucchini, pumpkin, potatoes and other vegetable crops. Solutions can be used to treat shrubs and strawberries from pests. And the husk remaining after cooking can be buried under bushes or thrown onto a compost heap. Dry scales can be buried in the soil when digging the beds, thus improving the soil microflora.
It is also known and proven that onion peelings increase the germination energy of seedlings and the germination of the seeds themselves, and surpass in this indicator such well-known biostimulants as Energen or HB-101.
Onion scales contain substances useful for plants such as:
For feeding garden and garden plants, onion peel is used in dry form, and nutritious infusions and decoctions are also prepared from it.
Onion peels are also used for flowers, this application is not limited to indoor plants. A decoction of husks is used in the same way for flowers in the garden, on flower beds, rabatki. If the flower does not grow well, the foliage becomes withered, flowering does not begin, you need to water it once or twice a week with a freshly prepared broth.
The method of its preparation is as follows: add 1–1.5 liters of water to a glass of onion peelings, boil, let it simmer a little over low heat. Cool to room temperature and water the flowers. It is not necessary to filter the liquid, the boiled flakes will complement the fertilization of the soil. You cannot leave the broth for storage, otherwise it will lose its valuable qualities.
The broth is used in the spring, when the plants enter the active growth phase and are preparing for flowering. At the same time revitalizing indoor flowers, the broth will scare away midges and other insects from the pots.
For potted plants from the windowsill, which begin to dry out or turn yellow, you can prepare an infusion of peelings of two bulbs and a liter of water, leave for a couple of days, then water. Simple and effective!
For cacti, aloe and ficuses, it is not recommended to use onion husks, because this leads to their slow development.
Onion peels as flower fertilizer
Those interested in organic farming should study the nuances of using such fertilizer and natural insecticide as onion peel. She is able to saturate the soil with the necessary substances, to protect plantings in the garden from the Colorado potato beetle, aphids, ticks, moths, thrips and other pests.
Useful properties of onion peels
Onion husks contain many valuable mineral and biologically active substances that nourish plants, promote their quality development, and protect against pests and diseases. Before using onion peels for the garden, study its main organic elements:
Onion peels are used as fertilizer for the garden and for:
Using onion peels in the garden
Peeling onions effectively eliminates a huge number of pests. Unlike ready-made chemicals available in specialized stores, onion peels are completely safe for plants. It will saturate the crops of the garden with useful substances, scare off pests. Apply cleansers against:
Water or spray in the garden in the early morning or at sunset, otherwise the solution that gets on the foliage will burn them. Use the recipes for preparing the working fluid, indicating its concentration for irrigation and spraying:
Preparation for spraying plants with onion peels
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The use of onion husks in the garden consists in mulching and fertilizing the soil to improve the growth of garden crops. Feed the plants in the garden in the spring or fall, while digging the beds. In addition, the husk can be added to the soil when planting seedlings in the garden: add a handful of the peel to each hole. If you want to use the cleaners as mulch, then chop them up and scatter them around your garden crops. In this case, you will fertilize the plants, disinfect, mulch the soil.
Use the broth as a top dressing and natural insecticide. It helps to get rid of:
Onion peels before use
The cooking process differs in that the mixture is brought to a boil. The infusion time is 3-12 hours. Here are some popular methods for making a nutritious decoction:
This dressing is used for vegetable, berry, fruit garden crops. Fertilize with infusion:
The infusion is effective for cucumbers in the greenhouse. The composition prevents the reproduction of pathogenic microflora, which is a common problem when growing crops in greenhouses. Use the infusion for tomatoes as well. Water the plants at the root: 1 liter of working fluid is enough for each bush. Spraying is carried out until the foliage is completely wetted: thanks to this treatment, the formation of many ovaries is stimulated.
Onion husk infusion for plants
Top dressing is effective for seedlings: it promotes their growth, protects against bacterial, viral infections, for example, from:
The preparation of a nutritious, disinfecting infusion includes heat treatment of onion peelings. Learn about the common options for creating a healthy fluid:
Top dressing with onion peelings is characterized by one drawback, which is the difficulty of collecting raw materials: it must be harvested all winter.
The benefits of fertilization are as follows:
Not in all cases, onion husks are beneficial to plants. If they are excessively weakened or severely affected by pests, it is pointless to feed and process them. All folk remedies are aimed only at preventing problems, so they may not show the necessary effectiveness. It is not advised to use the agent against plants that are painfully responsive to feeding. Solutions by their aggressive action can harm plants.
Onion hulls for a vegetable garden or garden are used as fertilizer, used as a growth stimulant and are a powerful insecticidal agent. Not a single modern chemical or bacteriological preparation possesses a set of such qualities, therefore, the benefits of plant raw materials cannot be overestimated. The benefits and harms of onions in the garden must be weighed before using the component. It must be remembered that if the doses are exceeded, the composition can negatively affect the vegetation.