Friday, May 17, 2013

Fertilizing with Whey

Strawberry Plants
Fertilized with Whey
Homemade Whey
I stumbled across an article on using leftover whey from cheese making as a garden fertilizer.  We have gallons of the stuff so I decided to give it a try.  I was a little worried about inadvertently killing my lovely little strawberry plants so I diluted 2 quarts of whey in a 3 gallon bucket, applied it to the plants on one end of the bed, and then watered the whole bed thoroughly.

Who knows, I may have diluted it to the point where there was little or no nutrient benefit to the plants.  Here's a picture of the plants today.  I'll take another picture next Friday to see if there is any change

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