Is milk readily available? Then you can use it in your garden. Cow’s milk can be beneficial not only for the human body but also for plants. This is because cow’s milk can act as a fertilizer for plants to grow and survive, as well as having anti-fungal and insect-fighting properties.
Advantages and disadvantages of using cow’s milk
Calcium can help the plant grow and prevent blossom rot, which is caused by calcium deficiency. In the case of tomatoes, It is most commonly found in peppers and cantaloupe.
The antifungal properties of cow’s milk have been well researched in the scientific community and have had
successful results in the treatment of downy mildew, which affects many economically important crops such as grapes. It is best to use cow’s milk for prevention rather than treatment after an outbreak.
Generally, it should be applied in warm, humid weather before the fungus appears on the plant. For those who plant plants, they already know the conditions and periods of disease, so they can use it in advance.
How is milk used in plants?
It is more suitable to use cow’s milk in private vegetable gardens and indoor ornamental plants. In use, freshly brewed powdered type can be used in gardening as long as it is well mixed.You can choose low-fat or low-fat milk over natural cow’s milk.
There is no need to have exact proportions when using cow’s milk. Generally, milk and water are mixed in a 50-50 ratio and poured into a spray bottle. Plants should be fed to ensure that they are actually benefiting the garden rather than harming them.
If you have a large area of the farm where you want to spray milk, you should sprinkle it with a garden hose. About 1 liter of milk is enough for a 20-foot area, and 5 gallons of milk can be used for 1 acre.