Homemade liquid fertilizer
I have been learning a lot reading the different posts and am pretty new to the different types of organic fertilizers. I tried to read a lot and do a search so please forgive me if this has been asked before...
I purchased an organic seed starting mix and have a few seedlings up. The package stated to start feeding with a liquid fertilizer once the first true leaves develop. I have not been able to find an organic liquid fertilizer just things like Miracle Gro.
All the packages of fish emulsion I read stated they may contain high levels of heavy metals so would prefer not to use those.
I also am in a very precarious financial situation and cannot spend a lot of money right now...anyway here is my question....
Can I make a liquid fertilizer from things commonly found around my house? I have started chopping finely the different food items that normally go into the composter and boiling them until very soft, then making a puree, and then straining to use to water plants.
Is there something else I can add to make it better? I have read often that urine is good for the composter and since urine is essentially sterile should some be added to the mix?
A lot of times when I thaw beef (I purchased 1/2 an organic raised cow last year) there is blood. Can I add this to the mix? I was thinking to destroy any pathogens I could simply boil it as well.
I am taking egg shells and pulverizing them in the blender and dissolving in a little vinegar also. I figured to correct the pH I could use a little baking soda if needed.
I liked the discussion on making your own bone meal but it is not feasible for me right now. In the summer I may be able to burn some down and add to the compost.
I started a worm bin but could only afford 1/2 pound of worms so this will not give me anything useable for a very long time.
Should I dilute it or not use it every time I water?
I also have some organic tomato tome left from last year....can this be dissolved in water and made useable? If so how much further does it need to be diluted so as not to burn my little seedlings?
Any recommendations and/or links to look at?
Thanks I know there are a lot of questions but any help you can offer will be greatly appreciated. Kim