Ancient healers did not know the richest part of the onion, but instinctively used it in the treatment of many ailments for another 4 thousand years ago. Potassium, phosphorus, zinc, iron, fluorine, iodine, organic acids, nitrogenous substances, vitamins, pectins, saponins, flavonoids – it's not all valuable components useful vegetable, which can provide good service not only to the human body, but also affect the growth and development of indoor and outdoor crops.

The beneficial effects of onion on garden culture

It seems that most Housewives simply don't know about the value of the onion skin, if you allow yourself so wasteful, after cleaning the vegetable, send it in the trash. Quercetin an element belonging to the group of flavonoids of plant origin, which is so rich in onions, the concentrated onion skins. Especially a lot of quercetin in red onions.

Since it is proved that quercetin has antioxidant, immunostimulating, anti-inflammatory, regenerative, anti-allergic, tumor and cardioprotective properties, it is able to strengthen the root system of plants, providing them sufficient nutrition. Onion peel as a "waste" product after preparing the vegetable for cooking significantly improves the structure of soil and deters pests. After onion peel as the onion contains substances that destroy pathogenic microorganisms.

Onion peel "revive" plants that started yellowing and fading, will have a stimulating effect on their growth and development, increase resistance to the harmful microorganisms present in the soil and on its surface.

How to make fertilizer from onion skins

To prepare the fertilizer from onion skin in several ways: by boiling, macerating in water at room temperature and using conventional dry husk in the soil. Only one handful per liter of water to water houseplants onion infusion. If the husks can be boiled for 5-10 minutes, then the infusion will take 2-3 hours. When the husk infused at room temperature, the process will take 1-2 days.

It is not recommended to cook a large amount of infusion, as it must be used in the preparation day. But to accumulate the required amount over the winter for the upcoming summer season is quite real. It is important to ensure the husk dry storage. Dry onion peel, you can add a spring in the ground before digging, use as a basal mulch or throw a handful in each hole before planting plants. This Supplement will be glad of any garden plants. More convenient, of course, use it in powdered form, mixing with the ash. This composition is good for soil nutrition, and dusting the leaves from pests.

For irrigation of vegetable crops 1 Cup of onion peel taken in a bucket of water (10-12 l). You need to bring to the boil and leave to infuse for 3 hours. The cooled infusion is helpful to spray the leaves and watering plants at the root. However, for spraying an infusion diluted in 2 times. This tool effectively in the fight against spider mites, aphids. To get rid of cruciferous flea beetles, the infusion is not diluted.

Irrigation of vegetable crops grown by the roots is best done weekly. To avoid the disease "black leg" soil before planting is watered with an infusion of onion peel, and then planted the seedlings need to shed 3 times per week.
The remainder of the infusion peel can also be distributed according to the hole or throw in compost pile.