I know, that was a terrible pun. I was weak. Forgive me!
I made my first ever batch of cheese last week! I made ricotta, yum! Anyone who knows anything about cheese making knows there is a lot of whey left over. Apparently that is particularly true of ricotta. I had a lot of whey on my hands. And knowing that whey has a lot of nutritional value, I didn’t want to just toss it. But I was also greedy and didn’t want to use it all on one thing. So I fed some to my cat, he loved that! I froze a lot of it to use later in soups and smoothies, and I used some to make fertilizer for the garden (which isn’t doing that great y’all… but more on the state of my garden later this week).
Today I’m going to give you the easy whey fertilizer recipe I used. Are you ready?? Good. It’s pretty complex.
Okay, not complex at all! If you’re whey is from yogurt then you could add more whey, about 3 cups total. I started out putting this in my sprayer, but that was taking too long to cover the whole garden. So I dumped it into my garden watering can and that went much better. Whey is packed full of vital nutrients like calcium, magnesium, and potassium. All major things gardens need, and goodness knows mine certainly does! I hope my little garden can pull through with the help of this whey fertilizer! I’ll keep you posted!
And if you ever find yourself drowning in whey, check out this awesome list from Jill at The Prairie Homestead, I’m sure you’ll find a great way to use it up!
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