I love my curry leaf plant; and not without reason. South Indian cooking can’t do without the inclusion of green, fragrant curry leaves. These leaves are packed with medicinal magic. They’re good for your hair and aid digestion. These also help in keeping your blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels in check. These leaves also top the list of herbs that facilitate anti-ageing.
It broke my heart to see an army of slimy slugs making a meal of my plant. I did get rid of the slugs, but my plant was reduced to a mere stick with a few leaves on it.
Curry Leaf Plant – Natural Fertilizer
That’s when my mom came visiting. She loves gardening and is an expert at it. She made a quick solution of 3 teaspoons of sour curd in 2 cups of water. This was poured at the base of the curry leaf plant. “ Of all things CURD?”, I thought. This actually worked like magic. Two weeks later, my curry leaf plant grew taller, stronger and greener with lots of aromatic leaves. The trick is to keep using the sour curd solution for your curry leaf plant thrice a week, initially. Later on, once a week is more than enough.
Organic fertilizers are best for your vegetable garden. Note that curd has so far worked only for the curry leaf plant. I am yet to try this on other plants.
I have since then given more importance to organic pesticides for plants as well. In case we have another aphid infestation or slug attack, I’m better prepared to handle it. Check out how to make organic pesticides at home.