Are you dreaming of a thriving vegetable garden with luscious tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, and robust zucchinis? The good news is that achieving this dream is possible with just one ingredient you likely already have at home. Let’s find out what it is.

Cucumber plant

Tomatoes are a popular choice for vegetable gardens, whether in a backyard plot or on a city windowsill.

Growing Tomatoes, Cucumbers, and Zucchinis

The desire to have fresh vegetables like tomatoes readily available for your family’s consumption is a common aspiration. To realize this dream, many opt to cultivate a small vegetable garden in their backyard or on their balcony.

To maintain a lush vegetable garden, certain precautions should be taken. Firstly, select a sunny area with well-drained soil. Clear the space of weeds and work the soil to a depth of approximately 20-25 centimeters.

Begin by planting seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost date, or purchase seedlings to transplant directly into the ground after the risk of frost has passed. Keep the soil consistently moist, avoiding stagnant water, and regularly fertilize the plants with a balanced fertilizer to support healthy growth.

Doubling Their Growth

As harvest time approaches, vegetables like tomatoes require an increased amount of nutrients. Soon, we’ll reveal a DIY nutrient that not only aids in better synthesizing vegetables but also enhances their resistance to diseases and pests.

Properly nourished plants maintain a balance between microelements, resulting in improved taste, color, and nutritional value of the vegetables.


Let’s explore how to prepare this fertilizer.

Preparing the Fertilizer

Combine a tablespoon of wood ash with half a liter of warm water. Wood ash is beneficial for plants, containing essential minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, calcium, and magnesium crucial for their development and growth.

Wood ash also contributes to improving soil pH, enhancing structure, and controlling plant pests and diseases. To this well-blended mixture, add a tablespoon of yogurt, which benefits plants by containing various beneficial bacteria, including probiotics that enhance root health and prevent diseases. Additionally, yogurt provides nitrogen and phosphorus, promoting plant development and growth.


Thoroughly mix the ingredients and, if desired, strain the solution using a strainer. Next, dilute the mixture with another liter of water. This solution can be used to water your vegetables, including tomatoes, two or three times a month. These two ingredients prove to be highly beneficial for your plants.