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Only works well when plants are actively growing and the temperature is higher-flame gun is effective-but need repeating
It is not a flame thrower-just scorches the plant
Just keep pulling them up and put them on the compost heap or make nettle tea by soaking them in a closed bucket. They're full of minerals so make excellent compost and the tea can be diluted and used as a foliar feed for leafy veg.
You very often find nettles growing around chicken runs. It's the rich fertile soil produced by chickens, that nettles particularly enjoy. Many of the nutrients from the chicken manure are effectively taken up by the nettles.
Nettles are normally quite easy to pull up (using gloves of course).
you have dig them out and keep making sure no seed heads appear and at the first sight make liquid fertilizer which is rich in iron ,surprised the chickens have not scratched it up and left a bare patch.
Do not put in the compost heap, they will grow if they have roots. They will also grow from the bottom part of the stems.
Sorry, should have said let them dry out first before putting on the compost heap.
Are they really such a nuisance? Many butterfly caterpillars, particularly the peacock butterfly
Whoops, some thing went wrong there, got cut off! What also wanted to say was, perhaps you could just leave one or two plants for them?
Hi all , another fine day on the allotment temps in the early teens but a very sharp frost forecast for tonight , Bunny on the subject of nettles if a plant is in the wrong place its called a weed ,take the advice as Sotongeoff kindly gives it ,if you want to cultivate nettles i am sure you would be able to fine a suitable spot
When the nettles start growing, pinch out the top young shoots and make yourself some nettle soup - it's delicious (does need stock adding though ) - then apply any weedkiller you need to!
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They're growing now . Flame gun....and me ? Dangerous
Oh ok, I understand the problem now, but I hope you at least get some chicken poo from the neighbours to manure your garden.