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it works without smelling if you fill a lidded container with nettle or comfrey and don't add water
Hi Dodgee, iv bottled it up and used it 12 /18 months later ,but i make it the dry way and get the juice without water in it so its much more powerful and needs diluting much more and its easier to save, and dont smell so much in the making.and dont need so much shelf space. good luck
Cathkev not sure if you mean making it or storing it ,on the allotment i made it in a 40 gallon drum almost full of water ,the comfry and nettles were kept in a pillow protector put into the drum and weighted down with a brick then when it was ready 4/5 weeks i could just pull it out and empty it ,wash it and use again, , then bottled it leaving a space in the bottles to expand.easy
I made two large bins of nettle feed early this year and find it to be a cheap feed which I will be making again this year recommend it to any one to try. john.
Hi John,iv just move house and luckily we have Comfry patches (controlled ) iv no nettles now but the Comfry is a little bit better for the fruit and flowers side of food due to a little more potash in it, when i used nettle feed only I needed to reduce the Nitrogen a bit so as not to get to much leafy growth but couldn't so I bought some soluble potash and added in late April to encourage more fruit or flowers it worked and the potash was cheap and one box will last for ages,Good luck John
Comfrey N 1.8 Nettles N 1.7 Seaweed N 0.1
P 0.5 P 0.6 P 0.1
K 5.3 K 4.5 k 1.0
thank you Alan 4711 for your reply I do not have any comfrey and to old to go to the beach to collect seaweed at 80 next march so I will have to make do with nettles john.
Hi, this year when we first arrived at our new place , i had nothing for food so i just did an overall weed feed ,it stank just as much as Nettle and the plants did really well ,dont know what kind of NPK it had but the plants just loved it.