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How to make a nettle feed


Learn how to turn clumps of stinging nettles to your advantage, by turning them into nitrogen-rich, liquid plant food, in Rachel de Thame's video guide.

Do it: sping-summer

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superbrilliant 24/11/2011 at 15:29

Great for my garden as i have a massive nettle bush at the back of my garden that keeps getting overgrown!

Netwalker 24/11/2011 at 15:29

I have just started to get into gardening and find these tips excellent. I also have a lot of nettles to get shut of.

Gwen Parry2 27/07/2013 at 19:44

Thank you very much. Look forward to making it tomorrow.

angie4 28/07/2013 at 10:37

Love the idea of putting weeds to good use! As nettle feed if full of nitrogen, will it encourage leaf growth at the expense of flowers? Can I use it to feed my parched and hungry lawn?

libtec 29/07/2013 at 22:26

I'm sure you are aware but no mention of the rat tailed maggots after first seeing them. I thought you might like to say that they are actually the larva of the drone fly, commonly known as Hover Fly which are very good pollinators which we all really need to encourage.
Great article.

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