Posted: 13/06/2017 at 15:30
Hi - O/H definately enjoyed Calva Distillery!! I have made Raised Bed Number 1 successfully -Filling it with Runner Beans and Perpetual Spinach. Lined it with newspaper initially directly on top of lawn, then added old compost to line it, then lawn mowings. Then a bed of nettle tops and then 4 x 50litre bags of good organic compost. Watered each layer and left it for 24hrs before adding next one. Now watching with baited breath Oh size -1.20m x 1.20m.30cms deep.
Here are the plants to use as fungicides and there are some surprises!
Onions (Infusion dilute to 20%)
Nettles (Purin dilute to 15%)
Prele (Mares Tails Maceration dilute to 15%)
Horseradish (Decoction diliure to 20%)
Tarragon (Infusion dilute to 20%)
Tansy (Maceration dilute to 20%)
Garlic (Maceration and left for 3-4days dilute 15%)
Bracken (Purin dilute to 10%) Useful against shrews and voles)
Pyrethrum (Maceration and left 1 day dilute to 20%)
Elderflowers (Infused and diluted to 20%)
Tansy (Decoction dilute to 20%)
Tomato Leaves (Maceration and left 3-4days dilute to 15%)
Absinthe( infusion or Decoction diluted to 15%) Also good against slugs
Nasturtiums (Decoction diluted to 25%)
Euphorbia (Maceration and left 5days diluted to 15%) Good against slugs and moles
Lavander (Infusion diluted to 15%) Good against ants.
Ivy (Maceration diluted to 10%)
Rue Maceration left 6days diluted to 60%) Particularly good against rats & mice
Achillea (Maceration left 2-3days dilute to 10%
Thistle (Infusion diluted to 25%)
Camomile (Decoction diluted to 10%
Comfrey (Infusion or Purin diluted to 5%)
Nettles (Infusion or Purin diluted to 5%) (I have one rain barrel devoted to nettles which I just throw in every time I weed -Works wonders against blackspot in Roses)
Dandelion (Infusion of Purin diluted 5-10%)
So - Don't just chuck those weeds away -Make use of them -they really do work.
Dilution example:- 20% equals 1 part product to 4 parts water.