Posted: 30/03/2016 at 23:25
Also, as far as I can make out, the 'soup' keeps fr as long as a year. I drain off the the sludge and throw it onto the tumbler composter, along with tea leaves, coffee grounds and when it has been thrown about for a few weeks, I put the results into a bean trench and huzza ! Beans , rows of musical fruit in abundance. the soup, gets used as and when with seedlings out side, fruit canes, strawbs, as they are hungry little beasts,
The biggest problem is, up here in N'humberland, the delay in planting out time. We are about 5 to 6 weeks behind the rest of the country, and our plot is North and East facing slope. Sounds complicated, but yu deal with the cards you are dealt with. I feel that the plot is sliding downwards inexorably, year by year. Perhaps terracing might solve or at least slow down the land from rppling up against the bottom of the plot.
I leave nettles out of the gaame as much as I can during the spring time, as they make a VERY healthy tea, addition to Potato soups, and a a spinach substitute.