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Nettle Fertilizer

Making organic fertilizer and insecticide against aphids from nettles.

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GAP Photos/Robert Mabic

Feature No:   2423 

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Pick the nettles, remove the roots, weigh them without the roots which you will eliminate. Quick methods; For tea put 1/2 kg of fresh or 150 g dried nettles into a bucket or watering can with 5 litres of water. Macerated 12 - 24 hours, pure: to be sprayed directly onto the leaves of plants attacked by aphids. Take care not to eliminate the aphids' natural enemies (ladybirds, aphid flies, lacewings, ichneumonids). Macerated more than 24 hours liquid can be used as a fertilizer. Longer method; filling a large bucket with the leaves and stems and leave to brew. Strain out the nettles and dilute the concoction at one part fertilizer to ten parts water for watering plants or 1:20 for direct foliar application. Undiluted mix can be added to the compost bin to stimulate decomposition.



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