nettle fertiliser

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nettle fertiliser

Post: # 235239Post green_pea
Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:37 pm

I made some up a bit ago and have just started using it, at first it smelt kind of just sweet sort of stinky horrible rotting smell. But NOW :pale:
It smells like pooey nappies, and theres no way anything could have got in there to do a poo. Is it meant to smell so awful? When I use it on the container veg in the back yard the stench stinks out the kitchen even, I dread to think what the neighbours are making of all of this :lol:
I was hoping to use it on my house tomatoes but no way :pukeright:

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Re: nettle fertiliser

Post: # 235240Post niknik
Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:43 pm

It does smell pretty vile....

I have used it on pots indoors ( last year) and the smell seems to go quite soon, as feed absorbed into soil!

Just keep windows open a few mins...

Take the house toms outside, feed them and bring back in a bit later.

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Post: # 235243Post grahamhobbs
Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:39 pm

If you think nettles are bad, just as well you didn't make comfrey liquid, get that on you and you smell like s..t for ages.

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Post: # 235260Post Green Aura
Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:00 am

I echo that and raise you - try a combination of comfrey, nettle, seaweed and horsetail! Unbelievably gag-making :pukeright: :lol:
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Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:14 am

If you do the "dry" method ( in a bin with a lid a hole in the bottom, and a bucket to catch) It does not smell.
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Post: # 235277Post Millymollymandy
Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:50 am

Ooooooh I can't until next year to make some comfrey tea. :mrgreen:
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Post: # 235312Post greenishfingers
Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:31 pm

Hia,I used my nettle and seaweed concoction last nite and i was nearly retching the smell was so bad !!!! Another allotment holder told me he thought the farmers nearby were muck-spreading! Have used it before and it seems to do the world of good,so hold your nose and go for it ! x
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Post: # 235432Post Sally Jane
Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:12 pm

When we moved into this house the garden was full of nettles and dandelions - as soon as I decided to treat them as an asset (nettle soup, nettle fertiliser, dandelion salad etc) they decided to ship out! I keep Giant African Land Snails and they love the odd bit of dandelion, and I have to pick it wild cos the garden 'crop' has failed!
Where can I buy organic seeds for dandelions and nettles?!
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Post: # 235434Post Green Aura
Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:22 pm

Nickys nursery do them.
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Post: # 235709Post PossibleBoris
Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:37 pm

I had a go at making a liquid feed recently, and selected nettles and a few other weed leaves from nearby the house.

About a month later I was ready to strain the liquid, and made the mistake of attempting this on a Sunday morning after a heavy Saturday night. The first whiff of smell sent me gagging, at which point the liquid covered my gloves and the bottom of my trousers - they both still smell 7/8 weeks later.

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Post: # 235757Post Green Aura
Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:20 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

We still have to keep the tub covered - it's a year old. The plants still seem to like it though.
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Post: # 236132Post wabbit955
Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:26 pm

my boys call it the bog of eturnal stench ( from the film labyinth)

and my neighbours are not nice so it keeps them in the house

so kills 2 birds with one stone
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Post: # 236316Post Clarry
Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:43 am

Am I right in thinking you don't put the roots in?

I made up a batch last night. I noticed afterwards there were a few aphids floating around the top. Should I have gotten rid of them first or does it not matter?

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Post: # 236762Post wabbit955
Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:35 pm

i put the whole lot in
don't think it matters at all
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Post: # 236775Post Big Al
Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:08 pm

It's like that brown bread when the baker was telling his son how to make good bread. The child asked how much to put in and the baker said Put it all In son ( allinson's brown bread)
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