Make your own free organic plant food
Make your own plant food to save money, help supress greenfly and get more
Yes more butterflies, healthier plants and fewer pests is what we promise
when you follow these instructions for a totally organic and totally free
The secret is
to grow a small nettle or lovage patch. I perfer nettles because the butterflies
and ladybugs love them so very much but lovage comes a close second if you
are worried about nettle rash.
Let your nettles (or lovage) plants grow as they want to, and when plants
are a good foot high or so, chop them down from the base and chop them up
(using gloves of course). Now place in a bucket with a lid (important). Then
add water (about a gallon for every two pounds of nettles). You can also add
a few handfuls of grass clippings if you haven't got a large nettle harvest.
Leave the bucket outside for two weeks (three if the weather has been cold)
And strain out the remaining plant material and drop it on the compost heap.
You will find that you now have a rich, stinking liquid that your plants will
just love. Dilute with 6 parts water to one part feed and use it to boost
flowers, tomatoes and any garden plants that need a helping hand. The smell
will disappear after about 10-15 minutes.