Hello and welcome to The Compost Bin. I'm Compostwoman and I live with my family in rural Herefordshire. We have nearly four acres of garden and woodland, all managed organically and to Permaculture principles, which we share with Chickens, Cats and assorted wildlife. We also grow a lot of our own food, run courses in all sorts of things and make a lot of compost!

I am a Master Composter and have spent more than a decade as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council.
I'm a self employed Environmental Educator so I run workshops and events where I talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. I also run crafts workshops and Forest School/outdoor play sessions in our wood.

We try to live a more self sufficient lifestyle here, as best we can, while still having a comfortable life and lots of fun.

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Thursday 1 November 2012

Making comfrey/nettle fertiliser

Take one water butt - you can use lots of other containers as well, but I had a water butt available and it makes it much easier to get the liquid out !

Cut a load of comfrey ( and nettles in my case) Put them, chopped up, in a bag or cloth.

Tie up the cloth so it makes a large bag.

Arrange the bag inside the water butt, so it hangs in the ( soon to be added) water.

I tied the rope to the down pipe feeding the water butt.

Fill with water and leave for several months before using, diluted intil it is the colour of weak tea, to feed plants.

Ideally site the container away from where you sit or visit regularly as it can get very smelly!

I did this back in August and am now using the diluted liquid as a feed for my overwintering veggies inside the polytunnel.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this recipe! I am always looking for organic and natural fertilizers for my plants.


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