4 Review (s)

  1. Victoria RAZUMNIKOVA, Volozhin

    Nettle super fertilizer: cheap and cheerful!

    I mow nettles with a scythe or cut with a sickle. Leaves and stems are finely chopped with a hatchet. I insert a dense plastic garbage bag of a suitable volume into a metal barrel, pour nettles into it up to half. I fill it to the top with water heated in the sun, add 100 g of fresh yeast, 1-2 handfuls of valerian roots and a half-liter jar of fermented jam. I close everything with a lid and leave to ferment for about two weeks. When the infusion darkens and stops foaming, the dressing is ready. I dilute it with water 1:10 and water the vegetables under the root. For tomatoes, I dilute this composition 1:15. I spray on the leaves if I notice that the tomatoes have stopped growing.

  2. Svetlana Martynova, Orel

    Feeding weeds with your own hands

    From fresh dandelions and nettles, I make a natural nutritious top dressing.
    To prepare such top dressing, I pluck the young plants before the formation of seeds, grind them and tightly fill the barrel with them. I fill it with water so that it completely covers the entire mass, but not to the very edge, otherwise the liquid may escape during fermentation. I cover it with a lid, but loosely so that there is access to oxygen, I insist for 10 days. I dilute the finished infusion with water 1:10 and pour garden crops (tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, zucchini, pumpkins, carrots, potatoes, beets) under the root, trying not to get on the leaves and stems so as not to cause burns.
    This top dressing is rich in nitrogen, potassium, calcium, magnesium and other useful elements and vitamins. Plants after it grow faster, become stronger and more resilient (since they have increased immunity), give a rich harvest. If necessary, such top dressing can be repeated, but not earlier than two weeks after the previous one.

  3. Zinaida

    I have a question for experienced summer residents who grow raspberries and currants. I read that fresh nettles are laid in the hole before planting raspberry and currant seedlings. In another I find information that nettles and raspberries are incompatible, and before planting raspberries, it is necessary to remove all nettles at the place of future planting. So who do you believe? I ask experienced gardeners to respond. How and with what to fill the pits for planting raspberries and currants? What role does nettle play, how is it useful or harmful to raspberries? Thank you in advance.

  4. R.I. MIROSHKINA Moscow

    So, so that my favorite tomatoes grow faster and are strong, when planting seedlings in a permanent place, I put half a glass of wood ash in each hole, 1 tsp. superphosphate, a handful of onion husks and 1 unsalted fish (herring or capelin). I know that some gardeners are wary of "fish" feeding, but in fact there is nothing to worry about. I have never come across the fact that it attracts some pests. On the contrary, the fish scares them away. Well, in addition, it is an excellent source of phosphorus for the growing strength of plants. Therefore, the stems of tomato bushes become powerful and strong.

    One more point. I used to dry the herbs plucked in the garden like this. Shredded it and laid it out on newspapers spread around the house in shaded areas. It dried well (it took, however, about two weeks), but for some reason it lost its rich color and aroma. And then an idea came to me: what if I tried to dry greens in the refrigerator? After all, if you accidentally forget the same parsley or dill there, then they become dry like gunpowder there, and remain in this state for a very long time. So I decided to try it. And so that the greens did not pick up foreign odors, I first put it in paper bags. And I must say, my experience was completely successful!


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