Only recently I came across this recipe as I usually use Comfrey as a chop ‘n drop fertilizer or thrown straight into my compost site.

This is Really Simple!!

All you need is some Comfrey leaves and Stinging Nettle, Water (Preferably Rainwater), a bucket or container and a stirring stick. There is no particular ratio of water to materials but as long as the plant material is all submerged then everything is good to go.
Cover the bucket after placing the chopped / shredded leaves inside with water, be sure to stir a little vigorously everyday if possible and wait until at least a month has passed or until the water becomes quite dark in colour. You will need to dilute this to about ten (10) parts water for every one (1) part liquid fertilizer. The Nettles provide the Nitrogen and the Comfrey provides the Potash, so use loads of Nettle in the beginning of crop growing, then switch to more Comfrey once fruit is set on your plant/s.

Nettle & Comfrey Liquid Fertilizer Tea Recipe

Nettle & Comfrey Liquid Fertilizer Tea Recipe

Nettle & Comfrey Liquid Fertilizer Tea Being Filtered

Nettle & Comfrey Liquid Fertilizer Tea Being Filtered

Nettle & Comfrey Liquid Fertilizer Tea Brewing

Nettle & Comfrey Liquid Fertilizer Tea Brewing

Nettle & Comfrey Liquid Fertilizer Tea - Final Product

Nettle & Comfrey Liquid Fertilizer Tea – Final Product

The beauty of doing this at home is, the benefit of KNOWING Exactly what your fertilizer is made of! as well as eliminating some pollution (in the production of branded liquid feeds) further, you not having to travel to a garden centre to purchase products for this purpose is an advantage almost above the money you will save too …

After filtering, make sure to throw the waste back into your composting area and keep the fertilizer in a marked / dated container.

Other known nutrient rich materials can be added in as well such as Seaweed etc. I usually make sure to toss in a small handful of Soil / compost from my garden.

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  1. […] these instructions but just increasing the ratio of Comfrey and water to fill the bucket to the rim, then all you need […]

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