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How to Make Nettle Tea Fertiliser | Ready in just 20mins

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I'm hoping to create a natural environment for growing food. So I figured, fertilising with nettles is a great idea.


Why nettles? Well, nettles are dynamic accumulators, that means they are nutrient and mineral gatherers in soil.


They acquire nutrients and minerals and re-distribute them in the ground when they decompose.


This is what happens in a natural environment and it increases the fertility of the soil.


Nettles contain:

Magnesium

Calcium

Iron

Potassium

Copper

Zinc

Nitrogen

Chlorophyll



How to Make Nettle Fertiliser:


1. Soak the nettles in hot water for about 20 minutes and add to plants by diluting this 1:10.


2. For more effective methods you could soak them overnight and dilute 1:20


Nettles are a common weed especially in the UK, meaning you could harvest them on your walks in parks or woods.


Because they are considered a weeds, you can buy them for really cheap and grow yourself. They are quite hardy and resilient growers even in containers.



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Personally, I drink a lot of nettle soup and I figured I could use the leftovers to make fertiliser. This helps with my zero waste and re-use goals.


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