syntheticbutterfly wrote:Thanks for your responses.
Now I have to locate a nettle patch so I have posted on a local forum to see if anyone has one I can get started from.
Can you explain to me a little more about how you do the fermentation process please top-dollar-bread?
what you want to do first is get some decent water: unchlorinated (let tap sit for a day), rain water or stream water.
either chop up some nettles or blend (will need to add water to help it blend), then mix with more water and let ferment.
you want maybe no more then 3/4's of the concoction to be chopped or blended nettle. then simply let that sit for 1-2 weeks, a quick stir every day or other day helps.
it will smell funky!,
this is a fermentation
after around a week or two screen out the dregs (good for compost, worm food) and pour and store in my milk jugs.
mine are maybe 2 months old now and still working well.
(don't store with air tight lid)
this isnt a exact science so don't worry to much on the fermenting process
to use i dilute 1
(nettle juice:water) for soil drench and a 1
or higher dilution for foliar feeding. to help with smell i find that by adding 1 tsp to 1 TBSP of molasses to a spray bottle or gallon will surpess the smell for indoor plants.
ill post more recent pics of lettuce that the nettle really help grow, taste is amazing imo
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