This afternoon we dispensed nettle tea that’s been brewing for a month to plants around the garden that were in need of a nitrogen and iron boost. Using a 10:1 ratio, we eventually administered over 150 litres of nettle tea to dozens of plants.
With this batch finished, it was time to make the next brew so it was off to a bed that had been overrun by nettles in recent weeks. We pulled them out, chopped them up, placed them in buckets and filled them with water. I’ll be honest, my forearm, shin and ankle have been on fire for a few hours. They really are nasty when they nail you.
The patch was enough to prepare two 15-litre buckets, which will be ready in 3-4 weeks. I reckon I’ll use this batch on our fruit trees and select areas in the veg patch.