Homemade liquid fertiliser strength

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  1. PhilC

    PhilC Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi,

    I'm attempting to make my own liquid fertilizer in a big water but barrel. I've filled it with primarily nettles and other weeds along with grass cuttings, small twigs etc and some chicken manure. I then filled the barrel with water and left it for 2 weeks. It now smells terrible.

    How do i know what strength i need to dilute it down to for my plants?
     
  2. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    You don't. :biggrin:
    It's trial and error.
    But err on the side of caution.
    We don't know how strong your mix is, and neither do you. :biggrin:
     
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      I was told one part of the brew in ten of water. Safe enough however strong, And yes, a terrible pong, as I learnt the first time I made it in a bucket by the door.
       
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