Our vegetable garden is big by anybody’s standard and up to now the only feed it gets has been over winter or at the start of planting when a good dollop of manure has been added. Even then its not been possible to get enough for the whole potager. So last year I started to make feed out of the acres of nettles we have partout (everywhere)
I don’t have a large container but I do have lots of two litre plastic milk bottles. So I simply stuff them with nettle leaves and fill with water. I then dilute the resulting very smelly liquid in my ten litre watering- can. This picture shows the collection I built up at the end of autumn and across early winter before the nettles died back. I now also have a new collection started with this year’s nettles and have begun applying the matured liquid. I’m hoping this will be the answer to my problems with poor bean and pea crops – we shall see.