but it could be a weed.
A blog about helping schools and community projects grow food and get into gardening.
Tuesday, 18 September 2012
If you thought comfrey tea smelt bad, try nettle tea. Not nettle tea that you'd buy in the shops, this one's a plant food. We used the nettles that had sprung up over the summer in our raised beds at St Chrysostom's and soaked them in water for a week. Then it was just a matter of decanting it into a bottle. While it's brewing keep it well away from anyone as it really does stink.
You can then dilute this and use it for a plant feed. Put the left over leaves into the compost.
Children called it Stinky Stew but assured me they hadn't named it after me.