Has anyone here made liquid feeds from plants?
I have ordered some comfrey plants (bocking 14) to grow on the family farm to hopefully produce liquid concentrated feed. I have read alot of things about the plant, ways of making the liquid and its uses in the garden. Sounds like wonderfully good stuff although not to be over used as it is very rich in potassium. It has more nitrogen and potassium than farmyard manure or compost and about the same level of phosphorus
As i cant harvest in the first year it will be 2013 before i can start making any. Cant wait. I will be busy though over winter preparing the site for planting. I have chosen a damp partially shaded position which has had lots of organic matter added over the years so it should do well.
In the meantime i am going to make some liquid fert out of nettles. This should keep me going until the comfrey is ready. There are a number of nettle beds around the farm where bonfires have been over the years and a site where a dozen heston straw bales were dumped and have rotted down. I'm going to harvest these nettles twice next year as any more will weaken the plants and they may die eventually.
We have some didin fluid around that i will have to find out if is compatible with these liquid feeds. That would be a good way of making the feed a slow release product if needed.
Wish me luck, i love this sort of thing.