Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Comfrey Tea Recipe For Garden Plants

Dear Family & Friends

Why buy liquid feeds when you can make your own? It's so easy, it is free, and you know it is organic. Here are a few tips for making liquid feeds for your garden plants.
Comfrey tea is the classic organic liquid feed. I brought with me a couple of comfrey plant roots all the way from England to Bulgaria . Our farmer friend thought I was going bonker to want to plant comfrey, for he considers them as weeds in his farm land. But I'm determined to have a ready supply in our garden for this use.

A young comfrey plant

To make comfrey tea for your plants, simply steep the comfrey leaves in a bucket of water (preferably rain water)for 10-14 days, when it starts to really stink, use the liquid. Dilute with water 15:1, to water the plants directly. As for the remaining sludge in bucket, I either add more water to brew some more, and wait another 10-14 days or use the comfrey sludge as a top dressing.
Many plants benefit from liquid feeds. It  gives them a boost during their growing period, particularly hungry crops such as; tomatoes, peppers, aubergines, cucumbers, courgettes, pumpkins and beans. The benefit of liquid feeds is that the nutrients are immediately available to the plants in soluble form, they are also easy to make and easy to apply regularly.

Let's make garden...and grow our own food with great success:)


1 comment:

  1. I make the same tea as well. I also make a nettle one for leafy plants. For my tomatoes I also add a bit of wood ash (and a little bit of urine but don't tell the wife!). Looks like this is going to be a great blog!