I’ve been so busy working on writing and YouTube videos that I haven’t been hitting my normal morning posting routine lately.
In about an hour I’ll post today’s new YouTube video. We’re getting a lot done at our garden lot. Here’s Rachel in yesterday’s video explaining how to make “tea” from nitrogen-fixing leaves:
Any nitrogen-fixer should make a good high-nitrogen homemade fertilizer. Throw it in a barrel and let it rot down. Voila! Weed tea! Feel free to throw in all sorts of plants, including whatever you find growing in your garden without permission. You can something similar with comfrey, moringa, Tithonia and even grass. Take the hard work those plants did gathering minerals, then let it rot down and become food for your garden.
Call it compost tea, fermented plant juice, or fetid swamp water – it all works.
On an unrelated note, I think I might get some more dead refrigerators to garden in. I like them a lot.
I have 2 fridge gardens going currently. They work great! Right now they are full of royal burgandy bush beans and armenian cucumbers.
That is amazing. I just found another fridge and guess what I was going to plant in it? Royal Burgundy bush beans! The pack is sitting on my desk right now.
What about honey locust trees? Are they nitrogen fixers? Perfect clip of Basil Fawlty, hope your head is doing better than his!
Honey locust are supposedly not nitrogen fixers.
And yes – head is fine. I have a bump that needs removing. Going in to the doc tomorrow to have it done.
Curious what is your tea to water ratio when you use the tea in your garden? Thanks keep up the amazing and informative growing.
I start by diluting about half and half, but if that doesn’t burn, just go full strength.