Fertilizer From This Plant Is a Timeless Secret. Your Tomatoes Will Grow Like Crazy!

There are some people that just like gardening and are eager to grow all things home like, cucumbers. While others prefer tomato fruit. What can you do to make them grow like crazy and provide a bountiful harvest? Make a simple nettle fertilizer for watering tomatoes.

Support for Tomatoes

Tomatoes can be capricious to grow. They like regular watering and constant feeding (especially when fruit setting). That’s why it’s worth thinking about a little booster and making an organic fertilizer yourself. For this purpose, nettle will be ideal.

It is rich in many elements (magnesium, iron, nitrogen, calcium, potassium, silicon) and mineral salts. Thanks to them, tomatoes grow quickly, bloom abundantly, develop properly, and are less likely to suffer from various diseases. With fertilizer you can confidently water plants growing in pots and in the ground.

Fertilizer From This Plant Is a Timeless Secret. Your Tomatoes Will Grow Like Crazy!
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How to Make Organic Nettle Fertilizer?

Nettle fertilizer is basically a so-called manure. To make it, you need 2.20lb of nettle (the best will be young plants that have not yet begun to bloom) and 2.60 gallons of water (rainwater is good).

Cut the nettle and place it in a plastic container. Pour water over it and set it aside to ferment (you need to wait a week or two). The length of fermentation time depends on the air temperature. The rising mercury bar, speeds up fermentation. Remember to stir the slurry every day.

The container with the concoction should be set in the shade and away from the house, as the slurry gives off an unpleasant odor. You can alleviate it somewhat by adding basalt meal to it. In addition, it will enrich the fertilizer with potassium.

Fertilizer From This Plant Is a Timeless Secret. Your Tomatoes Will Grow Like Crazy!
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How to Use Nettle Slurry for Watering Tomatoes?

The manure is ready for use when it stops foaming. Dilute it with water in a ratio of 1:10 and water your tomatoes every two weeks. This is very important, because the use of undiluted slurry, will lead to over-fertilization of vegetables. If you fertilize your tomatoes regularly, you will notice a definite improvement in their condition.

Do you like grow your own veg at home?