Organic feed made simple
Comfrey (especially the ‘Bocking 14’ strain) can create a potash-rich liquid. Place two bricks in a hessian sack and fill it tightly with comfrey leaves, then suspend it in a butt of water. After three or four weeks, strain off the liquid feed, diluting it one part feed to 10 parts water. 2
Chicken manure contains a lot of nitrogen, as does that of pigeons, rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs. Cram some into a hessian or plastic net sack and suspend it in a pail of water for three or four days, then use the resulting liquid within 48 hours. 3
Owners of wormeries can utilise the liquid that collects at the base of the worm bin. Most bin designs have a tap at the base, so simply open this up periodically and drain a third of a cupful into a five-litre watering can. Be sure to use immediately.