I watched this tip out of Happy Farmers Tanim dito, tanim doon group submitted by Ms. Joyce Tan. She said she utilized Stinging Nettle (Urtica Diodica) or Lipang-Aso in Tagalog as fertilizer.
According into Joyce Tan, this plant is rich in iron and also great for lactating mothers. She said if she began her organic gardening, she create some research and discovered this Stinging Nettle which could be seen in the wild. She said she is taking the young plants and utilize it as organic fertilizer for plants. Based on her article, it is rich in iron, potassium, zinc, calcium, magnesium, chlorophyll and aluminum.
The measures below were given by Ms. Joyce Tan as published in Happy Farmers Tanim dito, tanim doon category:
Method 1: For 200gram of Stinging Nettle, boil it with 1 cup of water. Strain, then mix with 10 Liters of plain water.
Method 2: Ferment the Stinging Nettle for 10 times or more. Fill a drum of stinging nettle then place a big stone on it or any heavy objects. Fill drum with rain water or water in river, river or lake. Do not use chlorinated water. Mix it each other days and if there is no longer bubbles, it is ready to work with. CAUTION: Use mask because it has bad odor. (Ratio: 1 Liter of mixture into 20 Liters of Water). Leaves utilized in the fermentation could be inserted in your compost bin.
According to Joyce, she is applying this 3-4 weeks.
Ms. Tan said this fertilizer is ideal for leafy vegetable however for tomatoes, eggplants and peppers, she used them to improve her seedlings’ development and ceased applying them when the plant begin to blossom.
In Wikipedia, Stinging Nettles is used for gardening and it possesses a numbers of applications including the potential for encouraging potential insects. Nettles contains a whole lot of nitrogenous chemical and used as compost activator or may be utilized to earn a liquid fertilizer. According into Wikipedia, it reduced in phosphate but it has magnesium, sulphur and iron.
Thanks to Ms. Joyce Tan for sharing this DIY fertilizer.