49 thoughts on “Feeding Your Plants for Free – How to Make Fertilizer for Your Vegetable Garden

    Janaka Heenkenda

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    Good

    StumpyHead79

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    is it just me or does this dude look baked?

    john adams

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    I feed my veggies egg and chips. They love it.

    Lynda Jones

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    My husband is a fisherman, so it's easy for me to get really good garden fertiliser- fish heads, bony bits. Soak 'em in water in a CLOSED container and let it ferment. Now apply clothes peg to nose (seriously, it doesn't smell good, but neither does comfrey) and dilute it roughly 1 to 10 or 1 to 15, or use your intuition. Makes things grow like mad.

    Bro Brah

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    I ain't growing vegetables.

    TheLastLogicalOne

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    would any plant material be useful to make liquid fertiliser? or only nettle and comfrey?

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    Willian Martinelli

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    Thank you for the tips!

    Doug stevens

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    i subscribed to your channel and hope you like and subscribe to my channel Lloyd Stevens keep up with your nice videos :)

    Lets Make Them Famous

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    very informative 👍👍👍
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    Paul Nardini

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    Neat.

    Advice from personal experience: be STINGY with the wood ash. I put too much (far too much) on a compost heap once and it completely shut down decomposition. I had green leaves in the pile that were months old. But a few dashes here or there add some vital nutrients. (I suppose this is old hat for veteran composters, but I just started making my own a year and a half ago.)

    Dian Partlow

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    You can make it yourself, just loook and learn from woodprix .

    E Akis

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    There are 2 oak trees at our house that are 12 years old. they sprouted 12 years ago and grew after a building was put in. They were fertilized regularly by "sprinkled" urine applied several times a week, from the source. They are now over 30 feet tall, very full canopy and 8 to 10 inch trunk and have survived several gypsy moth infestations. Can't help every tree on property, but it sure helped with the growth of these 2.

    Scott Riley

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    When your comfrey begins to flower, cut it down to 3 inches above the ground and use all of it – stems and all.
    You should get 3 to 4 cuts per year. I wouldn't use the spent leaves as a mulch unless you have no sense of smell!

    Sheldon T John

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    Hi there, where I live does not have comfrey plants, what can I use as a substitute?

    Dick Head

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    After making fertiliser liquid, can you use the spent leaves as a mulch or another type of fertiliser?

    CJTaylor 87

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

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    Sista Sarah

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    I have farm friends at my job, so they bring me chicken poo- so i can make 'chicken tea'…. i place the chicken poo in a pillow case and steep it in a bucket of rain water or 2 day old faucet water. i fertilize my 'grow bag' plants with the tea at least once a week.

    Country Living Experience

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    Great information. Great video.

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    Yash Sultania

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    Nice information

    San Tan

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    Awesome!

    Ed Harley

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    In spite of the warnings about wood ashes burning plants, last February I covered the soil of my garden in a quarter inch of ashes, and I also threw ash on top of some greens that were left from the fall garden. I left the kale, mustard and such covered in ash until it rained a week later, and there was no noticeable damage whatsoever to the greens, still alive and blooming.

    martysgarden

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    Got to love that compost. Being a micro farmer I need to make a lot of my own liquid fertilizer and compost for my microgreens. I make most of mine on site in the backyard. Comfrey, rocks, no doubt about that!
    Hmm Bocking 14,,cool, but truthfully I wouldn't mind if it invaded!
    Thanks for the video
    Happy gardening/Farming
    Marty Ware (Australian Micro Farmer)

    Peter Piper

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    Homemade fertilizers can come from: molasses, brewer's yeast corn meal, egg shells, beer, Epsom salts. wood ash, coffee grounds, powdered milk, ammonia (from diluted urine), dry cat or dog food (although I wouldn't use this since I don't like dogs digging in my garden) , etc…   ^..^

    Anne Fricker

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    I use the contents of the vacuum bag in pots then top up with compost or just empty the bag in the compost heap. My vacuum bag contains plenty of animal fur. I make bunny poo tea . Just soak the poo in water and dilute when feeding plants. I also use the meat juice from raw dog food round my roses

    Ben Sparrow

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    lol dude looked ripped

    Marcia Brzezinski

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    so i made it too. just by using woodprix scripts:)

    AndysGeneral

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    remember that plants do not use organic nutrients directly, they use inorganic nutrients directly after microbial activity

    David Platt

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    I like to crush the comfrey directly into compost tea and the leaves tumble around for 12-24 hours in it. Plants love it!

    Sun Daze

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    Wow what a great video! Thanks.

    Naz Khan

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    I was watching a vitamix video and the guy demoing said that if you was to collect all fruit peels and gring them with water you could feed your plants… and its good for them? is this true?

    Jamison Brooks

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    What ever food wast I have on hand I put in the compost pile also leaves and coffee grounds. I colect the leach aid from the worm farm and add it to me plants in a 10-1 rate. I also use leaves as mulch so I have a constant supply of compost tea being put in the soil.

    Stoner Visions

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    + I save up all the egg shells I use in a container and then I crush them up wash them off then sprinkle them on the surface around my plants followed by a layer of mulch or soil

    Ben Dover

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    How long can you store the nutrients after you turn the mulch into liquid?

    Linda Tindell

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    I made concoction after watching a video about garbage enzymes. I used fruit peelings with water and let it set for months, then pour off the liquid to dilute for feeding the soil. It can be used for cleaning purposes and pest control. Have you any knowledge or advice about this stuff?

    Michael Ball

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    Classy video lady, thanks for sharing! Good to see you wearing the appropriate protective gear when waterin' yer strawberries at 0:26 too! Keep up the good work dear!

    Gazi Salah Uddin

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    It's so help full. Thanks…

    Ivan Ivanović

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    where I live I find a lot of st. nettle but for now I haven't find comfrey; where does comfrey tipically grows? that would help a lot, thanks
    btw I produce wood ash daily, and in my neiborhood I have a lot of pine trees, so would it be a good idea to mix ash and pine needles (and soil beneath pines) to neutralise the alkaline ash and acidic needles, and with that mixture to fertilize plants

    Ciorchinele Suprem

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    I was reading fight club a while back.tyler durden used human hair and cow blood to enrich soil

    Husnain Saleem

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    hi

    Husnain Saleem

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    hi

    pgringel

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    Best video and presentation so far!Thank you

    Beatnikzombie

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    I combine my comfrey with yarrow and garlic when I make the tea.  It's pretty stinky after fermenting a few weeks.  I don't just water the ground with it.  I spray it on all of my leaves to the point of dripping.  Foliar feeding is very effective.

    y2k2u4u

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    I'm a wildland firefighter. He is spot on regarding burnt wood for nutrients. Generally, places were prescribed burns take place (or wild fires) usually grow back thicker and greener than before!

    Crafty Workshop

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    Awesome, have shared out :)

    Daniel Marsden

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    Can I use my fish tank water?

    Larry Dion

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    For Robert Peter Dunford who wrote about England, I read in a lovely book about
    HRH Charles using comfrey fertilizer in his gardens. He describes how he (or his gardeners) do it. He adds water to the leaves which is the smellier way of doing it.
    Wait until it's time to actually use it, then add the water.                Pete

    StunningDesigns

    (October 22, 2016 - 8:35 am)

    We started using food waste Bokashi compost and compost tea and have had very good luck with pest control for our organic community garden. 

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