A GARDENING professional has actually shared his professional pointers for naturally fertilizing your garden next season.
TikToker Marv, who utilizes the handle @plantedinthegarden, stated if you grow a comfrey plant, a type of perennial, you can turn it into a liquid fertilizer to use in rest of your garden.
You can cut the flowers off the plantCredit: TikTok/plantedinthegarden
The plant can be gathered into fertilizerCredit: TikTok/plantedinthegarden
You must harvest the leaves to make the fertilizerCredit: TikTok/plantedinthegarden
“Comfrey is a vibrant accumulator,” he captioned the video.
“The roots prepare nutrients which enter into the leaves.
“These nutrients can then be gone back to your growing areas.
“Leaves can be contributed to garden compost, used as mulch or can be made into liquid fertilizer.
“If you’re seeking to make natural organic fertilizer, then you may want to provide this a try.”
Marv ensured fans the plant is “actually simple to grow.”
He suggested garden enthusiasts get rid of the flowers from the plant to avoid it from spreading out seeds.
The leaves of the plant are what contain its nutrients, such as “nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus,” so they are what you wish to harvest.
Marv likewise uses the leaves to make a natural cream to use to broken skin that acts as a healing salve.
In order to turn the leaves into the liquid fertilizer, he initially stacked 2 five-gallon containers on top of each other, and drilled hangs on the bottom of the top one.
He used material like screen by covering the holes to “prevent particles from reaching the bottom.”
Next, Marv laid the comfrey leaves on the bottom, and utilized a weight to hold them down, as he filled the container with water.
The garden professional then permitted the leaves to “ferment and break down” for 3 weeks.
After that, Marv said you can use the mix in your garden, however recommended you blend it with three-parts water.
For more youthful plants, the mix should consist of six-parts water.
Some commenters seemed eager to experiment with the suggestion.
“Fantastic!! I have comfrey in my garden now. I will certainly make this” one stated.
Marv makes gardening content with his better half, Char, for their 254,000 fans.