Down on the Allotment

Matron grows vegetables and fruit in a courtyard garden. Which edibles will tolerate less than ideal growing conditions. Discovering how veggies can grow in partial shade.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Sheeps bottoms

On the subject of making liquid feeds, another way of producing liquid feed is making manure tea. Take a shovel full of manure and tie it up in a hessian sack, or a pair of stockings will do fine. Lower the sack into a bucket of water and let it stew for a couple of weeks.

Any blog readers who know any kinky sheep with a shaving fetish must look away now! Alternatively there is an ancient method involving shaving the dirty wool off a sheeps bottom and soaking this in water to make a plant feed.

Now how many comments do you think this post will get?


At 9:48 AM, Blogger clairesgarden said...

well people just wil have to comment on this. . .
an iteresting subject, the shaving of all the pooey hair would give the sheep some relief and help to prevent fly-strike.
I have some woad in the garden, I understand the traditional way to make the dye was to pee in a bucket, add the plant and then leave it to ferment. . .

At 1:37 PM, Blogger She Who Digs said...

Does the manure liquid feed smell any better than using comfrey leaves in the same way? (Urgghh!) I might try your nettle version instead, so will have a hunt round the unused plots on the allotment.

At 6:48 PM, Blogger Matron said...

The way you describe it...Urgghh.. sounds like the same stuff. Cross between drains and cow manure!


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