Down on the Allotment

Matron grows vegetables and fruit in a Hampshire garden. I've been growing veggies since I was knee high to a grasshopper. Some traditional varieties and old favourites as well as new ideas. I share my garden with my allotment assistant Daisy the Labrador. On Twitter as @MatronsVeggies

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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