Good stuff, use it.
I heard from a reliable source that a sun tea made with stinging nettles (which are edible anyways once cooked) for 4 days, then dilluted 10 x 1 is a great addition for vegging plants.
So, my nettle tea has been in the bottle for about 5 days, I'm thinking of adding it to my veggers and c what happens.
Before I do though, Has anyone ever heard of this or am I crazy?
Seems like it would be a good source of Nitrogen, plus there's probably some probiotic stuff going on in there after almost a week.
Good stuff, use it.
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Thanks, im gonna give it 10 days then hit em!
hey how did u make this tea? i wana try it out because i have alot of nettles around.
let me know man!! i wana start making this tea!
Heard of the tea...never tried it.
Just some 411 on Stinging Nettles.
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i need someone to explain how to make a tea detailed. cause im guna start one tomorow or so. Does it have to be bubbling and aerobic?
Yo @Growop101 Here is all I know on the topic. My brother in law told me, and he is canabis GEEK! He trolls so many forums it makes my head spin. He told me to stuff a ton (he emphasized quantity) of stinging nettle leaves in a 2 liter bottle ( the tall stalky ones that have the serrated leaves with right angle nodes) and make a sun tea outside for 3 days. Then he said, dillute 10x1 to make a great organic tea. I guess it's a super probiotic Nitrogen addition.
Also, I read a news paper article this week about a local organic farm that re-uses everything it can. They were saying that the stalks and leaves of the stinging nettles are an amazing source of Nitrogen. They took the stalks and made tea for 10 days. It probably doesn't even have to be in the sun since the natural fermentation would probably be even faster in the dark (like brewing beer).
So, mine is outside in a 2 liter bottle waiting for about 4 more days before I use it. I'll probably just use it on 1 and see what happens.
It would be interesting to do a large batch in a glass jug, and put a brewers style airlock on it so see what kind of volume of gasses come off of it from the fermentation.
So lets try it and post our results. I have one girl 6 wks into flower and she's a little nitro def so I'll hit her and still be able to let her go to 10wks.
Ive been into this for a year now, its not just nettle. Other plants have nice npk values, for instance dandelion, horsetail, banana peels, grapefruit rinds, COMFREY!!!!<--look this one up if ya dont already know it. try a google search for plants that are high in npk. Although you are absolutely right you are also breeding those wonderful microbes, Im not too sure if brewing it with and airlock and creating alcohol to feed to your plants is such a good idea? I add things like alaskan fish emulsion, kelp meal, healthy soil from different sources, mychorriza, molasses, tea leaves, and I filter it out (roughly) and feed my plants and top it off with fresh water. Almost as a never ending cycle, my plants love it. I use a 5 gal bucket outside, I try to do this in the same area my plants are in to promote the type of growth most suitable for that specific spot. hope this helps
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O dang, my daughter found my nettle tea and dumped it out!