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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:02 pm    Post subject: Natural/organic strawberry feed. Reply with quote

Hopefully will have between 80 and 100 strawberry plants next year. Was just thinking thats alot of tomato feed to be bought. So then I thought maybe there is something that I can make myself. I have loads of nettles to make up some nettle soup but then this is only suitable for leaf growth or so I'm told. Is there anything else available from nature that can be turned into a good feed for strawberries.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe comfrey juice... I've read it has an N.P.K ratio. of 8 - 2.6 - 20.5 and there are LOADS of trace elements too .....

Seaweed would be great either as a liquid feed at the flowering stage or put into the soil...Potash from wood ash is really good too, a handful mixed into the soil around the plant should give them a head start ....

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What would be wrong with good old FYM and Water.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

inishindie wrote:
Maybe comfrey juice... I've read it has an N.P.K ratio. of 8 - 2.6 - 20.5 and there are LOADS of trace elements too .....

Seaweed would be great either as a liquid feed at the flowering stage or put into the soil...Potash from wood ash is really good too, a handful mixed into the soil around the plant should give them a head start ....


Must get a few cuttings of comfrey so and a trip to the beach also seems to be the order of the day.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:
What would be wrong with good old FYM and Water.

Had planned for that one. Have some horse manure rotting down for a while now and if next summer is anything like this one water won't be a problem Laughing

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