Gardening enthusiasts who respect the environment have a natural and effective solution for treating their plants: plant manure. What is this magic potion made of? What are its virtues? To learn all about plant manure and how to use it, we listened religiously to the fabulous advice from Pauline de Jardiland.
We hear more and more often speak of plant manure as a remarkable phytosanitary solution. What exactly is this mixture?
Plant manure is indeed an incredible mixture as effective as it is harmless for the environment. Plant manure briskly replaces certain phytosanitary products used in the garden as fertilizer or to rid plants of parasites. The only criticism that can be made of it is its foul odor during maceration. But it is still possible to buy ready-to-use plant purines.
To hell with the smell! So what is the procedure for preparing a plant manure yourself?
Plant manure is easy to prepare and economical. It is enough to roughly chop a thousand grams of plants chosen according to their phytosanitary specificities, then to let them macerate in the sun in ten liters of rain water for ten to fifteen days without exception. This mixture should be brewed daily. After filtration, a natural treating liquid is obtained which is stored away from light in a non-metallic container.
How to use plant manure and at what dosage?
To easily spread manure from plants on plants, ideally use a garden sprayer. Generally, the recommended dosage is 90% water and 10% plant manure.
What plants can be used to prepare a liquid manure?
It depends on the results you want to achieve. It is therefore the needs of plants that will determine the choice of plants. A plant manure can therefore be used as a fungicide, fertilizer or insecticide. Take the fern manure both insecticide and fungicide: diluted to 10%, it eradicates aphids, used pure it acts against rust and powdery mildew. If you have rhubarb in your garden, do not hesitate to prepare a manure of rhubarb leaves whose toxicity on leek moth and the famous devastating aphids is recognized. Note that rhubarb leaves are not toxic to humans. We can therefore use this plant manure in the vegetable garden as a preventive and curative measure.
Is comfrey manure really effective in boosting flowering?
Comfrey manure is a green manure, like manure, which not only promotes flowering but also fruiting. Rich in potassium, magnesium, zinc and other minerals and trace elements, this compost activator is essential in the vegetable garden for fruit vegetables such as tomatoes, for artichokes and root vegetables. He is the friend of the orchard if you have red fruit shrubs. Do not deprive your roses either that it protects from diseases while promoting their flowering.
What about horsetail and nettle purins?
They are effective and renowned. Horsetail manure rich in silica makes plants stronger to fight downy mildew, powdery mildew, scab. It is an excellent natural repellant for slugs and aphids. As for nitrogen rich nettle manure, it is both fungicide, insecticide and compost activator. But be careful when preparing it: the maceration of nettles should only last one day and only 5% liquid manure for 95% water.