Who's Said Garden Weeds are No Good? Harness Free/Low Cost All Natural Liquid Fertilizer!

FriendlyPerson

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Tired of spending $$$ on toxic chemicals that only tends to cause problems rather than solving problems? Well it's time to let our manual weeding to provide us what the weeds took away from our plants to begin with! Readily easily and cheaply if not free!

To get started, you just need your bounty of freshly removed weeds plus the following...
  • Bucket(s) or water holding storage bin(s), still not enough room? You can buy second hand food safe tote containers for a production batch(es) to be produced at approximately $100-$250 for each one of these bad boys.
  • Plenty of water, rain/purified water if possible. Otherwise the hose water should be reasonably safe and reliable unless your area is known for not so hot public water.
  • small/large rake (if your working with more standard containers kids' sturdy gardening rakes may work better for this purpose)
  • Organic molasses for encouraging good bacteria to be produced and feat on the weeds' as well as significantly stabilizing the mixture (and odors).
  • Some form of basic filtering medium (even a large plastic kitchen colander will do wonder) to separate the "depleted" weeds and sludge apart from our "black gold".
  • (Optional through recommended for production batch(es)) aquarium or pond aerator pump, hose/tubing, weighted aeration strips (like those straight rock like ones) to ease the amount of labor involved during the "conversion and maturing" processes. A traditional HOT or worm compost bin would also run the weeds' yet another around of "up cycling" to squeeze more plants' yummy nutrients. While providing a decreased risk(s) of these weeds taking over your yard so much again. If not you can always burn/toss them to keep your yard and/garden "safe and sound".
Once you got your supplies this is actually quite simple...
  1. Stuff the container(s) with those fresh weeds (install the aerator system before hand if you plan on using one of those)
  2. Full with water
  3. Close set aside
  4. Every couple of days "mix" it with the rake (obviously be careful if a system is installed)
  5. Once the batch(es) start to "process" (you will notice sooner or later...) increase mixing to once a day and/or fire up the system to limit the mixing back to the previous schedule. At this time you can add about 2 table spoons of the organic molasses for every approximately 5 gallons of the mixture. Mix well with the rake before resuming even if an aeration system is indeed being used instead of the mixing on the daily.
  6. If all goes well you should eventually obtain a black container of this stuff. It's time to "harvest" this goodness. For this all you need to do is grab your trusty rake once more and remove the large "depleted weeds" and set aside. Filter the remainder with a basic filtering system of your choice, as mentioned above running it through the colander should be sufficient. Toss the resulting smaller pieces and sludge with the larger pieces and lumps.
  7. What your left with is all natural liquid fertilizer sure to please any plants or your lawn to it's former glory (or to help rejuvenate them!)! I like to apply at it at "full strength" every now and then and when I think the plants will need a "booster". Such as when tomatoes starts to bear for instance. For a spray to be used on the daily with your watering you can mix 1 part of this with 4 parts water (again if at your disposal favor rain water then purified water than the tap if all possible).
What about the left overs? As mentioned these weeds are still have the chance able to thrive so if you got a hot bin (a constant 180F bin should be able to give much of the weeds the "pink slip" within about 2-3 continuous weeks being exposed at such high temperatures) or a worm bin these should be fairly reasonable ways to "up cycle" once more. While making sure a minimal weeds fragments and seeds will be able to "regrow" or to generate. Otherwise converting them to ashes (which is also good for the garden if used properly) or just having them sent to the dump are always "fool proof" ways to ensure they will very unlikely to see the light of day on your property.
 

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