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« on: August 27, 2010, 20:27 »
Hello

Is there any one that can help I am ploding through a new plot, here in Northamptonshire  it is completly empty and has not been worked for a considerable time the soil is very fine,  but looking at oter plots and talking to other plot hoders they say the soil is good

Now comes the crunch, towards  the bottom of the plot it is thick with nettles!!!!!!

I have access to an industrial strimmer so I am thinking of taking the tops of and then digging the roots out?

Regards

Nick

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Jamie Butterworth

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Re: new Plot
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2010, 20:33 »
Welcome to the site :D

Sound slike your pretty lucky getting a empty plit with good soil, as for the nettles, you should be fine to do what ou say your going to with the strimmer. You could even save the nettles and make a liquid feed out of them by leaving in water ;)

Jamie
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Re: new Plot
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2010, 21:10 »
welcome to the forum  :D

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Re: new Plot
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2010, 21:10 »
Welcome to the site  :D

As Jamie says, yes you can take the tops off and either put them in water or on the compost heap.  But I wouldn't compost the roots, they go everywhere.

I'll move this across to Grow Your Own - feel free to pop back for a proper welcome
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Re: new Plot
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2010, 21:23 »
hello and welcome, what site is your plot on, Newkingsthorpe, i have a plot on st davids site..
zoe pattinson :)

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Re: new Plot
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2010, 22:53 »
take the full nettle plants, stuff them into onion bag and place in water butt , great free fertiliser next year , MIND THE SMELL WHEN YOU STIR IT UP IN SPRING, 

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Re: new Plot
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2010, 23:40 »
Welcome to the forums  :)
As for the nettles id cut them down and chuck them in the compost, or make a home made (N) feed 



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