I informed you that I would experiment on a small section on home made fertilizer. I did not use inorganic fertilizer at all. I instructed the farm worker to spray the home made fertilizer twice a wk.
Finally, harvesting time came! I honestly wasn't sure. But today, when they harvested (my mom was there, I was in Nairobi where I work and live, they got eight (8) bags from a very small piece of land! They said the harvest was all huge size potatoes, no small sizes that you keep for seed!In the month of August I had harvested from 3 and a half acres, which I had harvested earlier, and the yield was very low.
I am very, very excited! Got some thousands in my pocket!
It works! It works!!
That article you wrote in the SEEDS OF GOLD has revolutionized my farming from now on. Will make very, very good use of it. From Thursday this wk, I am beginning to plant 8 acres of potatoes. I had plenty to seed from previous harvest.
Thank you Anja Weber!
How to make it....
2. Use your panga or secateurs to chop all materials up, roughly into the size of your hand. (For stinging nettle you better wear gloves!)
3. Fill the bucket with the chopped up material.
6. Use a big stick to stir your "brew" daily to incorporate oxygen. The more oxygen you can incorporate, the better.
7. Leave the "brew" for about 2 weeks, stirring daily.
10. Store it in a closed container in a dark, cool place until you want to use it.
How to use it...
2. Apply it with a watering can to the root zone of each plant or use a knapsack sprayer to apply it as a foliar feed. No protection gear is needed.
This simple and quick method provides you with a good and cheap source of fertilizers that can be easily stored and safely applied any time.