5th Week Pictures

Summer has run away with us, I’m a few weeks behind in posting pictures. But we’ve been having sooo much fun! I hope you have too.

We’ve had a wonderful few days walking down to water the garden & catch fireflies. My injured foot is healed enough to get back to work in the garden, with proper shoes of course. I have the last bit of planting to do. Quick turn last years lasagna gardens, for late squash & watermelons.

I’d read about fermented nettle tea as a fertilizer, and had some in the tea herbs and thought I’d make my own. I haven’t fermented anything on purpose till this. I added about 1 tablespoon of dried nettles, and a good pinch of dried raspberry leaves for calcium, poured about 2 cups of hot water over it and caped the jar. I shook it every day to mix it up, and opened the lid to check if it had fermented yet. I knew if started when the lid popped when opening it the 3rd day. I let it sit a another 2 days to really get it working, letting the pressure out each day. I then diluted it to make 2 watering cans full, and watered all the garden babies.


About dancingkarmamama

I'm a natural food and home loving mama. My biggest job/joy is nurturing my two favorite people in the world, my husband and daughter. Gardening, cooking, and tromping through the forest are my passion.
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