Mullein fertilizer - when and how to apply

It would seem, what kind of fertilizer can be simpler than cow dung and suitable for all crops? And it turns out that the uncontrolled use of one of the simplest natural fertilizers can harm your garden instead of benefit.

How to apply mullein fertilizer so that it will be beneficial and have a beneficial effect on the growth and development of plants?

If we disassemble the chemical composition of the mullein, we will see that it contains very useful organic substances and trace elements:

  • nitrogen;
  • potassium;
  • phosphorus;
  • molybdenum;
  • iron;
  • copper;
  • sulfur;
  • boron;
  • manganese.

But many plants do not tolerate direct application of fresh manure. Therefore, the best way to fertilize the soil with a mullein is to apply it in the fall, when the crops are harvested from the beds. It would be optimal to dig up the soil to a depth of about 15-20 cm and apply manure in the amount of 30-40 kg for every 10 square meters.

If you plant, for example, carrots immediately after the application of manure, it can begin to branch strongly, its roots turn out to be very large, light and tasteless. And, it would seem, the manure was supposed to help the plant develop better and make its fruits more tasty.

If in the fall you did not manage to fertilize the beds with a mullein, then in the spring it is better to abandon this venture altogether or add a well-rotted mullein to the soil for crops.

If the mullein fertilizer is well dried, then in this case, in thin layers, it can be used to feed the beds with cucumbers. For other vegetable crops, it is necessary to prepare a fermented manure solution. This will require mixing 4 buckets of water and 1 bucket of manure. Top dressing is carried out with a diluted solution in a ratio of 1:10 or 1: 5, depending on the growing season.

User avatar Ivan Sergeev

I always add some cowshed to a metal barrel where I collect rainwater for irrigation. With this water I water any plants in my garden both in spring and summer. Despite the small content of fertilizer in the hearth, it completely goes to its intended purpose.