feeding shrubs in autumn?

Jess Ni Bhroin asked 11 years ago

I have some comfrey/nettle tea left which I made in May. I’m wondering if it’s okay to still feed some of my tired looking shrubs with it at this time of year, and if it is possibly too old after 5 months brewing?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
There is no great harm in using it, but not much benefit either. Plants will not take up much now but the soil will hold some of the nutrients for next year.

If you have a compost heap you can use the comfrey tea on it. It is very good for halping to break down leaves. Or you can just keep it. Some of the nutrient value is lost as the tea ages because some decomposition takes place but it is still useful.