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Q.Does An Undiluted Mix Of Stinging Neetle Kill Weeds?

Zone Kenya | Anonymous added on December 26, 2020 | Answered

I do potato farming in Kenya, and currently I am using organic fertilizer (tithonia, comfrey, stinging nettle, egg shells, onion peels). I soak them in water until they stop bubbling. Then spray either on leaves on into the spray, weekly. The results are amazing.

I read from your post that undiluted stinging nettle is a good herbicide. If I apply it on the farm, undiluted, say, two weeks before planting, will it kill the weeds?


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Answered on December 27, 2020

I did some research on this question and have found nothing relevant to herbicidal properties in stinging nettle. I think it might make a better weed fertilizer since it contains quite a few nutrients. I haven't found any indication that it would kill weeds. Here's an article that may help you decide: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/nettle/nettle-as-fertilizer.htm

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