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The tomatoes are starting to ripen and need a boost. A little dose of chicken manure pellets will do, but there is an abundance of nettles here, and nettle water is reputed to do wonders. Just pick a big bunch of nettles.

Submerge them in a barrel of water.

Let them sit and ferment (rot) for a couple of weeks, and then use the liquid as a fertilizer (diluted 1 to 10). It’s especially good for tomatoes that need lots of nitrogen, and all other vegetables.

Nettles are an early springtime favorite, but while picking vegetables for the market, I noticed my nettles had grown bushy again.

So once again nettle soup.

Here’s what you need:

– fresh nettles
– onions
– tofu
– miso
– oil and water

Do like this:
– saute sliced onions
– add water and chopped nettles
– bring to boil
– add cubed tofu
– boil a few minutes
– turn off heat
– add miso to taste

Very good for you!