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When making the nettle 'tea' for compost in the bucket, do I put a lid on the top or just let the air get in and leave open?

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  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 6,327
    I'd cover it. It smells quite bad. Not as bad as comfrey, but quite bad
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • Mary370Mary370 Limerick, Ireland Posts: 2,003
    The smell is shocking. ......I made it last year and was empty retching......ended up tipping it down the drain.  
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,531
    In my experience, if you strain off the liquid after about six weeks, it doesn't smell as bad.  Nettle or çomfrey, you can put the rotted remains in the compost bin.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,470
    Just put a good lid on it (I use dustbins) and park it away from the house.
  • Thanks, covering seems to be the general consensus.

  • Mary370Mary370 Limerick, Ireland Posts: 2,003
    Be prepared for when the cover comes off and you are ready to use it   :o
  • Mary370Mary370 Limerick, Ireland Posts: 2,003
    Be prepared for when the cover comes off and you are ready to use it   :o
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