TIL the difference between my 4 favorite hard cheeses: http://www.talkoftomatoes.com/blog/2010/07/difference-parmesan-reggiano-pecorino-asiago-romano #cooking
#DIY liquid plant feed. We have chopped up the leaves & branches from the #Comfrey plant & have placed them in this old bokashi bin. A heavy rock is on top to hold the foliage down, then I added water until it was just covering the plant material.
The lid is now on the bin and in 3-6 weeks I'll have my homemade liquid plant feed. A couple of notes:
1. Make sure you use kitchen gloves from now on when handling the liquid. Comfrey liquid stinks & if you get it on your hands/skin it will take ages to wash off. Honestly, don't get it on your skin.
2. For using on plants, it's quite concentrated, so use 15 parts water to 1 part comfrey.
3. Comfrey contains N & K, that is, nitrogen and potassium (potash). Because it has very deep roots, it also contains trace minerals.
4. You can also use the leaves as a mulch
5. The cultivar I grow is Symphytum 'Bocking 14', which doesn't self-seed everywhere.
6. Useful article on history, uses, benefits https://www.permaculture.co.uk/articles/comfrey-its-history-uses-benefits
I've begun my third round of döstädning - Swedish "death cleaning" - and have so far given away a ridiculous amount of clothes, an heirloom desk, and my collection of Shel Silverstein books. My house is more spacious and my heart is more full. Maybe you want to try it? https://www.countryliving.com/home-maintenance/cleaning/a45190/what-is-swedish-death-cleaning/
Just finished this book, "Reconciliation," by Thich Nhat Hanh. He reiterates things a little more than I need, but I guess it's better than the alternative. Anyway, check it out if you have some old wounds that need tending to. https://plumvillage.org/books/reconciliation/
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