Horsetail manure is an effective fungicide in the fight against most of the diseases that affect fruit trees but also vegetables in the garden.
Easy to make and quickly usable, horsetail can be harvested almost everywhere because it is one of the most common wild plants.
Finally, know that it is better to avoid growing it in your own garden because its invasive nature is important.
Technique for making horsetail manure
- Pick 1 kg of fresh leaves.
- Add 9 liters of rainwater (less lime).
- Leave to macerate for 1 to 2 weeks.
- Do not use a metal container for maceration.
- Mix regularly.
We know that thehorsetail manure is ready when the liquid is black and the leaves form a puree at the bottom of the container.
- Then filter to remove any residue and have a perfectly clean liquid.
A variant consists of bringing this liquid to a boil for 20 minutes after 24 hours of maceration and then leaving to cool and then filter.
This allowsuse the liquid manure more quickly.
Use of horsetail manure
Horsetail manure is mainly used in spring and fall, when the risk of disease is greatest.
> But being safe for plants, it can also be used the rest of the year.
It is used as a spray at a rate of 10% horsetail manure for 90% water.
- If I put in 9 liters of water, I will therefore add 1l of liquid manure to have a good repellent against diseases.
Repeat spraying regularly to avoid any risk of disease.
Horsetail manure acts mainly on
- The mildew
- Black rot or fruit rot
- The peach leaf curl
- The blister of the vine
Storing horsetail manure
Liquid manure can be stored for several weeks in a rather cool place, sheltered from light.
Also choose a totally airtight container and especially not in metal.