Horsetail manure is an effective fungicide in the control of most diseases affecting fruit trees but also vegetables in the vegetable garden.
Easy to achieve and quickly usable Horsetail can be harvested just about anywhere as it is one of the most common wild plants.
Finally, it is best 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 litres of rainwater (less limescale). Leave to macerate for 1 to 2 weeks. Do not use a metal container for maceration. Mix regularly.
We know that the horsetail manure is ready when the liquid is black and the leaves form a purée at the bottom of the container.
Then filter to remove any residue and have a perfectly clean liquid.
One variant is to bring this liquid to the boil for 20 minutes after 24 hours of maceration and then allow it to cool and filter.
This makes it possible to use the liquid manure faster.
Use of horsetail manure
Horsetail manure is mainly used for in spring and fall when the risk of disease is greatest.
> But being plant-friendly It can also be used the rest of the year.
It is used in spraying at a rate of 10% horsetail manure to 90% water.
If I put 9 litres of water, I will add 1 litre of liquid manure to have a good repellent against diseases.
Repeat spraying regularly to avoid the risk of disease.
Horsetail manure acts mainly on
Conservation of horsetail manure
Liquid manure can be stored for several weeks in a cool, dark place.
Also choose a airtight container and definitely not metal.