I'm not too sure about eating neem but a blender would certainly help! Especially when making in bulk. As it is, I only chop enough for a day's use as I don't know the effective shelf/refrigerated life of a DIY pesticide containing garlic and chilli.
Would anyone know?
No worries! :)
I fried up some of the beans for dinner. They're simply delicious! I'm glad I decided to give it another go. It wasn't long ago I was ready to give up on beans completely.
Yes, as I recall from something similar posted on this forum earlier on.
Very nice Joseph! Be sure to save some seeds.
Excellent beans Joseph :-) Ah Comfrey juice ... how do you make that? Comfrey tea I know about but not juice.
It may be the same thing?
I collect the "juice" by stuffing shredded comfrey leaves and stalks into a bottle with a stone for weight. As the leaves disintegrate, the liquid is collected at the bottom through a hole drilled into the bottle cap. See picture below.
Mmm! Fascinating system for extracting nutrients ... Comfrey and anything else which is anaerobic (without oxygen) attracts anaerobic bacteria and they give off the offensive smell. If the end of the bottle is removed and it must be to allow the stone to be put there, then oxygen is in the bottle and the liquid is open to the air so that's taken care of the conditions. A creative solution to a usually vexed issue of stink :-) well done Joseph!
Thanks Elaine but I can't claim credit for the idea. I found it on the internet.
Elaine, I remember you saying you've grown comfrey for many years. When is the best time to subdivide the roots? Should I wait until autumn? Thanks.