GARLIC WATER

Used by the ancient Egyptians for its healing properties garlic in the fight against bacteria is know world wide and is invaluable to any hen keeper of modern day. Garlic is high in sulphur and is toxic to the parasites that reside in our hens gut. Garlic is great as a natural wormer as well as the fact it reduces the aroma on a hens manure. Unlike the wormers advertised at great cost in stores as well as on-line garlic contains sulphur at such levels that it kills the parasites in the hens stomach. Some wormers only flush the live worms and parasites out of your hen in one of its many daily droppings, however they more often than not come out alive, and with hens having better eyesight than many a creature, humans included, they see the parasite, worm etc wiggle and eat it back up as a live food source and so the process of your hens parasite problem starts immediatly again. This does not occur with garlic water  and on our gardens we grow our own garlic safe in the knowledge that it is naturally organic with nothing at all added. Containing vitamins and minerals making this is one of the best products I can give to my girls, and the answer to the question you are wondering, which is the question that I get asked the most is NO, you can't taste the garlic in the eggs your hens lay. 

HOME MADE ORGANIC FISH EMULSION

Beingone of our longest running sellers fish emulsion was the first product we made and like our full range of products totally natural and organic, meaning as there is nothing artificial added our product cannot harm or burn the roots of plants. Some commercial feeds can taint the leaves of certain plants while other side effects include burning your plants root and destroying that years crop. Containing all the trace elements of its natural ingredients our fish emulsion probably has more uses than most products we sell. For example, the fish emulsion can be used with great results on flowers, lawned areas, fruit and vegetables equally.  Originaly this liquid had quite a pungent aroma but over the years we now have the deodorised version, still has a little kick in the aroma department but given that its main ingredient is (fish) this is now considerably reduced. High in nitrogen one of the best uses we have for this has been our sweetcorn, being a lover of nitrogen our sweetcorn provides us with six feet high stems all bursting with succulent ears of corn. Over the past few years this has shown considerable promise in the leek and onion department, however not as a foliar spray as this turns the leaves a rust colour, but fed around the base of the plant directly around the roots. Using this on tomato plants this is excellent as an all round feeder from the seedling stage up through to the fruiting stage his has proven to make for an excellent foliar spray either early morning or late evening, before sun is up and after sun sets. As a direct root feeder to and with an array of other crops. You may be growing. 

HOME MADE ORGANIC COMFREY TEA

one of the many products I make on our gardens and one of our most popular and best sellers, an excellent liquid tomato feed and suitable for many other fruits and flowers, comfrey plants have one of the longest roots of any plant. Stretching downwards it can reach depths of up to ten feet and using its long roots it brings up nutrients from the depths of the earth and stores them in its giant leaves. By allowing this plant to grow two feet high and spreading outwards with many leaves there is potential to harvest this plant up to four times a year. You can take comfrey from its plant form into liquid form in around two weeks, like fine wine the liquid gets better with age meaning our comfrey tea matures for between 9-12 months. Once bottled it's resembles weak tea from its early stages all the way through to a black inky looking Thicker liquid by nine months. With an added bonus that this is a natural source and it contains and holds natural liquid from the depths of the earth which your hens absolutly adore. 

This is my customers first real harvest I grow a little fruit and vegetables for my girls and my family and I plus a little extra to give away to my customers to say thank you for buying my eggs, the monies collected all go towards the upkeep, feed, treats and care of my 78 boys and girls.

Listed on this page are some of the homemade organic products I have been making and selling with success over the years, it is only now that I have been convinced to share my experiences in an online blog. I only feed my garden on raw organic matter that I make myself with ingredients sourced naturally from my gardens, a lot of people view weeds as a nuisance and pest, I dedicate sections of my gardens to growning these weeds. I then mix things up a bit by adding other weeds nettles included till I get the perfect feed., not only for my garden but for my hens.  For example, I make my own hen Cree spray, a totally and natural organic spray that keeps the red mite etc at bay,  I also make my own girls upset tummy medicines.  I make my own carrot and courgette feed. using different ingredients I make my own giant leek feed, and using other weeds I make my own sweet corn feed which is a probably one of my best selling items. I make my own folia feeds for tomato plant drenches which result in some pretty tasty fruits. And I make my own bug pesticide sprays (all organic) which keeps the nasties from laying their eggs on the undersides of my cabbage leaves, this stops the butterfly moth from laying on my leaves as the resulting off-spring hatch they decimate the cabbage leaves then simply move on to the next plant, leaving rows and rows of eaten green leaves in their wake. No more.. I now have full luscious greens with no holes in them. I grow comfrey plants which are a great feed for my chickens but I also turn this into comfrey tea for my tomato plant food and I sell any left over. The benefits of each feed I make in relation to the plants i grow are so beneficial to garden and hen alike. Its little wonder then that by growing and harvesting all my own natural ingredients that my products sell on-line all year round. 

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Anthony metcalfe