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    If using the leachate as a fertiliser, what ratio is recommended to use with a gallon of water? I've only had the bin a short while and have drained the leachate once.

  • #2
    I've just been adding whatever I get to a 2 gallon watering can each week. No idea if that's right but I can't see that it would do any harm.


    • #3
      You can use it neat, it doesn't need to be watered down.


      • Nick
        Nick commented
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        This is the advice on the web site.
        Always dilute liquid fertiliser (leachate) at a ratio of 1:10 (1 part liquid fertiliser (leachate) to 10 parts water)

      • jgarvani
        jgarvani commented
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        Nick where did you see this because the last sentence on page says it "can then be used undiluted as a lovely liquid feed on your garden"

    • #4
      I have the same concern. It looks like pretty potent stuff. Too potent I would have thought to be used neat.Also, does any one know whether the leachate is likely to be nitrate rich or potash rich?