Compost Tea Experiment #1
Drawing from The Compost Tea Brewing Manual 5th ed. by Dr. Elaine Ingham I've just produced and distributed my first batch of active aerobic balanced bacterial/ fungal compost tea.Tags: gardening compost Current Location: Home
The recipe would be something like this:
In a plastic trash can mix:
3 X 5 gallon buckets of well finished compost
1 X 1/2 full 5 gallon bucket of comfrey / horse manure tea
16 oz Organic Molasses
8 oz approx. kelp, atlantic, pwd that has been waiting for this moment for like years
3 X 5 gallon buckets of (mosquito-y) water that has sat in the green house, as thermal mass, for months
Start adding water to fill, and realize that the plastic trash can has a small leak near the bottom.
Transfer all ingredients to the 70 gallon stock tank you just happen to have sitting around, after emptying it. Get it set up in the 'perfect place' by the west wall of the house near the electrical outlet. Plug in and hang off the edge of the stock tank the aquarium pump you finally got around to buying last week. Fill stock tank to about 50 gallons with rainwater. Let it work about 24 hours while stirring it with a shovel 3-4 times just to keep any anaerobes on the run.
Bucket out, diluting about 50% to the front apricot, goji berry, and some of the roses the first night.
Then add water to the remains and continue to aerate for another 12 hours.
Bucket out to the North hops, and Cherry tree.
That should do wonders for the soil biodiversity!