Compost Tea Recipe

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6 Responses to Compost Tea Recipe

  1. shawn says:

    Is it possible to use to much mollases when brewing tea. If so what will the results be ? (stunted growth and low yeilds?) I use 250ml per 50 liters of water.
    thank you so much for your help

    • admin says:

      For 50 liters of water, 200ml of molasses might be better if that is the only nutrient you are adding. Too many nutrients can end up being food for competitive organisms. However, if you use the tea immediately, a little molasses on your plants should not hurt them. Have you observed stunted growth?
      I put some home-brewed EM1 on some grape plants that still smelled like molasses. The local elk smelled it, paid me a visit and ate the leaves with the molasses on them at night.endend

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  3. shawn says:

    Thanks been a long time trying. 50 liters water. 30 mm liquard kelp, 125 mm fish hydrolosate 200 mm molases Brew for 24 hours 21 to 25 C Use about 400gm earthworm castings
    Grow many veg but focus on tomatos

  4. Florie Brown says:

    Thank you very much for this book it was my first introduction to compost tea making, that is I am coming back to using it as I have more time to devote to the practice and I am a soil food web student with Dr Elaine Ingham.

    • adminelf777 says:

      Thanks Florie
      I am looking forward to brewing up a batch as well soon. I have a little worm bed dedicated to it. I’ve got a little 1000 sq. foot grass/clover lawn that I let my two cows in to feed on, but it’s also where I like to watch the sunset, so I shovel up their “gifts” into a worm bed. It’s amazing how fresh the material can be and they will still go for it. However, I just put it on top.
      Glad to here Dr. Elaine is still teaching?

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