Green Thumb
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Forgot To Dechlorinate Water For Compost Tea

I got all the stuff in the bucket, then filled it up with water and started bubbling it and then I realized, I forgot to dechlorinate the water first. How much is this going to mess up the tea?

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just throw in some more compost.

The Helpful Gardener
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Um, you will definitely need more compost as you whacked the first lot instantly. Your water company is working at opposite ends from you; you are trying to culture fungus and bacteria and they are trying to kill them...

By now the aeration should have gassed off the worst of the chlorine, but the chloromine doesn't gas off; dechlorinate before the second addition...


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