Anyone here make this? Is it worth the trouble?
I found an article in a local store magazine detailing how to aerate a batch of compost tea to grow the good bacteria, and it looks like fun.
Has anyone here brewed their own compost tea?
Bacteria and fungi are actually the main goal when composting or brewing tea's. For example, with compost, who do you think is eating all the organic matter, producing all that heat, and giving us that great black earth smelling end product?NRB wrote:Good info, thanks!
After reading some of the links from that thread, I now wonder about the bacteria. Spraying E.coli on my tomatoes is something I'd like to avoid.
[url=https://www.uvm.edu/vtvegandberry/factsheets/composttea.html]UVM[/url] mentions sanitizing equipment and warns against adding sugars. That gets my attention. Foliar feeding seems to be the way to go. Ceratinly, you don't want to spray crops right before harvest, but does anyone ever check the bacteria level? Is it a concern with using this tea for you? I know compost can harbor a lot of nasty stuff and brewing compost tea could easily encourage undesireable microbes.
Any concerns or precautions taken in your garden?