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Post  jjocsak on 10/16/2013, 10:39 am

Does anyone know of a good wetting agent to add to my sprayer for use with BT or Compost tea?
I have tried Coco-Wet which works but some say it kills microbes and bacteria.


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Post  pattipan on 10/16/2013, 12:16 pm

@jjocsak wrote:Does anyone know of a good wetting agent to add to my sprayer for use with BT or Compost tea?
I have tried Coco-Wet which works but some say it kills microbes and bacteria.
Some gardeners soak Ivory soap in water to use. A pure castile soap would be better, I think (such as Kirk's Fragrance Free). Soak the bar in warm water for a few minutes and then use a small amount of the liquid.

You can also buy liquid castile soap. I've used Dr. Bronner's Peppermint liquid castile soap. Deters flea beetles as well as acting as a surfacant.

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Post  jjocsak on 10/16/2013, 12:27 pm

I'm wondering if it will have any affect (bad) on the microbes in my compost tea spray?
Or, will it kill the bacterial in BT spray?


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