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Post  dilewis on 6/18/2014, 3:37 am

my hubby started putting leaves and old prunnings in a n old water but and now six onths later there is a green liquid seeping out can i use this as a feed how uch should i dilute it and what will the coposition of it be   ie nitrogen     and what should i use it for ie flowers   greens thanks for any help in advance  di
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Post  camprn on 6/18/2014, 6:50 am

Hi there, look up how to use compost tea. You would want to dilute it, but I cannot remember the ratio tea to water.

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Post  jimmy cee on 6/18/2014, 7:04 pm

10 to 1 ???
If I recall, however I would check further before using this.
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Post  camprn on 6/18/2014, 8:29 pm

@jimmy cee wrote:10 to 1 ???
If I recall, however I would check further before using this.
That would be water to tea?

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Post  dilewis on 6/19/2014, 2:40 am

thanks for the info reading about compost tea on the net it sounds as if it should be aerated and used within a month
if left long time like mine it should not be used anybody else heard that
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Post  camprn on 6/19/2014, 9:04 am

@dilewis wrote:thanks for the info reading about compost tea on the net it sounds as if it should be aerated and used within a month
if left long time like mine it should not be used anybody else heard that
doesn't need aeration. The whole business is gimmicky in my opinion. My recommendation, If you have the concentrate an add it to H2O and stir, there is plenty of O2 available. Mix a test batch. Do not use it as a foliar spray just yet.

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Post  Boz on 6/19/2014, 10:45 am

If it smells bad it is bad. Throw it away.
If you used manure in your compost there could be e coli in it. If you use an extract or tea from this compost don't use it on leaf crops.
An excelant non technical article on tea Compost Tea
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Post  Boz on 6/19/2014, 11:05 am

The article from the University of Vermont was published in 2005. There has been continued research done since them. Most of the current research that I am familiar with was done by Dr. Elaine Ingham. She is founder of the soil food web and head researcher for the Rodale Institute.
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