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Post  has55 on 5/20/2016, 6:11 pm

FAQ -- Frequently Asked Questions about the soil food web that you would ask your mom or dad Smile
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Fungi to bacteria ratio

Chemistry of the fungi to bacteria ratio

Different mulches for bacteria and fungi
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Post  Kelejan on 5/20/2016, 9:35 pm

@has55 wrote:I found more info on using compost tea that's fungally dominated to stop and prevent disease in tomatoes.
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I am beginning to feel that I am learning a lot that I never knew before.  Thanks for your links, has55.

I am really getting the fact that adding lime and other chemicals, etc. kills the soil web.  Also the fact that it is like feeding them Christmas Dinner every day. Very Happy
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Post  jimmy cee on 5/20/2016, 10:10 pm

@has55 wrote:I'll like to keep two  5 gallons bucket going. I need to get my verimicomposting garden buckets full again, but been busy with irrigation repair. On my last leg. But compost is cheap to get. At this stage I been applying my small compost to the beds and it's a small amount at this time. But I can get cotton burr compost, etc... at the feed store.

I can't find a way to contact Jeff for the amount of time to add the fungal compost, except to do it at the end, but no duration time mentioned. I'm going to review the bountea procedure, because they add fungi at the end of the compost time. I'll see if they have a duration time in their video or I'll contact them and post back.
I reread that and next time I do the fungal I will add the compost as soon as I shut air off, after straining.
They appear to be extremely delicate.
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Post  has55 on 5/21/2016, 7:22 am

Jimmy Cee, thay say add fungal material at the end, but we need to aerate 30 mins to 60 mins to tease the fungus off the compost.
After watching the old bountea video, I going to try the siphon method with my water water wand to spread the compost tea. This is much faster. 

Do you or anyone else have experience on how long it will take to siphon out all the water from a f gallon  bucket?
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@has55 wrote:Jimmy Cee, thay say add fungal material at the end, but we need to aerate 30 mins to 60 mins to tease the fungus off the compost.
After watching the old bountea video, I going to try the siphon method with my water water wand to spread the compost tea. This is much faster. 

Do you or anyone else have experience on how long it will take to siphon out all the water from a f gallon  bucket?
I didn't notice that time element 30 to 60 minutes for teasing fungi. I will recheck that. The fungi if I'm not in error does not increase in the brewing tea, they just get larger.  As far as siphoning. I'll just dip out and use as I am not sure about the sizes of my sprinkler holes. This is all new to me and I need to gain some experience and see how my plants do...If they improve over what I am doing now..they will explode..
I would like to get into the leaf spraying as I like that idea.
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Post  has55 on 5/22/2016, 1:15 am

In the book, Jeff does not give a time for teasing off the fungi from the compost. He just wrote to add it at the end of the brewing cycle. That part was missing. On the bountea video they give a time. I think it in the old video(1st) and the 2nd video.
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This article had another way of spraying compost tea. I pull it out of the article. It's very informative and full of questions and answers. I hope it's helpful.

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There is another option. Say you have an airlift vortex ACT bioreactor but to run it with a mesh bag would be kinda silly. You want to run it through a sprayer or irrigation set up. If your unit has a drain valve/spout, then just put a pail under it with a piece of mesh tied across the top. For this we use nylon window screen (800 to 1000 microns mesh size). Because some residue will block the passage we do not want to use 400 microns for this. Open the valve and as organic matter builds up on the screen scoop it off into another bucket. This prevents a build up which will block microbes but also allows you to save the ones that do get blocked, along with the organic matter for topdressing your soil or throwing into the compost pile. You can obviously see why a filter internal to a pipe or hose just won’t work.

Okay, I know that sounds like work. There is another way…the way we do it. Just empty out your ACT maker into the pail, use a mesh bag (800 to 1000 microns) with a sump pump dropped into it, hook the sump pump to a hose. There is your sprayer or waterer or irrigation hookup. When we don’t care about getting residue on leaf surfaces, like our corn or the lawn, we use a trash sump pump with no bag and a thumb over the end of the hose.
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1. Dilution, 2. Adding Ingredients to a Finished Brew, and 3. Review of Some Common Myths.
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Post  jimmy cee on 5/23/2016, 8:31 am

Great tip on using screen for a filter, never considered that one, thanks
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Post  has55 on 5/23/2016, 1:25 pm

the microbe organic website article contains a wealth of ideas and info about compost tea. He has put enough info on the site as if we had attended the soil web inc classes that cost 3-4000.00, but the info is free. Ho offered other ways to do compost teas and ways to confirmed bacteria and fungi growth. I putting 3 videos from the site, but their many more. I'm still reading.







there are more videos that show the bacteria,fungi growth over several hrs.
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Post  sanderson on 5/23/2016, 3:47 pm

The look through the microscope was fascinating.

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Post  has55 on 5/23/2016, 5:29 pm

@sanderson wrote:The look through the microscope was fascinating.
 I loved the flagellate dance. of division
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Post  has55 on 5/23/2016, 5:32 pm

@jimmy cee wrote:Great tip on using screen for a filter, never considered that one, thanks
I have a 20 yr small old sump pump that would easily fit in my five gallon bucket. It's someplace in my well disorganized shed. Do you know how fast they pump out water. I can use that instead of a sprayer or concrete sprayer.
If I can get my VCB's going and a 5 gallon  bucket for the tea  ,the homemade fungi for the end of brew and make that  that simple airlift vortex pump with the simple recipe of adding molasses ,I'll be good to go. i'm going to send a email to him about the nematodes data he presented. It look like I will need to make my own after all, which would take about 10  days, but last the year. I have that type off pump, but I got to find it. This summer is get organized summer of 2016.
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Post  has55 on 5/23/2016, 6:28 pm

the beginning and the end of the above video were good and simple, but the middle got too technical. Sorry about that. I should have watched  all of the video before posting it.
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Post  has55 on 5/23/2016, 10:47 pm

making a batch of compost tea using the boogie brew pro product. They give the product formula away free on their  site.

Boogie Brew Compost Tea

 I found a local dealer near Alliance Airport in Ft. Worth, tx and bought it for 34.00 for a 3 lbs sack. It will make 50 gallons. That's 10  batches using a five gallon bucket. It comes out a little more than 3.00. So we see how it work. It a two step process. 1/2 cup from bag and placed in the water, aerate and gp do something else, while it brews.
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Post  has55 on 5/24/2016, 9:31 am

very good price for amendments

TEA FOR PLANTS / TEA FOR THE PLANET
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Post  has55 on 5/25/2016, 10:23 am

2nd batch of compost tea applied to plants. last batch approx 2 weeks ago, i think. I see some powdery mildew on cucumber and maybe watermelon. I did not make a fungi tea yet. The boogie brew has some fungi, but it in the brewing process. We see how that works out, if it slows or stop the mildew. The TWM books, add fungi at the end for a good amount. The microbes organics website show images of fungi hyphae in the tea after brewing, but I'm sure it not at the concentration using TWM method. I planned on doing that next and use a sump pump. Boy that spraying get old fast. I need to get mu VCG buckets going to have that quality vermicompost. 
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Post  has55 on 5/25/2016, 1:10 pm

I found these videos that should make it simple to spread the compost tea and super duper low cost. Great time saver.


this to get basic idea. mines is 30-35 years old. I thought I needed freshen up.


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Post  has55 on 5/28/2016, 11:11 am

Found a PDF on the net by Dr. Elaine Ingham.

The Compost Tea Brewing Manual
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Post  has55 on 5/28/2016, 11:25 am

Interesting.

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Post  jimmy cee on 5/28/2016, 9:54 pm

I'll surely get to these as son a it rains, can't get away from the garden...thanks has55
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Post  has55 on 5/29/2016, 10:45 am

     " Urban Composting with Dr. Elaine Ingham || Valhalla Movement Network"

good teaching.

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