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Re: Compost teas?

Post  miinva on 4/1/2012, 9:40 pm

The guy in the second video has some interesting videos! I watched that one and have been watching others for a couple of hours now. Smile

http://www.youtube.com/user/Praxxus55712#g/u

Warning: He has a potty mouth *giggle*

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Post  Too Tall Tomatoes on 4/1/2012, 11:09 pm

@walshevak wrote:We have a lot of new folks. Though I'd bump this old thread. Shows both ways to make compost tea.

Kay


Thanks for the bump
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Post  shannon1 on 4/2/2012, 3:25 am

I just do it the way Mel taught in the org. SFG book or was it on the PBS show? gosh I hate getting older. Take a 5gal bucket put a scoop of compost in the bottom, nearly fill with water, cover, stir daily and poof in a week you have some great compost tea.
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Post  Too Tall Tomatoes on 4/2/2012, 8:38 am

@shannon1 wrote:I just do it the way Mel taught in the org. SFG book or was it on the PBS show? gosh I hate getting older. Take a 5gal bucket put a scoop of compost in the bottom, nearly fill with water, cover, stir daily and poof in a week you have some great compost tea.

I used to love that old show. What a Face
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Post  shannon1 on 4/3/2012, 12:54 am

@Too Tall Tomatoes wrote:
@shannon1 wrote:I just do it the way Mel taught in the org. SFG book or was it on the PBS show? gosh I hate getting older. Take a 5gal bucket put a scoop of compost in the bottom, nearly fill with water, cover, stir daily and poof in a week you have some great compost tea.

I used to love that old show. What a Face
Me too I was amazed to read the story in the ANSFG book about why it went off the air. I waited all week to watch.
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Post  Too Tall Tomatoes on 4/3/2012, 11:11 pm

@shannon1 wrote:
@Too Tall Tomatoes wrote:
@shannon1 wrote:I just do it the way Mel taught in the org. SFG book or was it on the PBS show? gosh I hate getting older. Take a 5gal bucket put a scoop of compost in the bottom, nearly fill with water, cover, stir daily and poof in a week you have some great compost tea.

I used to love that old show. What a Face
Me too I was amazed to read the story in the ANSFG book about why it went off the air. I waited all week to watch.

Honestly, part of the reason why I liked Mel back then was because he looked like Abraham Lincoln. At least he did to me.
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Post  quiltbea on 4/18/2012, 1:26 pm

Regarding the compost tea in the first video from Alaska, you have to remember that many gardens have huge crops in Alaska due to the amount of daylight they have all summer, NOT the compost tea that's added.

I've heard that letting compost tea steep for a week, straining it, and spraying it on the leaves of your plants (as a foliar spray) makes for healthier and more disease-free plants, but I just can't bring myself to put compost directly on what I might be eating tonite.
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Post  Too Tall Tomatoes on 4/18/2012, 3:23 pm

@quiltbea wrote:but I just can't bring myself to put compost directly on what I might be eating tonite.

Even if you wash it well??
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Post  quiltbea on 4/18/2012, 3:35 pm

@Too Tall......While working in the garden I often taste a piece of this or a piece of that and can't bother with trying to remember if and when I sprayed something with foliar spray. Ugh! I prefer to pour it around the base of the plants fresh the same day, thank you.
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