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PostSubject: Compost Tea   Fri Jul 03, 2009 12:23 am

5 gallon pail
fish pump
air stone
1 litre of compost (worm castings)
nylons or chessecloth
5' of aquarium pump hose


Fill 5 gallon pail with rain water. Add air stone (the more air the better) to bottom of pail connected to the fish pump with some hose. Run pump in water for 2 - 3 hours. Put compost into a nylon or cheese cloth and tie closed; suspend it so the compost remains off the bottom of the pail. Leave pump running in water with compost for 24 - 30 hours at 70 degrees F. Remove compost bag, this is still useable, throw it the garden. Allow to run for another 12 hours for maximum bacteria for your garden health. Put in watering container and apply directly to plants. Can also be placed in sprayer; however straining is recommended first sot hat sprayer is not clogged. This can be applied directly to the foiliage. Be sure to spray the underside of the leaves too.

A teaspoon of molasses is good for grasses and turfs.
A teaspoon of liquid seaweed or fish oils is good for fungal growth in the tea. This is good for shrubs and woody type plants.
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