This Thread isn’t about feeding your plants But all about feeding your
Ok, first up what you’ll need to do this .
1.) 5 gal bucket
2.) 1 5 gal paint strainer
3.) An aquarium pump large enough to run three bubblers. Several feet of tubing, three air stones, a gang valve, plus a bucket. A porous bag for the compost, like a nylon stocking. A small air pump is sufficient for 10 gallons. If you want to use higher volumes of water, get a larger pump.
4.)Fungal Dominant Tea:
2 pounds (900g) fungal compost ( I used Worm Castings )
3-4 tablespoons (50ml) humic acids
2 teaspoons (10ml) yucca extract
4 teaspoons (23g) dry soluble kelp or 2 tablespoons of liquid kelp 4-5 teaspoons (20-25ml) fish hydrolysate.
Fish-based fertilizers are obtained in two forms, fish solubles known as emulsions, or enzymatic di- gested fish known as hydrolysates. Fish hydrolysate is cold processed (minced, enzymatically digested and liquefied) to preserve proteins for quick turnover by microbes into nutrients. Emulsions are created using heat; this removes valuable ingredients and denaturing nutrients. While both forms can benefit a compost tea, hydrolysates retain the natural oils from the fish that are a very potent fungal food.
Mineral catalysts: Catalysts, as we know, change the speed of a reaction. It‘s important to understand that microbes work indirectly via chemical decomposition.
And that it. Here is a pic of my Micro tea cooking while I type this.
It will bubble like this for 8 to 24 hours and it’s ready to serve up…
And this is what too look for…As your tea brews (8–24 hours) you will notice a layer of foam forming on the surface. This is a result of the proteins produced by biological growth and a good sign that your compost tea (or rather the life within) is flourishing. When brewing AACT, warm water favors biology, but lowers oxygen. Colder water slows biological growth…so brew AACT at a similar temperature to where it‘s being used. And this would be the soil your plant is in.
It is even possible to experience benefits from com- post tea with just one application. After all, you‘re dealing with living organisms that can populate and reproduce by themselves if given proper conditions
Here is what it will look like.
This last pic was taken at 7:30am this morning. The batch was started at 2:30pm yesterday. So as of know 8:00am she only has 6 1/2 hours left to brew. Then my girls are in for a treat. And the 4 plants I have growing for the Contest that i’m in here at ILGM