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Offline raw-al

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Compost Tea
« on: April 22, 2015, 04:28:06 am »
Here is some ideas. I've done a basic version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj4FL0u1wvg

I was thinking of using my oxygen accumulator to speed up the process..
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Re: Compost Tea
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2015, 07:53:00 pm »
Compost Tea is a Liquid Gold fertilizer for flowers, vegetables and houseplants
, after going through a lot of websites and searching through most of the articles about the compost tea i think your idea of using a oxygen accumulator to speed up the process is a good idea up till it is under control

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Re: Compost Tea
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2015, 09:37:28 pm »
How long do you let it cook?
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Re: Compost Tea
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2015, 09:52:41 pm »
I made compost tea by an overnight soaking of already-composted material in water. I did the actual composting the normal way, allowing piled-up materials heat up and decompose, turning the pile for aeration. I know that aerating irrigation water is great in hydroponics, but I'm not sure of the results if you aerate compost tea.

Don't forget, long Alaskan summer days makes crops grow to enormous size anyway.
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Re: Compost Tea
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2015, 10:00:17 pm »
I lived in NE Canada for many years and unless it is very different in AK, the problem is that the AK summer is intense but short. So even though days are long the season is short.

I visited Inuvik a couple of times (NWT Canada) which is inside the Arctic Circle. I went for a walk @ about 4 AM and there was kids outside playing. The sun never sets. It's quite strange for us.
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