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Dec 7, 2014 4:30 PM CST
|So, this might be completely hairbrained, but here goes...
I used to brew my own Kombucha tea...full of beneficial bacteria, lots of micronutrients, etc...very easy to do in the warm garage....anyway, I'm wondering if there's a way to brew something for plants?
What if I had a starter source of microbes (like the "mother" when you brew kombucha) and grew it in a barrel of water with an air stone to oxygenate it?
Has anyone heard of it, and does it sound insane? I don't even know how to start Googling this....
"A garden isn't meant to be useful. It's for joy." - Rumer Godden
Dec 19, 2014 6:35 PM CST
|Try Googling "compost tea" and "manure tea".
Some people get away without even aerating their "teapot", but an airstone would be a great way to encourage the aerobic microbes.
I think it is smart to use a compost heap as the source of the inoculum. Plus, perhaps, a little soil taken from 6" down in your very best raised bed.
Some people add a little molasses as a sugar source.
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