Lilies forum: compost tea

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Name: Dave
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Nhra_20
May 19, 2017 8:46 PM CST
has anyone used compost tea? specifically in the box? The details sound like it could be some great stuff!
Name: Joe
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Joebass
May 20, 2017 5:22 AM CST
I have not Dave. What do you mean, in the box?
Name: Dave
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Nhra_20
May 20, 2017 5:59 AM CST
http://www.paradigmgardens.com.... Here is a link and a picture. The stuff sounds like it could be really beneficial. Especially in an older established garden.
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Name: Tracey
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magnolialover
May 20, 2017 6:15 AM CST

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I have not used that product specifically but started using kelp last year pretty regularly after taking with a plant hybridizer at NALS.
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Leftwood
May 20, 2017 2:55 PM CST
I don't think there can be any downside to using a product like that. But it's probably more advantageous for new gardens, that are more antiseptic in their make up, rather than old ones that have had time for mother nature to work with them naturally. I don't see it as a replacement for real compost, not that it is supposed to be. There is no bulk to keep all the good things in it happy and multiplying: that will depend on your garden (or wherever you apply it).

Be sure NOT to use your tap water when mixing it up. The chlorination will hamper its effectiveness from the get-go. Rainwater, distilled water or well water would be best.

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