Soil and Compost forum: Worm poo harvest!

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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
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Gerris2
Jun 17, 2017 3:54 PM CST
I harvested about a quarter of my Rubbermaid Bin of worm poo. It was such fun digging it out. It was the consistency of rich moist fudge brownies, quite moist and perfect for my uses. The harvest yielded about 4.5 gallons / 17 liters. I immediately got a batch of activated worm poo tea brewing. The container plants will receive it tomorrow woohoo!

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Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Jun 17, 2017 3:57 PM CST
Hurray! I harvested some a couple of weeks ago but used it as-is on top of the soil under leaf mulch. I also grabbed a couple of handfuls the other day to add to some potted plants that are host to whiteflies. Maybe next harvest will go to compost tea - got new sprayer to use.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
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Gerris2
Jun 17, 2017 4:02 PM CST
This studf is the best soil amendment ever for the garden!

I added about 16 ounces of castings to the water. To the water I also added 8 ounces of dried seaweed powder. The basement smells like the seashore. Hahaha
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Jun 17, 2017 5:09 PM CST
Do remember to stir it frequently.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
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Gerris2
Jun 17, 2017 5:11 PM CST
I have an air bubbler pushing air through a long aquarium stone so it keeps the water moving and oxygenated.
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Jun 17, 2017 5:12 PM CST
That's even better!
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
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Gerris2
Jun 19, 2017 5:27 PM CST
It is getting foamy on top. I will apply it to the container plants tomorrow night.

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Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Jun 20, 2017 6:44 AM CST
What dilution rate are you using for the application?
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
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Gerris2
Jun 20, 2017 10:46 AM CST
I will not dilute it at all. Do I need to dilute it?
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Jun 20, 2017 12:45 PM CST
Yes, you do need to dilute. Otherwise, too much of a good thing. Smiling I've seen ratios from 4 part water to 1 part compost tea up to 10:1 ratios. Also, don't use chlorinated water.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
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Gerris2
Jun 20, 2017 3:24 PM CST
What I am aerating is not leachate.
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Jun 20, 2017 4:18 PM CST
Based on your original recipe, you should be ok.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
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Gerris2
Jun 21, 2017 10:10 AM CST
I always worry that I am going to kill my plants after I apply the worm tea. I gave each of the plants their share of worm tea last night and said a prayer haha. This morning each plant was well, looking perky.
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Jun 21, 2017 1:26 PM CST
Do keep an eye on them for a few days. Hoping to see an improvement!
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
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Gerris2
Jun 21, 2017 2:31 PM CST
Have your plants croaked following worm castings tea application?
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Jun 21, 2017 2:42 PM CST
I haven't done it for several years. I always run out of time doing other gardening things. I do have some perennial candidates in the garden for a boost though. I don't normally fertilize established plants in the ground but sometimes they need a little "help".
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
Name: Gardener Bob
Wedgefield, SC (Zone 8a)
Vermiculture Vegetable Grower Region: South Carolina Greenhouse Garden Photography
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GardenerBob
Mar 9, 2018 12:49 PM CST
Worm tea is safe to use at full strength. And chlorinated water has very little affect on it so it is safe to use

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