Can you give your plants 1 part worm tea & 10 parts water every time you water them?
can we use any garden worm for worm tea?
Bro do compost tea smells earthy smeels
Hey bro do compost bin smells or I have done anything wrong?
great video man thank you
Why does my leachate became smelly when I stored them in an empty softdrinks bottle. And what to do to remove the unpleasant smell?
I have maggots in my compost tea bottle - I have an enviro-cycle and it has a canister under the tumble which has slits and it catches the compost liquid.
It finishes compost very quickly and I love it - I also like that the liquid gets into the canister. I was so SHOCKED AND GROSSED OUT AT THE RANCID SMELL INSIDE THE CANISTER and the hundreds of maggots inside the canister!!
Are the maggots bad for compost tea?
I make my tea with ground up compost. Ground up to the consistency of coffee grounds. Then I add four cups of worm casting and one cup of the ground up compost. I add sea kelp and molasses. I make the tea in a five gallon bucket. I then aerate it with a pump and aeration stone for twenty four hours. When it's ready to use I dilute it with one part water and one part tea. It works great on all my plants.
Can you make this worm tea from black soldier fly?
Good Afternoon Greenshortz!
I've been going through your compost bin videos, looking for a composting solution that I might be able to set up on my balcony. I'm a condo dweller (without a yard), up in Canada and I'm still fairly new to gardening as I've only been at it for about a year now, but that hasn't stopped me from container growing veggies in my living room. :)
I was thinking about building one of your double bin systems, and supplementing my garden with leachate, however I'm now a little leery about it after reading (below) that there is the possibility of bacterial contamination (as I am growing food).
By chance do you have any recommendations on an alternate system I could try building which would take the worry of bacteria out of the equation?
Thank you very much, and keep up the fantastic work!
When is the worm tea ready to harvest?
Great video very informative
could the worms possibly stay alive from this process or will they all die?
I have seen several DIY videos along with yours. People talk about collecting the worm tea. My worms have produced very nice castings but I have no tea. there is no extra moisture although my castings are nice and moist. What do you do to get tea? Dan.firstname.lastname@example.org
i thought the juices secreted by worms digesting decaying organics was anaerobic bacteria, and bad for plants?
This is worm leachate, not worm tea. There are two types of worm tea steeped or brewed, stepped is leaving some worm castings in water overnight. I do this by putting some castings in a old pillowcase and dunking it into a barrel of water, then leave it steeping. This can be left for a day of two as long as you keep giving the pillowcase a dunk at regular intervals to aerate the water. Brewed tea is the same process but is left longer, normally a fish pump or bubbler is put into the barrel to keep the water moving and you add additives like molasses etc. There is a lot of different recipes for this on the internet. When finished both brews are diluted with water and sprayed onto plants, also castings can be reused for another brew. Worm leachate on the other hand has a lot of following for and against using it on gardens, as it is a by product of composting and can contain a lot of nasties. But each to their own, I personally use worm leachate as you have demonstrated and have never had a problem. However you do really notice the better results when watering with the tea. The same process is also applicable to making compost tea.
Keep at it mate the information your sharing is improving my green life!
I have bought redworms used for bait to start little worn farms. They may not have seemed as fast, but now they produce a LOT (a year or so later). If they all eat the same thing, would there really be a difference in the castings? I recently had to start a 2nd 20 or 30 gallon bin for a 2nd farm from the first. Both are doing really well. I occasionally save local earthworms from my driveway after a rainstorm and throw them in too, though I'm not sure I'm seeing them in there
Thanks for the video!! :)