Discussion in 'Organics' started by nick17gar, Feb 12, 2012.
Yea, I'm gna try sum rabbit....
I have been using rabbit tea as my only veg nute in Happy Frog or Ocean Forest with great success. My wife raises rabbits so its easy to get. I highly recommend it. Never burns and plants love it.
Your useing the word tea.
how are you making it.
hot water with their droppings?
Or room temperature and using air stones?
Gross. Feed it to the worms then work with it!
Otherwise I would rinse it, fast as possibly, dry it, grind it, and apply to compost that is used for topdressing. Keep it clean!
Jack is on the money though about it being harmless and very ready to use. Its full spectrum stuff and one of the best manures by far, but dont underestimate quality castings in and of themselves either. The cleanest of all medicine doesn't require much animal stuff at all if doing things right.
A quick question for the veterans put there that have made banana peel tea with molasses.
After diluting the the mixture 50:50 with water at time of feeding, what is the final ec at feeding?
Mine was at 1.8ec is that to high?
Thanks in advance
I'd recommend not letting things just "sit" this causes things to go anaerobic. I'd also not recommend brewing teas at home unless you have a microscope and can identify strains of bacteria, fungi, protozoa and nematodes. The trials I've ran with 4 different air pumps at different lph proved to be...well not so good. Low lph almost every tea was bacteria dominate and anaerobic especially over 24 hours brew time. The highest lph still proved to be somewhat "off" as 1 of the 4 was anaerobic. Keep in mind compost teas are not a means to feed your plant, N-P-K means almost nothing in a compost tea, and feeding once a week with teas isn't the idea behind teas. Compost and compost teas are a means to put life into soil, let your microbes digest and release all the nutrients they can. Nutrient cycling from your microbes is all your plant needs. N-P-K is an outdated method to me, because anyone growing knows those three are nor the only essentials. Think calcium, magnesium, iron, hell even arsenic lol. I'll brew a compost tea after every re plant(I'm no till) and that's the only time. My plants get foliar fed aloe and kelp, that's it. Molasses isn't a good addition to me either, unless your growing early succession plants such as kale or other leafy greens(because it only feeds bacteria and they will feed out every other organisms). Cannabis is barely in mycorrhizal succesion to me. Long story short I personally think you should only use compost teas, or teas when your soil isn't proper. My two cents anyways.
Lmao, i let my FPJ sit for months at a time and its been working wonders both as a foliar and drench. Like honestly, holy crap its kicking ass and taking names. I just gave it a try this last grow and im a believer.
It's a safety issue is my only concern, just make sure you're cleaning and wearing gloves! Lol E. Coli can be brewed easily with bat guano! Just be careful and smoke on
I have exclusively been using FPJ and coconut water, on a no till bed. I honestly am so happy with how it went. I havent touched any animal based amendments this time around.
Btw, i keep things dirty in my grow. Lol. No gloves for this cookie. Never had a problem in the many years ive been at it.
Oh I'm a no till guy myself! Buds good and savings...even better lol havent spent a dime in a long time! I just steep stuff nowadays if something needs it.
She does all my pest management.
Those look like the beetles we have here. They are taking over everywhere. A big pest, but they do keep the baddies away from my plants. My wife makes me vacume up all the ones that get into the house. I let them free back into the garden.
Lady bugs are a pest where you are? Lol
Those arent real ladybugs. They are close relative. They even bite humans.
I'm counting 9 spots and no more, and no "M" marking. I'm pretty sure I have a native north american lady bug. I didn't buy them, just gathering from outside
Idk. Personally i let them run wild in the growroom and they are doing their job just fine. I also try to use mostly stuff i get from my immediate environment, right down to my worms that i use.
in first post I saw that sheep manure has: .8%N-.5%P-.4%K, but I cannot find info on PH.
some other sources recommend to make compost and use it only after that.
so the question is what is the best/fast way to use sheep manure for my plants.
has anyone tested ph of sheep manure?
I own a WildLife & Pest Control business, and you can't really tell by the markings, just like you can't differentiate between an Africanized "killer" bee from a regular European bee just by looking. The Asian Beetle and the North American LadyBug have produced hybrids over the past 30 yrs, so don't be surprised if you get bit by something that doesn't have the "M" marking that they are referring too. Both are beneficial and the bite is only mildly annoying....
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