Tea ingredients

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    mr jones15

    mr jones15 Well-Known Member

    So I've been researching tea. At first I found people are saying compost tea has no affect on plants. Then I stumbled across a thread of people adding things like azomite, oats, molasses, humic acid, fish emulsion, etc. Does anybody have any experience with this? Can anybody tell me good ratios to use for making tea if they are actually useful?
     
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    Badfishy1

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    Oh boy.... this is a huge can of worms! You will get 100 different answers with 100 different results. Thanks for asking tho, interested to hear the responses
     
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    charface

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    Yeah, im not going to dive in but.
    Figure out what kind of tea you want fungal or bacterial.
     
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    mr jones15

    mr jones15 Well-Known Member

    Definitely bacterial
     
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    mr jones15

    mr jones15 Well-Known Member

    And dive in please I want to hear it lol
     
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    charface

    charface Well-Known Member

    According to dr Elaine ingham?
    A bacterial tea will be slightly fungal
    And vice versa. You cant really only get 100%

    So you are looking for a mostly microbial.

    Mine looks like this


    Measurements are approximate and feel free to go more or less.

    3 to 5 gal water. Chlorine free

    Maybe 2ish tablespoons molasses.
    Remember I brew a short cycle so thats more than enough

    Couple cups of some kind of compost,
    Earthworm castings work very well.

    Table spoon to 1/4 cup cold pressed fish hydroslate?

    Tablespoon to 1/4 cup liquid kelp.

    I bubble with clean 76f water.
    (aquariumheater)
    I bubble for 24 hours for my own reasons but others go up to about 36 with this same recipe.

    Strain it after its made n spray it on the entire plant.

    Pour leftovers in soil.

    You can dilute it or not.
    I do not
     
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    Badfishy1

    Badfishy1 Member

    The question becomes how long does it take for the fish hydroslate and kelp take to break down to ‘usuable’ minerals... thanks for your recipe
     
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    charface

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    That I left to the experts, I pretty much stole my recipe from the good Dr.
     
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    charface

    charface Well-Known Member

    In fact probably go to her site and double check the measurements if you want the real deal.

    I just wing mine more or less
    Edit, went to her site and her recipe that is posted is different.
    I cant remember where I got it then. Lol
     
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    mr jones15

    mr jones15 Well-Known Member

    I have powdered kelp meal on hand, would that be fine?
     
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    mr jones15

    mr jones15 Well-Known Member

    Yea I just want the basics, wanted to hear a few recipes and get gist of what everyone kinda does and go from there.
     
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    charface

    charface Well-Known Member

    I went to her site and cant find the recipe. The one she has posted is way different.

    Sorry.
    But @Richard Drysift may be able to clarify as Ive seen him post a very similar recipe. Plus he knows a shit ton about organics in general
     
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    meangreengrowinmachine

    meangreengrowinmachine Well-Known Member

    I was gonna say dang those are much more exact then I use.. I use the same ingredients but its like hand full of ewc, pour some molasses some kelp meal some fish yuk lol
     
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    charface

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    Lol, its a little embarrassing but honestly my mood at the time as well as If I read something different that day determines how much I use.
    Kind of like voo doo but less precice
     
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    charface

    charface Well-Known Member

    The fish I use has a vent hole in it and I shook the bottle on my hair last week.
    It was amazing
     
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    meangreengrowinmachine

    meangreengrowinmachine Well-Known Member

    oh wow that sounds so fun... :spew:
     
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    meangreengrowinmachine

    meangreengrowinmachine Well-Known Member

    hey no worries I hear ya.. the type of chat... or more often even IF I chat, depends on the meds atm lol
     
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    meangreengrowinmachine

    meangreengrowinmachine Well-Known Member

    So what are you all's thoughts on a bubbling system? Do you recommend something that used a large pump to re circulate the water (high end compost tea machines and the replicas) or is an air stone in the bottom of a five gallon bucket ok? (sorry OP to steal the tread)
     
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    charface

    charface Well-Known Member

    I have always just bubbled but recently bought small pumps to circulate it.

    My fear with running it through a pump in the past was that the pump would damage fungi. But again that was just me assuming they would glob together
    Naturally and the pump would mess it all up.

    Im interested in this question as well
     
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    meangreengrowinmachine

    meangreengrowinmachine Well-Known Member

    well the design I am looking at does not run it THROUGH the pump per say.. one min its a link here on RIU Ill find the thread...
     
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