the compost to have been well-made,
few beneficial critters willbe present.Be noculant
put into a nylon stocking that is suspended intothe water. This allows the microbes to enter, but prevents
passage of larger objects that could
sprayer's screen filter duringapplication.
Rapidly reproducing organisms need food
fuel their cellular &visions. Microbial foods
to help the processalong. The most commonly used foods
molasses, humic acid,and fish hydrolase.
molasses, which should be unsulfured, iswidely available
grocery stores. Humic acid and fish hydrolase,both fertilizers, need
be purchased from garden
Molasses primarily feeds bacteria, while humic acid and fishhydrolase feed fungi. Bacterial teas enhance annual gardens, whiletrees prefer fungal teas.
mixture of these foods will create a finished tea with both bacteria and fungi, which is ideal for remediation of contaminants.
Chlorine, a powerful microbicide found in municipal water, will
microljial life being cultivated in compost
far preferable to use collected rainwater or healthy pond water,municipal water can also be dechlorinatedby allowing
sit uncovered for
hours. Most of the chlorine
period. Aerating the water speeds up the process.
Proper aeration is critical.
is being brewed, thepopulation of microorganisms is rapidly expanding. Like humans,aerobic bacteria need oxygen for survival. ?here needs to be enoughoxygen present
the water to keep the bacteria alive. If too little
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