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RE: Re: I am sending you this as others can benefit from it too.

  • Subject: RE: [cg] Re: I am sending you this as others can benefit from it too.
  • From: "John Verin" jverin@Pennhort.org
  • Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2003 12:09:14 -0400
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  • Thread-topic: [cg] Re: I am sending you this as others can benefit from it too.

I'll second the below message.
It's easy to be naive about "compost tea," and "compost," as well.
Compost tea, if improperly done, can brew elements that are harmful to your soil.
In addition to ingredients and conditions,
I'd recommend living by "everything in moderation" when it comes to applying these amendments.
Excessive application of either of these can skew the nutrient balance in your soil, and even make existing nutrients less accessible.
Gardener, know thy soil!

Paco Verin
Citywide Project Coordinator - Philadelphia Green
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
100 N. 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA  19103

-----Original Message-----
From: JSBMH2@aol.com [mailto:JSBMH2@aol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2003 8:23 PM
To: community_garden@mallorn.com
Cc: plenneke@xtra.co.nz
Subject: [cg] Re: I am sending you this as others can benefit from it too.

Hi Hans,
Wormcast Leachate is often an unpredictable and unstable brew.  It can be either anaerobic, in which case it may hurt your plants, or aerobic.  Perhaps a better brew is compost tea, which is truly aerobic and contains many other beneficial properties as Dr. Elaine Ingham from the soil food web explains in this how to article.  Check it out!
Brewing Compost Tea
The soil food web site goes into more detail,
Soil Food Web - Soil Food Web
And finally there is a very active discussion group on yahoo.
Yahoo! Groups : compost_tea
John Herndon
Villge Green Community Garden
Norman, OK

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