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Subject:  shelf life of compost tea

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Hamilton Nj

can anyone please tell me how long tea lasts after u make it i did a 5 galon batch and used half on my garden ,need to know how long befoere it goes bad??? thanks pizzapete

6/6/2016 2:02:25 PM


Albuquerque NM

I think 4 hours max

6/6/2016 2:23:29 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

I've read 24hrs....I tried tea my first year...dunno if I'll bother again...

6/6/2016 4:04:23 PM

Big City Grower (Team Green Gro)


I will bottle mine off in milk jugs and refrigerate for a few days unsure if it's good or not but that's what I do.

6/6/2016 6:53:48 PM

Big City Grower (Team Green Gro)


But I only hold it for 24 to 48 hours depending on weather

6/6/2016 6:54:22 PM


Portland, OR

best to use it all up

6/6/2016 7:30:08 PM


Hamilton Nj

Okay thanks i got 2 galons left in garage bein 2 days ill dump and make a new batch in a few weeks it made a big difference with all my plants i liked it i used bounte tea pizza

6/6/2016 11:02:02 PM


Seattle, WA

4 hours is a good general rule from when you take it out of the brewer until application. I always try and use it right after taking it from the brewer.

If you think about it, it makes sense. You've just brewed a bunch of aerobic microorganisms that require a huge amount of oxygen. When you take away that oxygen, they will start to die and anaerobic organisms will begin to dominate the brew over time (hence the stinky smell).

6/7/2016 6:59:40 PM

Peace, Wayne

Owensboro, Ky.

Tad, if not using all of the original brew...could you keep oxygen going & use the leftovers the next day? Peace, Wayne

7/25/2016 12:47:29 AM

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