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San Diego

put your compost tea amendments straight into the water instead of inside a bag that hangs in the water? If we are just planning on doing a soil drench and not spraying the plant, can this be done without filtering the tea before applying? Thanks for any expert tea wisdom.

5/1/2020 11:20:13 PM


Where the PUMPKINS grow/My backyard

There is no reason why it wouldn't be able to, but it is done in bags to stop the compost tea from turning to mud, and being sludge. I suppose if it were done just as a soil drench, there would not be a problem with doing it that way, but if it were for spraying, you wouldnt be able to do it without filtering

5/2/2020 7:09:55 AM

26 West

Swamp Hoggers Paradise

I put mine in loose. Stir every 4hrs. Bucket out tea and water with watering can. The sludge is thinned and poured on my peony roots.

5/2/2020 9:48:12 AM

G. Kins

Catinthehat, WA

Sure. Shouldnt hurt.

5/2/2020 12:21:44 PM

G. Kins

Catinthehat, WA

Assuming you are not applying it with anything that can get clogged.

5/2/2020 12:23:56 PM


San Diego

Thanks for the replies!

5/2/2020 4:54:07 PM


Central Illinois

It is best if it doesn't lay on the bottom

6/15/2020 6:12:40 AM


Gone With The Win

I wouldn't splash the remaining last stuff out of a bucket on the plants. it will burn.

6/15/2020 11:15:56 PM


South Dakota

Pour it through a course mesh 5 gallon paint strainer. Works great for me. I like the loose (slurry) way because far more surface area of the worm castings are being exposed, so greater transfer into the tea. I apply through a pump up hand sprayer with no clogging troubles. Mostly drench with a watering can.

6/16/2020 4:49:50 PM


Seattle, WA

You want a brewer design that allows for loose material so that the microbes are being actively stripped from the soil particulate. If it's sitting at the bottom like sludge it may go anaerobic or not be as good of a tea as if that compost was being agitated properly. An airlift design is a good way to avoid this issue. Other than that, it's just an issue if it's clogging your sprayer.

7/18/2020 12:49:59 AM

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