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Old October 4, 2014   #16
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Yeah, I agree. It was all I had.
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What are you going to use the tea on?
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I wanted to test germinate my seeds before I send them out for swaps. I have some light warrior mix left. I might try a tray that gets the manure tea, and one that gets just water.

Maybe my mom has some house plants she will volunteer as guinea pigs.

Mostly I just wanted to start practicing with the tea for next year. I have a field of manure. I am going to start a tank of goldfish so that I can begin the tea with fish tank water. As it looks right now, I think it would work in my ez-flow injector and drip system just fine. I don't see any particulate matter, just dark water that looks like tea.
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Yeah, I agree. It was all I had.
You never ever never run out of black strap molasses.
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I have most of a 2-gallon jug of animal feed molasses that I was using as fertilizer the year before last. That's my survival molasses.

I also have honey, but wonder if its antibacterial properties would not be good for making tea.
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I would think the animal feed molasses would good great in the tea. I too would be skeptical about using honey in the tea because of the antibacterial properties.
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I noticed a big bag of dried molasses at the feed store for $20.00. I couldn't get this when living in AZ. Planning to start adding dried molasses to my garden, along with alfalfa pellets.
I may try doing the compost tea,too. The layer between the forest litter and dirt is a beautiful vermicompost, all over my wooded property.
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For future reference, Cole Robbie, you should be able to kill insect eggs or larvae just by using the hottest water from your tap. Mine is set at 140 F, and according to what I read, is enough to kill eggs or grubs in a few minutes. I've used that to deal with partly rotted kelp which is full of flies. Just put it in a bucket, add the hottest water from the tap to cover, and let it sit for half an hour. If you're concerned about it cooling too fast, you can top up the temperature with a kettle full of boiling water, or sit the bucket in direct sunshine in your high tunnel..

At least that's one way of dealing with buggy manures, without resorting to kitchen appliances or using your cooking pots.....
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Thanks.

https://www.kelp4less.com/ has a really nice selection of fertilizers. A lot of them look like they would be good in tea.
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At least that's one way of dealing with buggy manures, without resorting to kitchen appliances or using your cooking pots.....
You dont think.

Might make the chili taste better.

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Frontiersmen used to smoke manure a long time ago, when they couldn't get tobacco. Mine looks like it would suffice as a chewing tobacco as well.
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Don't unplug t until you are ready to use it. As soon as it it unplugged you start losing some of the microbial action. I leave my plugged in as I am using it until I have gone half way through the bucket.
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Frontiersmen used to smoke manure a long time ago, when they couldn't get tobacco. Mine looks like it would suffice as a chewing tobacco as well.
Ah, yes.... Breath mints for the permanently single, I guess. You might want to try wearing those socks again too, after making your tea..... You could borrow a dead squirrel to soak in it as well.... (and I know where you can git one... )
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How long does it keep when still bubbling? I'm thinking at least a few days?
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lol, Bower. I was thinking "if my girlfriend still lived here, she would not be happy about this." And I think that's what she was thinking when I was telling her about it. We get along a lot better when we don't live together.
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