Brewed Compost Tea
I have been reading a little recently about 'brewed compost tea'. This is different from the compost teas that i am used to. Normal compost tea in my mind consists of taking a hessian bag of well made compost or worm compost and soaking it in water. The solution that is produced is i believe compost tea. In the past they used to use sheep dung or other dung to produce a similar liquid. Comfrey tea is gives a similar end result but uses a slightly different process to get there.
The idea i have been reading about recently requires the liquid produced by soaking compost in water, to have air passed through it and sugar in some form added to it. The air allows aerobic bacteria to live in the water and the sugar helps to feed the bacteria.
The effect of this process i think is basically to produce a more concentrated solution.
Does anyone have first hand knowledge of this process?
Here is one of the articles that i have found. 1
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