I made "Compost Tea"!
I expect that I'll dial in the process in the future, but for a first attempt I think it went well.
So, First I watched a bunch of you tube videos about making the tea and then I totally modified everything to fit with what I already had.
I have it divided in half now because it makes compost much faster this way.
I sift it through this bucket, that my sweet and handsome husband Chris, made for me.
pretty pretty pretty nice...
Meanwhile, in another corner of the backyard, I'd been saving rainwater in a rubber-made container.
This was necessary because our tap water has chloramine in it. Chloramine will kill the microorganisms that you're trying to grow and it won't "gas off" like regular chlorine, yuck.
I could have used tap water and just treated it with aquarium tap water dechlorination drops, but I didn't. Although, I do have them. I decided that the rainwater would be better because well, my plants just love rainwater!
So, I put a little compost in the leg of a pair of pantyhose that had a run in them and hung it in the container along with a water pump.
Now, I know you're supposed to use an air stone to keep the tea aerobic, but I didn't have one. I had a pump. So, oh well!
I say "Get Over It" to the Tea Nazis!
Later, I decided to hang it from a fence post.
I let this sit for like 12 hours then removed the Tea bag and added watermelon juice. They reccomended molasses, but - again - that is not what I had.
10 hours later I sprayed it on everything!
And this stuff too.
Now for the Bad News...
I found some Squash Bugs and their Evil Eggs!
|I ran this leaf through the garbage disposal|
So, I guess it's go time.
That's right! I'm coming for you squash bugs and I don't care how bad you stink when I squish you.