How To Brew Compost Tea In A 5 Gallon Bucket To Enrich Your Garden




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dale seiberling: Kinda late. But if you get a dual outlet air pump, do not block one of the outlets!!.. Dual outlet air pumps have 2 diaphragms inside. 1 for each outlet. By blocking a outlet, your actually cutting down airflow out the one you leave open. Use line and airstone from both outlets.. In this video, he should of just used 4 lines and 4 airstones.. Rest of video, great job!!!

Marcy RP: Came back to watch this again..... the archive of info! I know you're busy and may not answer, but just wondered.....whatever happened to Stitch? I hope you kept him.

Kip Traster: John can you please tell me why we need the strainer bag for the compost. Why can't we simply place the compost in the water? What do you do with the compost when you are finished brewing? 

Rick Starr: yo Johnny! pissing in the wind by plugging those pump outlets. Thanks for all the info and great energy! 

Kemal Whyte: Did Sitch ever get adopted?

Gardening Tips With Phil: Some fantastic tips you have in this video, Thanks John.

yes350yes: What you are doing is pretty useless you dont have near enough bubbling action going to shake loose and multply the microbes. I suggest a stronger bubbler for anyone wanting to get any good out of this process.

Tara Mack: @Multiplayer thanks!! That link was extremely informative.

Lee H: What kind of dollar store sells air pumps for aquariums?! That's an excellent deal!

Guanyu Chu: Can I use regular tea or just throw tea leaves into the garden? 

rbookstore: Thanks John for the video How to Brew Compost Tea in a 5 Gallon Bucket. I keep a constant stew of compost/worm tea going in a garbage can in my back yard. it's been going for a year now. I just add new compost new water and molasses occasionally.

Lori Young: how soon can you use the compost tea? can you use it on freshly planted seeds?

rbookstore: Thanks John for the video How to Brew Compost Tea in a 5 Gallon Bucket. I keep a constant stew of compost/worm tea going in a garbage can in my back yard. it's been going for a year now. I just add new compost new water and molasses occasionally.

DonaldJ cosmicbrat: I've studied university chemistry.. Be careful with that liquid fertilizer compost stuff.. It works fantastic, when used in a day or two, but it makes some very powerful bacteria in a couple weeks in the barrel.. Some splashed on my skin, and in ten minutes there were itchy red spots where something was voraciously eating into my skin everywhere it touched my skin.. Accidentally splashing some on an eye might damage or destroy an eye.. Wear rubber gloves and goggles, and be focused when handling that dangerous stuff.. And don't be smoking nor eating nor drinking, nor touching your face when handling it.. Don't get any of it on the tops of the plants, or you'll be eating it.. and who knows what diseases it could cause inside..? That stuff is very Powerful!.. Handling that stuff requires basic hazmat bio-hazard handling techniques.. Surf "hazmat bio-hazard handling technique" on the Net before handling the stuff.. It ain't for accident-prone people, fools, nor the kiddies to handle...

SoN oFaBleepBlop: Instead of the air stones ,you can use a mini 1/4 soaker drip hose from your local big box store it will cost way less and you will get way more air

dixierose3: great video.thanks

whittle4u: Like a big cheaper bag of compost?

EH CBunny: Can you use the runoff water from your a/c unit for brewing the tea? I have a food grade large plastic container that I capture the a/c's water. i just want to add your brew mix.

Steve N Vegas: great video john

jetajockey0: A simple alternative to purified water is a dechlorinator (aka sodium thiosulfate), like for aquariums. If the tap system is chlorine (NOT chloramine), aerating and/or exposing to sunlight for 24 hour will also dissipate the chlorine.

masterbunny5: For those wondering about how often you can use teas. It has been seen that AACTs (actively aerated compost tea, such that is shown here with the airstones) may be used an infinite amount of times without burning or other ill affects. With the AACTs, you're really adding microbial life to the soil when watering rather than just some NPK value. This microbial injection helps fuel the ecosystem within the soil. Any surplus microbes will just become dormant.

flowersandlemons: How about just: nettle, comfrey, water, .... wait?

vibe3d: Hello It is said that unaerated compost tea is harmful to plants, I'm wondering if it can be used as weedkiller. Do you think this is a good idea? Thanks.

Marco Tony Cordero: how often would you water with the tea

alan30189: John, Those air stones seem to be dual line air stones, so, you attach two lines to each output on the pumps, and attach those same two lines to each side of one air stone. You will get many more bubbles out of each air stone.

phantomcreamer: He bashed science, he conflated science to nonsustainable chemical gardening. I heard him and if you didn't, then you weren't paying attention. Must I quote him, surriously? I agree he is encouraging people to use natural substances, but it's not that he said one or the other, he said both as if they were polar opposites. Instead of pointing out that science can help us to pursue sustainable more natural forms of gardening, he treats it as the enemy.

sundogforlove: Buddy. It is a ground fault circuit interupter. GFCI also refered to as a GFI. Love you vids. Do you have one on growing corn?

itsthekush: No. The tea harbors living organisms that breathe air and require food (sugars etc). These start to die off within ~15 mins of turning off the air. After about 24 hours the tea will be pretty devoid of anything that will benefit your garden and will start to smell bad (meaning bad organisms in the tea). Stirring the tea every couple of hours might get you an extra day or so, but that's about it.

Philip Schmitz: Another Great Video. John, how often do you add the compost tea to your plants?

richardesh94: twin bellos pump...plugging 1 outlet will be hard on the nylon/rubber bellos...and will cut your potential output in half...plug one outlet into each end of the stone (dual input?)..anyway just saying.

Iareamom: Is stitch still available??

postagerequired: Great video John. Thank you. The one question that always comes to mind when making and using compost tea. Is there a concern about the spray getting ON the veggies and flower heads? Thank you in advance for your answer. Cute little guy you're fostering. : ) He sure was interested in what you were doing.

マックス シュッツェ: Yes I believe John was hinting at the Luddic Fallacy which scientists are often guilty of... the fact that scientists often miss the forest for the trees, so to speak. he might have been better off mentioning "chemistry" rather than science, but then again none of us are here for a lesson in semantics and rhetoric, we are here to learn how to make compost tea.

rainbowsalads: thanks : )

Marcel Galindo: can anyone tell me if this recipe is a good mix for compost tea? -about 2-3 cups of compost -3 tbs of fish emulsions -half a cup of high nitrogen seabird gano (in the bag with the compost) -4 tbs of lemon juice -1/4 cup of cane sugar. thanks to anyone who replies!

stymye: you are not brewing a large quantity of bacteria that dies instantly in the sun.

Caracas Gardener: One thing about the pumps, normally both holes are independent, this means that each hole has its own magnet and ruber thing that produces the air, but the only way to know is by disassembling it. This is cose if it says that it pumps out 200l/h of air, each one is letting out 100l/h, this means that what you did may or may not work, the only way to know for sure is by opening the pump. you have to be carefull cose you may burn your pump, its better to be safe than sorry, but itsa great video!!!

sremik: How effective would a worm casting, bat guano and insect frass be? Would you recommend for me to use insect frass?

Mitch Schaftlein: Use a rain catchment system.

MrMac5150: Mr. John you will reduce the air flow by plugging one side if you open the pump up you will notice there are two rubber pumps, oscillating both rubber pistons with the one magnetic motor, by blocking one side you don't allow the the one side to collapse, in other words just leave it uncapped, each side of the pump is individual not mixed.. and those pumps are just as good as a $20.00 one. you only need high pressure pumps if you are dropping them several feet in a koi pond due to pressure.

OrganicTexas: Sounds like a great deal... but don't forget to support your local nursery!

footstomper1: here in ireland that air pump is 50euro about $70..... ripoff or what!?

ZephZhang: Using airpumps and the fruits of microbiology IS using the power of science. Science is about studying nature.

postagerequired: Thank you. : ) I am brewing with kelp powder in there. Smells funny when brewing! I haven't seen any fish appear in there swimming around, so, I guess all is fine. haha It will be fun watching how much this makes a difference to my plants. (my first year using it)

whittle4u: Can't you just use compost? Stinky rain barrel water?

eveny119: I hope Stitch is doing well with who ever adopted him, he was so adorable. : )

Lee Ann Steinmetz: Do you have mosquito problems?

stymye: no .. worm castings are awesome in every way

calskin: Thanks for posting John. I've watched a lot of your videos and I like your enthusiasm. I've used a few tips and I actually just bought all the stuff for compost tea about a month ago. It's just too cold right now to start using it.

Omid Khandan: hey John, I never saw if you did a followup to the boogie brew or excelerite. did they work out well?
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