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What Types of Compost Teas Exist? Any Favorite Recipes?

 
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So, I am currently reading Compost Teas by Eric Fisher, and I was inspired to look into what types of compost tea exist. I still have a lot more reading to do, but the current big categories I have learned of are aerobic compost teas and anaerobic compost teas. What other types of compost teas exist?

Aerobic Compost Teas

Within aerobic compost teas, I have learned that there are actively aerated compost teas, which might use a pumps, bubblers, agitators. I also learned there are manual aerated composting methods, like blow and stir, which just look super funny! Since, I have seen the phrase "actively aerated" tossed around on the Internet about compost teas, I am wondering, are there any "passively aerated" compost teas out there?

How to Brew Compost Tea in a 5 Gallon Bucket to Enrich Your Garden (uses a pump)



From the video description:
"John from Growing Your Greens shares with you how he brews compost tea with a 5 gallon bucket, air pump, air stone, and purified water. "

Compost Tea - Very Simple Bubbler Setup



From the video description:
"Go to your local family owned pet shop or hardware store and ask them for their selection of 'aquarium air pumps' or 'aeration pumps'.  You'll be looking for something that can aerate ideally 100 gallons or so, has 2 or more ports to cover more space in your bubbler, and hopefully less than 10W of consumption, and you'll need the associated tubing. "

Compost Tea Blow and Stir



My description for the video:
It is a bunch of people with pvc pipes around in a circle, and they are laughing and giggling as they stir the pipes around in their compost tea buckets and then blowing air into the buckets.

Anaerobic Compost Teas

How to Make Anaerobic Plant Fertilizer Tea



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"Thanks to our local Natural Gardening group, I learned this method of creating your own liquid fertilizer by fermenting plants without the use of aeration."

Other Styles
Since I have been listening to Paul's podcasts and Helen Atthowe was mentioned, I thought to look up veganic compost teas, and I found something! And then, there's also people out there making something they call worm teas. I also came across an article on compost, worm, and weed teas, which mentioned manure teas and weed teas.

Making Easy Compost Tea for Veganic Gardening



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"Madeleine demonstrates how to make a nutritious compost tea for all the veggies, berries, herbs, flowers, fruit trees, and other plants in your garden. It's tea time!"

How To Make a Supercharged Worm Compost Tea



From the video description:
"In this episode we go over how to make a supercharged compost tea using worm castings as a base, and other items to really make one of the best compost teas for your garden. "

Episode 12 - Manure Tea: Making Poo-Poo Work For You-You



From the video description:
"In today’s episode, I share how to make manure tea. While I use a combination of rabbit, goat and chicken manure, it the process can be used to make cow or pig manure tea."

How to Make Weed Tea Liquid Fertiliser



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"Learn the simplest method of making your own organic liquid fertiliser for FREE"

What other types of compost teas do you know of? What are some of your favorite compost tea recipes?
 
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Thanks for these videos! My current method could probably use some improvement: it seems to work well, but aesthetically, it leaves much to be desired.

I have a rubbermaid tub that I weed and thin into as I do garden chores. I half fill it with rain water and just toss the weeds/plants in as I go.

Every week or so I half empty it out the resulting anaerobic tea infusion into buckets and top them up with water to make an aprox 1/10 tea/water ratio.

It stinks like poo. Like the funk lines off this stuff puts Herbie Hanckock to shame. No one like to do this chore.

But the plants love it! Especially the potatoes and tomatoes. I make sure to not splash the leaves, ground water only.
 
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Thanks for your interest Dave !

Integrated Pest Management (IPM - protection and control)
Indigenous Microorganism Tea (IMO -fungal emphasis)
Steeped (Semi anaerobic/ semi aerobic)
Activity Aerated Compost Tea (AACT - Aerated)
Biodynamic (BD Preps – care very controversial !)
Fully Anaerobic (Bokashi/ Effective Microorganisms)

In a way I am comparing apples and oranges with the above. Also I dare say it is not exhaustive and somewhat overgeneralized, but for grower these are significant approaches associated with compost teas.
 
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I found that chapter 6 of Compost Teas gave some good recipes of compost teas, and it made logical suggestions on what teas to make to help with specific plant deficiencies or to boost certain plant parts, like roots and shoots, or specific plants, like legumes.

For example, it suggests the following to address each nutrient imbalance or deficiency in plants:
-Nitrogen: Stinging Nettle Tea
-Phosporus: Comfrey Tea
-Nitrogen and Phosphorus: Clover Tea
-Potassium: Kelp tea

In particular, I found the chart in the back fo Chapter 6 most helpful, because it suggests what teas to prepare for each phase of the life cycles of various plants,
 
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