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Urine in compost tea

 
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I’ve been playing around with brewing compost tea with some experimental additions. Using worm castings, molasses and kelp (no fish products or other additives) and brewed some nice smelling brews. I cant say for sure how much improvement I noticed it after foliar applications, but I know much of the microbial benefits may not be immediately apparent.

I started peeing in the bucket while it was bubbling away cause why not? I use dilute urine (10 parts water to 1 part urine) as fertigation on plants, so I figured why not?. After peeing in brew I noticed a definite off smell after 12 hrs or so. I opted for a soil drench with this batch as I trust my nose.

Does anyone else have experience with adding urine to a compost tea batch. If so how much? Do you notice any shifts? Would it be better served in a bacterial or fungally dominant brew I wonder.  

 
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Urine is Urea, not the best thing in the world for microorganisms since fresh it has anti fungal/ anti bacterial properties which means the urine will kill off the bacteria and fungi you are trying to propagate in quantity.

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Thanks for the input. I certainly will make better use of urine and compost tea ingredients in the future.
 
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