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What is the advantage of compost in a tea?

 
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Hi, and welcome, Eric!! Nice to have you on board! I have to admit, I'm not really sure what the advantages are, of compost trees, over just using compost - but, I'm always open to stretching my brain, in awesome new ways!
 
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Hi, and welcome, Eric!! Nice to have you on board! I have to admit, I'm not really sure what the advantages are, of compost trees, over just using compost - but, I'm always open to stretching my brain, in awesome new ways!



Hi Carla and thanks for the warm welcome !

I'm glad you like stretching your brain, you are in the right place.

With liquid amendments there is greater penetration and a greater capacity to link with nutrients in the soil. This could be applied to soil improvement, remediation and root drenches. Regarding foliar sprays I think you would agree that this would not be valid for solid composts.  In the conventional mainstream the advantages of using liquids have long been applied; these liquid amendments are the organic growers’/permaculturalists’ alternative that are applied with a rather different philosophy.
 Water could be described as the cradle of life on earth. We use it everyday and have kind of taken it for granted but it is something very special and we may not yet have discovered it’s full potential. I was only just reading Dr Redhawk’s post on phenomena with water in vortexes with great interest. Historically in some cultures there was an intuitive understanding of the nature of water that has been rationalised away now. Anyway I won’t digress further.
 
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Thanks, Eric! You're absolutely right - I'd honestly not even thought about it, in those terms. And...
"Regarding foliar sprays I think you would agree that this would not be valid for solid composts."
That could get downright UGLY,  with solid compost, lol
 
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