Tyler Ludens wrote:I can imagine compost tea working if there is a lot of organic material/mulch on the surface but I also have trouble understanding how the microbes can improve raw mineral soil with little to no organic material. Are compost teas always used in concert with mulch?
Travis Schultz wrote:The earth was once rock, all rock. The first living organisms on the planet were fungi, and certain types of mycellium literally turn rock into organic matter. They say that the earth before it could sustain plant life had to first sustain millions of years of fungal life. There are fossils of 7 story tall mushrooms that once covered the earth. They SLOWLY turned that rock into soil, and because they release c02 similar to us, they were needed to get the earth ready to sustain plant life.
Tyler Ludens wrote:I skip compost altogether and just put raw materials on my garden and let them compost in place. But I'm super lazy.
Dougan Nash wrote: (I really hate the idea of burning weeds, I feel you lose out on so much organic material).