Zach Muller wrote:I have always thought of compost tea making as a way to multiply your good compost. My household does not produce enough worm castings to cover the entire growing area, so multiplying the goodness with tea making is a good option.
I'm not putting down the idea or use of compost tea, but I have been building my soil here for many years and it is in VERY good condition. Good tilth, great mineral balance and great fertility. I am now only adding compost every other year. My decision to not use compost tea stems from the fact that I noticed absolutely no difference in how my veggies grow, fight off disease, repel insects etc, or other positive response with or without it and decided that in my case it was a waste of my time and resources. Others have and do see benefits in using it and I would never discourage its use if it works for you. Its just easier for me to spread a two to three inch layer over my garden and raised beds every other year and add the amendments that my soil test indicates.