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AACT, Bloom Tea, Veg Tea, Fungal Tea, Myco Tea, recipes from the outdoor guys.

Discussion in 'Organics' started by malignant, Mar 29, 2012.


    Moldy Well-Known Member

    So one person says use molasses and another says not so fast. Being new to this organic thing can be confusing but still I do appreciate the information. Just finishing up my first organic (no salts) grow and fairly happy with the results. I had some deficiencies I had to correct but I'm sold on the initial results.
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    RandomHero8913 Well-Known Member

    You’re safer to not use compost teas unless you can tell the amount of dissolved oxygen and keep them at the correct level.
    A much safer and beneficial route is to just topdress the compost. If you’re adding some nutrients sprinkle that on top before you add the compost and just water it in.

    Teas are fun in the beginning but I ended up getting tired of cleaning out buckets and pumps, and top dressing gave the same results.
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    Fastslappy Well-Known Member

    I agree it's allot a work , I only use sst , rarely brew a tea , unless. I want to kick start the beni life in a used soil .

    natureboygrower Well-Known Member

    could not agree with you more.
    i need to read up on SST's.when you re-use a soil,will you add ewc or just use a tea?

    Fastslappy Well-Known Member

    I reuse flowered out soil for teens ,vegging ,seedlings ,I jump start it with a tea if it's dried out
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    Fastslappy Well-Known Member

    I would topdress too ewc kelp , neem , malted corn flour
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    natureboygrower Well-Known Member

    thatd be for your veg recycled soil,correct?have you ever used tennesse brown phosphate? pretty slow release i believe so im not sure how to incorporate that into my flower soil.i suppose let it sit
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2017

    MrKnotty Active Member

    Sst is the jam, I pretty much always have seeds sprouting during the season. I love compost teas too though, but I don't use them nearly as much as the SSTs. However, the last month of flower I really like to hit the ladies with compost tea that I "spike" with my homemade fungal flats. It really helps with the uptake of phosphorous in my opinion.

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    Fastslappy Well-Known Member

    I quit using , use marine inputs Coot's mix don't call for it

    Jimmyjonestoo Well-Known Member

    How long can i keep a tea brewing? Just getting into them and am only brewing my 2nd batch. Tried to time it out with what I thought was going to be watering time but the pots aren't quite dry yet. Today is day 3 of it brewing. Will it be ok to use in 12 hours when I get home from work? Doesn't smell bad at all.
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    natureboygrower Well-Known Member

    hey bro,3 days sounds a little long.for compost/ewc teas i usually would shoot for the 36-42 hour brew time mark.i do believe ive read you can fridge it for a few hours if you had to,i could be wrong.
    i used to brew teas weekly for my outdoor,but have reconsidered/replaced my ewc teas for just dry amendments scratched into the surface.steamed fish meal is a good one for flowering,but that's just the tip of the iceberg.dry amendments are something i plan on researching and to learn more about over the winter,as well as sst feedings.
    a lot of ppl are using ewc teas to jumpstart a dried out soil or to rejuvenate a soil that has sat for awhile.
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    Jimmyjonestoo Well-Known Member

    I kinda figured it was a little long. I'll try and time it out better next time. Thanks.
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    DOOZY Well-Known Member

    20180120_111809_HDR.jpg I am doing brown cane sugar ,kelp, ewc, 1/4 bannana blended ,fish hydrolosate . beginning of bloom first 4 weeks. Also corn / barley sprout teas. Neem meal top dress. On coco. Dropping hydrolosate to finish next 4 weeks.
    Under 315w cmh.
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2018
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    DOOZY Well-Known Member

    Few days out. Stinking house up.

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    YescaLove Member

    Quick question. Ive taken a handfull of year old chicken dook... My free range flock... Tossed it into a bucket and threw in some yard waste compost thats been going for a few years... Added some hot water and threw in the pump. Am i fixin to give myself and or plants salmonella or e.coli? Or is this a safe seeming batch to put on plants. Not cannabis but my veggies i started for this season coming.

    lokie Well-Known Member

    Just getting started in organics and Aact teas.

    I put about a gallon of rabbit manure, about 1/2 gallon of EWC and about 4 cups of
    incest frass in 5 gal of water.
    Bubbled it for 48 hours, stirred 3 times while bubbling. Strained all solids out.

    How long will it keep? I don't need 5 gal all at once.
    So now I have 4 gal of 2300 PPM manure tea sitting on my porch.

    How long can it sit before it is not worthy of using on my vegging plants?


    ANC Well-Known Member

    Use it in the rest of the garden it is best used quickly.
    It is good to start planning your spring garden now, putting out compost and mulch, maybe sow a few seeds like lettuce or other crops that like to pop up as winter breaks.

    I wouldn't bother steeping the tea more than 24 hours, you pretty much reach as much multiplication as you are going to, by then.
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    lokie Well-Known Member

    How long before it is detrimental to the garden, when does it become toxic?
    Using it on lettuce or other veggies is not a problem they need nutrients too,
    however they are not my primary concern.

    If compost is used years after it is started what is the urgency to use a tea hours after it is
    bubbled? If brewed today will it be effective next week? next month?
    Is there a shelf life where nutrient tea is no longer beneficial to use?

    I don't question your input, I just want to understand the process.

    Sunzen New Member

    Hey all, thought this would be the best place to ask a question rather than starting a new thread. I've made many compost teas for my grows but never did a deep clean on my system. I poured a decent amount of bleach in the bucket filled it up and put all my tools in there. Couple hours later everything was spotless took everything and rinsed it out real well but the bag that the organics sits in still had a hint of bleach in the scent. Think I'm still good to use it?

    Love and peace

    Edit: I also let the water aerate for 3 hours before adding the organics
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2018

    madininagyal Well-Known Member

    If it tap water, aerate at least 12h

    I prefer h2o2 for cleaning bleach always leave chemical residual

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