A lot has been said about compost tea.., the benefits and all. But how many actually do it, and use the home made product and put to good use in garden. There was a highlight in local prime time 8 oclock news on this recently... A woman was showing how to do it. She was holding a 5 litre cooking oil plastic bottle and put veggie leftover and some brown sugar into it... and a little bit of water. I think it was about greener world drive. After three months the compost tea can used as foliar fertiliser and as cleansing agent to clean up dirty bathroom tiles....
We gave it a try. Leftovers of papaya peels, and other veggies were pushed in .... By mid September, a home made liquid fertiliser shall be tested on its effectiveness!!... What a long wait.
The second bottle [ FN orange ] has pieces of banana stalks and leaves. I place dry grass as well. Other bottles are queeing.....
From time to time, I open up the cap, then there is a ziiiiipppp sound coming out. I suppose the material is fermenting alright, and they are releasing CO2 gas [is it?]. I just close it and give a good shake before placing the bottle back somewhere far from sight.
These could be useful for further readings.
1 What are the Benefits of Aerated Compost Teas vs. Classic Teas? -
2 How to Make Compost Tea :: Harvest to Table
3 Compost Tea Recipe
4 Recipes for Compost Tea