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Adding a few more, relative to what is already there is not going to make a difference. Thanks brother. Thanks for putting up with all the nonsense and lack of understanding for all those years! All microbes are not the same. As for the traditional methods I don’t think they have much benefit for the reasons you already outlined I.e. Worms eat bacteria, protozoa eat bacteria, the bacteria eat themselves. If you have the funds, the course would be the most beneficial for you, she covers a wide range of topics. Yogi Throat Comfort® tea is an herbal tea blend that combines Licorice Root with Slippery Elm Bark; both used in Western herbalism to help relieve minor throat irritation. The one is NOT “failed compost tea”. Microbes don’t increase the nitrogen levels in the original compost. -blood meal A claim like “I bring back plants from the dead” is a sure sign that your results can’t be believed. The roots modify the pH of the soil around them, the rhizosphere, to make the nutrients more soluble. Try telling John Evans that compost tea doesn’t work! Why not just use the compost? The conclusion is not based on the method I tried, it is based on what science has determined. Keep up the questioning Robert, it is very valuable for gardeners to be able to see information from all angles so they can make their own informed decisions. This is just my experience. Application of Two Microbial Teas Did Not Affect Collard or Spinach Yield: http:,,,,,,,,,,,,,, The rhizobiums that fix nitrogen for legumes are anaerobic, so they would die in aerated tea. The biggest benefit of compost tea is that it allows a skilled gardener/farmer to push diverse microbes across large areas (say a lawn, orchard, row crops, etc). In fact most people over fertilize and there are plenty of nutrients available to plant roots. Multiple studies show that green tea drinkers have a lower risk of various types of cancer. Many people report having more stable energy and being much more productive when they drink green tea, compared with coffee. Full of heavy metals? Well this famous or infamous tea really resolve this problem ? Thank you for your time Robert, hope you’re well. A higher rate of decomposition speeds up the release of nutrients – so in a sort period of time there might be more, but decomposition does not create more nutrients. I really doubt your results are solid as a rock. Most people growing in pots will fertilize their plants and so the plants really do not need the microbes to provide the nutrients. Most soil microbes have not been identified – so why do you think a gardener could do this using a microscope? “The Contrary Farmer” by Gene Logsdon, Since you seem to like internet sources so much, give this one a read: Tea is widely believed to be nature’s 'wonder drug'. It’s loaded with antioxidants that have many health benefits, which may include: There may be even more potential health benefits. The disease suppressing ability of foliar CT is well established. In addition the references have the following issues. When you multiply the microbes in a tea by aerating it for 36-44 hours, they are doing all the work (to transform nutrients) in a short period of time compared to the longer period of time that it would take the soil microbes to break it down. Cupuaçu is a chocolaty fruit that can be eaten on its own, processed into butter or powder, and used in various cosmetics. Actually there is NOT a sure fire way to identify all microbes. When you brew it you are accelerating the rate of the aerobic “good bacteria” and they will devour and suffocate the “bad bacteria” out which is trying to survive in a non-hospitable environment. Please help! I rotate them from time to time to encourage aeration (though not as often as I probably should, but I’m amazed at how quickly the process is nonetheless). They just convert it from one type of compound to another.” Robert Pavlis, feb 19 2015 If the microbes die in the soil in the pot, then any you add will also die. I am not a microbiologist, but I do own a microscope, and I am able to count and ID the important microbes, bacteria, fungus, yeasts, and their respective ratios in a compost tea sample. One of these studies was a 12-week randomized controlled study involving 240 people with obesity. In favor of tea leaves: Tea phytochemicals such as catechins degrade over time. All of the research papers I have looked at where compost tea is tested in field conditions fail to show any benefits over and above that obtained from spreading just the compost. They are using it to INCREASE the nutrient value of their soil. I work in the fertilizer industry, yet I fully appreciate that fertilizers alone are not enough. EGCG is one of the most powerful compounds in green tea. Yes tea is more complicated but I enjoy the learning/experimenting process. That does not mean you will get bigger yields especially if you dilute the heck out of it when you apply it to the garden. Here are 10 health benefits of black tea, all backed by science. Bacteria or fungi – does not really matter. At best soil microbes are classified into large groups based on morphology – that is what Dr. Ingham promotes. You are correct it will add nutrients. It also contains amino acid L-theanine, which can cross the blood-brain barrier (7). What is the difference between using compost tea or compost in hydroponics? It also increases dopamine and the production of alpha waves in the brain (7, 8, 9). Eventually enough people will be practicing these methods, with a portfolio filled full off success stories to back them up, and better yet offering their services to gardeners/farmers, and even better more people teaching others to do it themselves, but we are not there it. This is basic chemistry and not disputable. If you have a healthy soil then it will naturally balance the bad bacteria. Several references were given to back up the points I made – the comments are not just based on common sense. Although it may be less effective than straight Anhydrous Ammonia or Urea there is little to no worry that you will burn your plants and the soil PH will most likely not shift drastically one way or the other. I especially liked the series you did on soil in Fine Gardening. Literally almost dead. Those who drank the most green tea — 5 or more cups per day — were significantly less likely to die during the study period (56): Another study involving 14,001 older Japanese individuals found that those who drank the most green tea were 76% less likely to die during the 6-year study period (57). Current knowledge suggests that compost teas work through a combination of chemical and biological mechanisms, which have not been fully unravelled. Most discussion of brewing aerobic tea focus on the value of bacteria – not fungi. All around us is sterile soil because chemical fertilizers kill all microbes. I believe plants and soil are very similar, being as my vertical garden is enclosed, I used containers and I do brew compost tea. The reason why I made the statement you quoted is because it is all to easy to make compost/tea and negatively effect your plants, or have no results at all, which does no good for getting this knowledge out to the masses. But they can be used to determine if an effect exists before moving to field trials. (anthropods, earthworms,etc.). If the plant releases sugar from the roots in order to nourish the soil food web, wouldn’t the sugar in the tea also encourage a bacterial bloom? Stimulatory effects occur on plants through PGRs, humic and other biostimulatory compounds present in compost teas. bruh r u guys serious … the point of compost tea is not ‘aeration and water retention’ its a massive amount of pre fixed nitrogen…… its about improving nutrient value and accessibility. Plus as we have seen in this thread there are many variables in nature that make it difficult for the believer to weed out the anecdotal evidence from the repeatable science, making the selling of such easy fixes hard to combat. Most work looks at benefits of the tea alone. Green tea is more than just a hydrating beverage. By the time the tea is ready, the leaf on the ground is no longer fresh and has started to decompose. People who believe in compost tea have been misinformed about the nutrients in tea. This seems like a jealous rant from someone who has never tried compost tea. ..they sure do work. What I do know is that bacteria and other beneficials are important in living soils. And we don’t know which will make the soil better for plants. You just conceded that “A higher rate of decomposition resulted in **more nutrients** on the tea and higher growth rate.” due to the compost being mixed into water and aerated. Don’t care about the rest. Or frass. Effect of Aerated Compost Tea on the Growth Promotion of Lettuce, Soybean, and Sweet Corn in Organic Cultivation, “In the study, application of aerated compost tea from organic compost based using MOVR (the mixture of rice straw compost, vermicompost, and Hinoki cypress bark compost) to the root zone increased the plant shoot and root growths and yield of the red leaf lettuce, sweet corn, and soybean. Might throw it in my garden after I’m done but I’ll always start with a fresh batch. All the hype would have you believe that the brew was full of them and that they add benefits. I know some people believe in compost tea. Many people have had good experiences with compost teas, and while I agree that there needs to be more studies as to why, it is scientifically indisputable that teas multiply up the same aerobic organisms that are in the compost by many degrees of magnitude, provided that teas are properly aerated and nourished–which all quality teas should be, IMO. Green tea contains less caffeine than coffee but enough to produce an effect. More of a question than a comment. Lastly, while normal gardening soil might not need added microbes, indoor container gardens benefit from them, since the potting mixes used might not contain microbes. If you’re reffering to e=mc^2, that THEORY was disproven almost a decade ago now. If it is low, the microbes there just multiply. Keep up the good work. Compost benefits the microflora and soil biology and better than tea, since the compost not only contains the microbes it also contains a lot of undigested organic matter which the soil biology need as a food source. However, soil already has microbes and does not need more. I did want to point out one thing though. Granted tea may not actually do anything for the subsoil biome. I used you search criteria and looked up this one: The claim that any company knows the strains in soil is ridiculous. I think it’s important to temper much of the hype with this application method. If you use concentrated fish emulsion and concentrated worm castings then you can get a tea that is viable for all fertilizer needs. Adding either makes no sense unless you know you are solving a specific deficiency problem. But once an effect is confirmed in the lab, you need to move it to the real world. Sorry Robert I can’t accept these articles are not peer reviewed. I suggest you spend more time researching this topic. -glacial rock dust My First Vegetable Garden – A New Course Offered by University of Guelph Arboretum. you can cut your plant down around the base and leave the roots in there. No matter what kind of tea you brew, you don’t increase the amount of nitrogen, unless the bacteria in the tea use nitrogen from the air, and there is no indication that they do this. Cumin is even referred to as natural detoxifier. As these plants decompose the nutrients are made available to other plants. Most of the fertilizer will be washed out of the pot when you water so NPK ratio is not that important. First up, we tried Comfort Wellness tea: Comfort is an herbal, caffeine free tea, with notes of ginger, chamomile, mint, and more. Otherwise you would have no way of knowing which nutrients your tea is providing, and in that case you are adding nutrients just as blindly as someone who uses fertilizer – no, that is not correct. Several mechanisms have been posited for the altered effects associated with compost tea use including increased availability and uptake of nutrients especially when applied as a foliar treatment. This one has at least two problems. Anyway, they are all ions when watered, just like how compost tea is made up, just at higher doses. Erick, I am get lost, if you said that harvard and ohio u, have been involve in those investigations, what other information will be provide by the author if both are suppose to see the same reports. You could add less water to concentrate the nutrients, but the common recipes don’t suggest this. I believe that the basic laws of physics that says “you can’t create matter from nothing” is one of Newton’s laws. […] unless tests done on the soil show a deficiency. There are many such experiments, but they all fail to compare the compost to the tea in field experiments. But using very little of them is actually very safe. They measure fungal hyphae and rely on their experience, but with all due respect, they don’t truly know what they are looking at. When you make any kind of compost tea it should be to increase the microbe and fungi population and activity in the soil which ultimately provides essential nutrients for the plants. But then the conclusions in my post are NOT based on my experience – they are based on solid peer reviewed scientific testing. I go off of strictly results and they are solid as a rock. The concept builds on the idea of an optimum nutritional environment in the body and suggests that diseases reflect deficiencies in this environment.”. The fertilizer numbers of compost are about 1-1-1, a tenth of your numbers. So I’m gonna keep mixing this useless/toxic brew and hopefully some day someone wicked smart can tell me what’s in it! Peer reviewed journals be damned if what I learnt through her courses works. It seems to me that in both cases you would add compost to water and then grow plants in it. But if the nutrients being released make the plant grow much more (=> more sugar to the soil via roots, and after that all the necromass) it could be worth it. Wow I can’t believe you have been arguing this for 2 years! holds. I have not been able to find one source ( I have not looked real hard) that gives the nutrient value of the compost tea ie the NPK values. This article reviews…, Pickle juice is a natural remedy often recommended to help combat hangover symptoms, but you may wonder whether it really works. One speck of good quality garden soil contains up to a billion bacteria. those microbes may consume resources but as you said with physics, the energy is only converted and not wasted. You say “tea increases the availability of the nutrients to plants”. I had some zucchini which developed blossom end rot. Some controlled studies show that green tea may cause mild reductions in blood sugar levels. I completely disagree with nearly every point you’ve made. Very interesting stuff. You know I’d almost be willing to even pay the hour rate for her consultation service, just so you can get this clarity. This takes years once the organic matter is in the soil. Additionally, there is far less attraction to destructive pests (e.g., raccoons, possums, cats, etc.) Re: “As a foliar spray compost tea can be useful because the bacteria in the compost tea break down the nutrients to a bio available state where the leaves can absorb the nutrients.”. Never over brew and if sugar is added use as soon as it gets a foam head. Once you have seedlings use any cheap soluble fertilizer – something with more nitrogen, and less phosphorus – like 10-2-4. This article reviews whether mayo is safe when…, Apples are highly nutritious, but you may wonder whether they can really keep the doctor away. From an industrial point of view, compost tea is a waste of time and a non value added step. Less work and you get the same nutrients. The soil has lots of both of these and does not need more to be inoculated. Its essentially a nutrient factory. We caress it with this gentle, slightly fruity, sweet tea that has been pleasantly refined by adding orange peels, fennel, thyme and ginger. These free radicals play a role in aging and many types of diseases. Love your Blog and approach to an area that is full of idea’s without scientific rigor. However, making a solution of this gusty mess enables the nutrients to be spread more evenly among raised beds than plunking the solids on the surface. Given the beneficial effects on risk factors, it may not be surprising that people who drink green tea have up to a 31% lower risk of dying from a cardiovascular disease (49, 50, 51). If you look at the ingredients list for any fat burning supplement, chances are, green tea will be on there. 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