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#1 bongcloud



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Posted 21 June 2018 - 06:59 AM

I have a decent amount of vermicast and pellets left from potting up. I've seen multiple members mention making teas out of these, and there's a whole 51 page thread on it (AACT). However, sometimes they are mentioned briefly, and other times are way over my head. What would be a good way to make use of these leftovers, that doesn't require additional equipment like airstones and airpumps? Is making them into liquid ferts worth it if I won't be doing AACT (which, from what I've gathered, is the setup with pumps and whatnot)? I also have nearly a liter of unsulphured molasses and a 100ml bottle of a biofertilizer containing bacillus subtilis, bacillus megaterium and saccharomyces sp. Cheers, thanks.

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 09:35 AM

You won't be doing AACT without the pump or airstone, but you can just soak any solids or pellets for 24-48 hours, add the molasses and bacteria before application.  Then, let it work in ground/container.  Use spent solids as a top dress on plants.


Not quite the same as AACT, but not a waste of time, either.  

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 10:34 AM

Sometimes i toss some Alaska fish and kelp pellets in water and let them dissolve overnight. My plants seem to like it.


Now, you can make a kelp solution from food grade kelp without a air stone and it does work. Rehydrate and thoroughly rinse some wakame or kombu seaweed. Add it to some water and run it through a blender. Put the solution in the fridge for a day. Strain out the solids and dilute with more water as needed. Its only takes a couple ounces to make 5gals or so.


You can top dress with the solids or just add them to your compost pile. I just put mine on the ground plot.


This is the general idea on video. I think i paid about $4 on sale ($8 normally) for the same size bag at my Asian market.



Edited by ShowMeDaSauce, 21 June 2018 - 10:47 AM.

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