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compost tea instead of EM?

Posted by Peter Fisher 
compost tea instead of EM?
February 24, 2013 11:39PM
I plan to brew compost tea this year (with just a 5 gallon pail and a fish tank air pump, as described in the book Teaming with Microbes, since I have only 1.2 acres of orchard) both as a soil drench in spring and fall, and as a foliar spray. Any reason not to add it to the "holistic sprays of spring" in place of EM?

Turkey Creek Orchard
Solon, Iowa (zone 5A)
Re: compost tea instead of EM?
February 27, 2013 10:16PM
Hi Peter,

I think your compost tea, if well made, will be a solid substitute and/or companion to the EM.

I personally feel they can be used interchangeably in your Holistic Spray program each spring.

Both EM and CT just need to be fresh and alive to be effective

Green light go in my book,


Gopher Hill Apples
Zone 8 in California
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