Aerobic vs anaerobic tea for garden or biochar innoculation

  • Maryjane

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    March 25, 2023 at 7:07 pm

    Aerobic is allowing the air in, anaerobic, no air( like the difference between making vinegar and wine). I wanted to make compost tea this year( which I have never done) so if anyone can answer the second 1/2 of the question, with instructions on making compost tea, it would be much appreciated

  • tberi

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    March 25, 2023 at 8:47 pm

    Following this discussion. I am about to soak/charge some biochar and have a nasty old bucket of soaked beef bones that have been outside for months. Wondering if the would be good or bad to include in my biochar process.

  • HWhit

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    March 25, 2023 at 9:00 pm
  • Marthale7

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    March 25, 2023 at 9:11 pm

    Wow, there are different religions on this one 😉 I like oxygen for aquaponics to multiply bacteria that break down fish waste, and I like no oxygen for yogurt, kimchi, and korean natural farming.

    I have found many use no oxygen for production in methane production and they use the broken down material for fertilizer.


    The way I like to innoculate my biochar is either in the ground, or in my worm bin.



  • Marthale7

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    March 25, 2023 at 9:17 pm

  • Marthale7

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    March 25, 2023 at 9:23 pm

  • FLgarden

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    March 26, 2023 at 11:51 am

    I brewed weed water for months. Now I intend to brew only a cup if that water in a 5 gallon bucket with a bit of molasses and worm castings suspended in the water. Then I will add an aerator. I use a fish tank aerator. I’ve done that with just worm castings in a 5 gallon bucket of water and my plants responded well. Im hoping for goid results. In answer to your question, idk whuch is better. I only know what has worked for me