19. Feb, 2022

Liquid Feeds: Compost Extract

The section on compost extracts on www.carryoncomposting.com page on Compost Teas ( http://www.carryoncomposting.com/441149730)  has been revised.

Simple Compost extracts can be made in less than 20 minutes and applied immediately, making them very convenient if there is not enough time to brew aerated tea.  Compost extracts require a larger volume of compos than teas and can be used as a soil drench, root dip during  transplanting or as an activator added to  compost heaps.  Compost Extract can be made agitating or vigorously mixing  compost in a bucket of water, or by running water at pressure through compost. The easiest method of doing this is to put the compost in a mesh screen bag, as would be used for making aerated compost tea. Put the silled bag in a bucket of fresh compost and leave until the the compost is soaked. The bag should then be agitated for a few minutesso that the water washes through the compost. The bag is then left for another five minutes and the agitation repeated. Compost Extract is often usedto boost the soil  round established trees