Worm Tea As A Pest Repellant

“I have been told that worm tea is an excellent pest repellant. Could you please advise what worm tea contains to enable it to perform this task. Thank you” ~ Alan Schatz, South Africa Hi Alan, Great question! Now let me reiterate that what you mean by worm tea is NOT leachate, but the tea…

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Thick Liquid (Leachate) In Worm Factory

“Hi Duncan, I have a home ‘Worm Factory’ unit. What is produced in the bottom layer bed, which has a tap, is seldom ‘worm wee’ but more usually a thick fluid of worm wee plus castings – plus presumably soil. I still dilute it – your comments on chlorinated water have added to my knowledge…

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Worm Castings Tea – Part III

This is the final installment in our worm tea series. If you have been following along, you will know that we have discussed what ‘worm tea’ (and compost tea, in general) IS and isn’t, and how to go about making it. In this article I will be discussing how to best put your compost/castings teas…

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Worm Castings Tea – PART II

Last week I provided you with a quick overview of the topic of ‘worm (castings) tea’. This week we’ll be talking in more detail about making tea. I was originally hoping to chat about how to use worm tea as well, but that will have to wait until next week. Just as a quick recap,…

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Worm Castings Tea – Part I

This week we will begin our exploration of the wonderful world of castings tea (aka ‘worm tea’, ‘vermicompost tea’, ‘vermi-tea’ etc). This is a closely related topic to that of worm castings (a subject we’ve certainly talked a LOT about as of late) given the fact that castings play a vital role in the creation…

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Worm ‘Leachate’ vs Worm Tea

“Hi, Please explain what worm tea is exactly and how to use it. Is it the liquid coming out of the bottom of the bin, or is it made using the compost hanging in a bag in a bucket of water? Regards,” ~ Dewald R. Hi Dewald – The liquid coming out of the bottom…

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Worm Tea For Hydroponics

“Can you use worm tea for hydroponics?” ~ Jacinta Lederhose Hi Jacinta, That’s a very interesting question and something I’ve also wondered about, but have yet to test out myself. Your question inspired me to do some more research to see what I could dig up. Firstly, while I’m confident that most people know what…

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