Microbial Organism Receipes
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Author:  Achy-Breaky-Dallas-Back [ Sat Sep 06, 2003 5:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Microbial Organism Receipes

There are many receipes for aerated compost teas on the forums. Is there any procedure to cultivate microorganisms, microbial stimulators and enzymes that will promote soil aeration and general soil health.

Author:  user_48634 [ Sun Sep 07, 2003 11:09 pm ]
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For one, just soaking cornmeal over night in water seems to impart an antifungal effect to the "tea." I can't say how that works, but I could guess it is microbial in nature.

Dry corn meal attracts a fungus from the Trichoderma family that seems to wipe out many other fungi, so maybe this soaking simply grows some Trichoderma in it.

Author:  CaptainCompostAL [ Mon Sep 08, 2003 1:46 pm ]
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Molasses, dry molasses powder, or any other natural sugars or syrups are superior microbial growth activators for all composting/soil microbes, especially fungi according to Dr. Elaine Ingham.

Rotten fruits are great fungal foods. Use citrus fruits in compost piles or in pesticidal teas because of the high levels of citrus acid.

Leaf mold or forest dirt is also a great source of fungi for brewing.

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