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manure tea from a trash basket

16 years ago

I couldn't resist sharing this since it has worked, and is working, so well for me. Having tried several different methods of steeping compost tea, which I use extensively, I was on the lookout for something better. I had tried the pantyhose method (they rip!) and just mixing and allowing solids to settle. On one of my frequent visits to W**l M**t, I happened to notice a trash basket in the office supplies section. What I saw was a fairly fine mesh strainer made of rather sturdy wire screen of a perfect size and shape to fit inside a standard five gallon plastic bucket, with a metal rim to suspend it from the top of said bucket. Less than 10 bucks and I am happy to say that after nearly two seasons of heavy use it is still holding up fine (and so are the plants!).


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