[NAFEX] lee reich's fungi comment

Lee Reich lreich at hvc.rr.com
Fri Apr 16 10:30:45 EDT 2010


I could go on and on about compost tea  . . . the short version is  
that there's little theoretical or empirical basis for its use. Just  
about all the positive reports come from Elaine Ingram, who has a  
business in compost teas.

Lee Reich, PhD
http://www.leereich.com/
http://leereich.com/blog.html.

Books by Lee Reich:
A Northeast Gardener's Year
The Pruning Book
Weedless Gardening
Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden
Landscaping with Fruit






On Apr 16, 2010, at 10:14 AM, Kieran and/or Donna wrote:

> My youngest son read online about growing fungi and bacteria in  
> aerobic compost tea, bought an aquarium pump and was brewing up  
> various batches for his little garden last year.  So the info in the  
> book I recommend "Teaming with MIcrobes" is available online.   
> Apparently the compost teas can be used to improve plant health, and  
> can be targeted to develop bacteria (for veggies and annuals) or  
> fungi (for trees, bushes and perennials).    Donna
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