[NAFEX] lee reich's fungi comment
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
Books by Lee Reich:
A Northeast Gardener's Year
The Pruning Book
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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