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Compost Tea

Compost tea from our worm binOur worms seem to be having a good time in their worm box, though the cold makes them a bit sluggish. 

We put the box under the sink where there's a bit of drip, so water slowly works its way through the composting leaves and organic matter to collect in our bottom container.  The drip keeps the worms nicely damp and has also made us quite a bit of delicious compost tea. 

Since I started watering our lemon tree and tomato with the compost tea, they've both been growing much faster.  Yay for compost tea!

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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This is the first time that I've been to your site and I started reading everything and it's all so interesting. In fact just yesterday I was thinking I wanted to try the compost tea idea but didn't know how to go about it. I've been thinking about doing a worm box but I'm a little scared of it. Where do you keep your box. Would it be too cold if I kept them in a garage?
Comment by Erin Fri Apr 3 13:28:53 2009
Good questions! I've been meaning to do a follow up post on worms, so I'll just answer your questions there. Thanks for reading!
Comment by anna Sun Apr 5 09:26:22 2009
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