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Manure Tea-provide essential nutrients

Manure Tea-provide essential nutrients

Manure tea is similar to compost tea fertilizer. Decomposed animal  manure is mixed in water, and until the water has becomes dark brown color, it is allowed to remain immersed in it. The solid materials of manure are taken out, then the liquid is used to lawns, gardens and flowers. Human waste is not recommended, because it contains parasites and diseases that should not be present into your soil.

It is compost tea, but uses composted livestock manure. The manure is collected in the sun during many months and then the compost is made. The livestock are raised in pastures where grasslands are available, where cattle are allowed to graze according to nature intended. Manure teas are used as a soil conditioner in vegetable gardens, flower gardens, lawns  and compost piles. The soil condition is better by planting plants  with composting tea, so that the roots of plants can absorb nutrients. It also provides valuable nutrients, minerals and beneficial microorganisms that help in growing strong and healthy plants. To speed up decomposition, manure tea can also be added directly to compost pile.

Method of preparation: –

1.Fill a 5 gallons (18.9 litres) bucket with the appropriate amount of water.

2. Put the manure into a large burlap sack or pillowcase. You should use 5 parts of water to 1 part manure.

3. Tie a knot in the sack to secure it.

4. Put the sack into the water.

6. Cover the bucket with a towel to keep flies away.

7. Let the sack to steep in the water for several days. The tea manure should reach a deep, dark golden brown color.

8. Remove the sack from the water after its been full steeped and allow it to hang over the bucket until it no longer drips.

10. This dilute mixture with clean water.

11. Apply to your plants and see them grow beautiful and healthy.

Use: –

Manure  tea can be applied in a many ways. To spray easily, keep in a spray bottle, or in a watering can for better saturation. A hose-end sprayer can be utilized for large areas. Manure tea can be put directly onto a compost heap to speed decomposition.

Benefit: –

Manure tea provides nutrients and minerals quickly. Most chemical fertilizers are slow released, which can take days or weeks to take effect. Manure  tea fast to provide  your plants with essential nutrients when, and where, they require the most. Manure tea can be used as a foilar sprays misted onto plant leaves.

Poonam Singh

Poonam Singh

Poonam Singh, M.Sc.(Bio-Chemistry), Content writer, Self Shiksha, Lcoatips, Candidviews, Quikpills and Former Research Director at NEEW

Leaf Mulch

Leaf Mulch

Leaf Mulch is a layer of shredded leaves, which are applied on the soil surface. Truth be said, mulch can be almost any material. To save and enrich the soil of your garden, just spread around the plants. They are another conventional method of maintaining soil moisture, and the coverage they  provide can suppress weeds.

Method of making leaf mulch: –

1. Making leaf mulches is very easy, and there are several ways to do so. First of all, you need to collect any fall autumn leaves.

2. When collecting leaves, you should avoid using any that are diseased, because you will only take risk of spreading the disease to your other plants if you use them as leaf much. You should also avoid using leaves that are mixed with garbage, as the litter will struggle to break down and add contamination to your soil and leaf mulch.

3. Once you have collected all the leaves you need, you need to piece them. Most of the best garden spaces will shred the leaves, as they are collected, making the whole process of making leaf mulch unusually quick. If you have collected leaves with your hands, then you can use a leaf or garden shredder. Another option is to place all the leaves in a plastic rubbish bin and using a grass trimmer a bit like a kitchen blender.

Uses: –

Once all your leaves have been cut to a suitable size, then lay the leaves in your flower beds. Approximately 2 to 3 inches thick. Make sure that  the mulch does not smoother the small plants and make sure that the mulch does not touch the stems of any plants. Try and stay a few inches away from  the stems. It  is the best practice to avoid plants directly touching any  decomposing material like leaf mulch.

1. Use 4 to 5 inches around trees and shrubs to help protect their bases.

2. From late autumn, use mulch to cure rose bushes. Remember to remove this spring when the growth cycle starts again.

3. Working mulch back into your garden’s coil will mean your means soil will start fill with earthworms and other beneficial organisms. Meaning a healthier garden.

4. Make sure to shred leaves as much as you can. The section of whole leaves can bind together and become matted, which meaning water cannot pass through the surface. By reducing their size, you reduce this risk and give micro-organisms more surface area to work with.

5. Leaf malt is carbon-rich (brown-material), use it in your compost pile to balance out nitrogen-rich (green-material) waste such as fresh grass clippings.

Benefit::-

Beside keeping the weed growth low, using mulch can help your yard in many ways, including the following:

1. Reduce water loss in the soil.

2. Controlling erosion.

3. Regulating soil temperature (keeping it cooler in summer, warmer in winter).

4. Improving the soil, once the mulch has broken down (in the case of the organic kinds of mulches, such as shredded leaves).

5. Drawing beneficial worms to the garden.

6. Keeping decorative fruits up off the bare ground, which helps preserve an unspoiled appearance

Poonam Singh

Poonam Singh

Poonam Singh

Poonam Singh, M.Sc.(Bio-Chemistry), Content writer, Self Shiksha, Lcoatips, Candidviews, Quikpills and Former Research Director at NEEW

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