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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:11 am    Post subject: 'Liquid gold' Reply with quote

I have been given 2 litres of the above, as said to me, otherwise known as worm tea/worm juice or if you prefer worm poo! It's from a wormery in a school. I am told it is a brilliant fertiliser. Have any of you any experience of how to use it and which veg would profit from it the most. I will give it a Google in the morning with my pint of coffee to see what I can find out! But your experiences would be of far more interest.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dilute it down in water about 4 parts water to 1 part liquid gold or have It weaker if you want.Most vegetable other than tubers will benefit from this liquid feed.I don't know if it can feed tubers like potatoes
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I looked at a few web sites and the dilution rates varied from 1 in 9, 1 in 10 and 1 in 20. Another said the colour of weak tea. Quare hard to know what to do! Didn't find anything yet on what veg to avoid and what use it on. I will the spuds a miss then on your advice, thanks for the input.
I am looking into starting a wormery now.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it was given to me I would use it on tomatoes as they are hungry crops.

I have just read Joy Larkom's memoir and in it she quotes one of her early mentors, Alfred Grower, as saying "feed a strong solution to young plants rather than a weak solution to mature plants". This struck a cord with me.

I expect your liquid gold is quite concentrated (compared to home brew of Nettle / comfrey tea) So I would go with 10 to 1 dilution and expect that is still quite strong. ( I am only guessing!) I would try it on a few plants and see if I noticed any difference.

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