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Thread: How do you make peat tea?

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    Hello, I have a few questions. How do you make peat tea, what plants can you use it on, how often do I use it and how do I use it?

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    Just nicked this from the VFT section, hope it helps:

    "Peat tea... Make Tea! You can just toss the peat in some water and strain it later or you can put the peat in some cheesecloth and tie it off like a giant teabag. Either way..let it sit for a few days.. a week.. etc in a warm spot until the water is brown. The idea is to leach the tannic acid out of the peat."

    As to how often I am not 100% sure, but I think every year/2 years... :confused: but it depends on how old your soil is. If it's been round for a while it will lose it's acidity, so needs replacing by repotting, peat tea etc.

    I only have VFTs so can not really answer the what plants Q, sorry.

    (Edited by Oli G at 7:26 am on April 26, 2002)

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    thanks for the quick reply, well I'll go get started on that [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    What do you do with the peat after you've made tea with it? Seems like it should still be good for something.

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    I use it to lightly season my salads...

    [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] Actually, why not use it? [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] throw it into some organic compost mix, or dress a flower pot with it.

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    I agree with Ram, use it on something else. I use mine as media for my snake cage.

    Pyro

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    Mmmmmmm... peat salad, garnished with a little NZ long fiber.

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    Here is another recipe:

    http://epm.ucdavis.edu/htbin/mxarchivex/cp.2000-11/8398

    Peter Parker packed a peck of peat.

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