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You've created a drone fly nursery! These are the rat tailed larvae of drone flies - they love stagnant, contaminated water, specially if its got faeces or manure or rotting organic material in it, the more stinky the better. I hope that's not your bath in the house... more info in the link below http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2006/03/19/rat-tailed-maggot/ ...


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There are a number of theoretical benefits of Actively Aerated Compost Tea (ACT) over compost tea "brewed" simply by steeping compost in water. - however it is important to note there are a number of studies that find no benefit to its use. From Rutgers: Aerated Compost Tea is created by putting high quality compost into water and adding nutrients to ...


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If you're talking about leachate (worm castings steeped in water), some gardeners say that this tea will have approximately the same benefit to plant growth as the pure composted worm castings themselves. But studies have shown that, in the long run, using the castings directly in the soil will produce better plant growth, often far better, than does ...


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I think it doesn't really matter. Both are full of nutrients and micro-organisms (beneficial bacteria). Pick the one that feels most natural to you or what suits best for your way of gardening.


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Compost is created when bacteria and fungi break down the organic material, so when you have a finished batch of compost, you have a huge amount of these soil microbes. From reading "Teaming with Microbes" I learned that plants are greatly dependent on soil bacteria and fungi for protection from pathogens and for nutrients. The idea behind compost tea is ...


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