BEWARE OF MIXING HOMEMADE TEA

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After around 6 months of herming issues and ending up with seeds in my entire flower room :( I have finally found the culprit.... My home made tea was obviously tooooooooo strong.
 
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i think im guilty of feeding strong tea.
haven't noticed any nanners though...
why do you think its the tea med? did you do a run with weaker tea with no problems?
 
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I have been concerned about this- top grade teas very often have high concentrations of PGRs, or plant growth regulators. These mess with a plant's metabolism just like hormones mess with ours.

I'm getting top quality results with Jacks and my favorite 'secret' recipe; Epsom salts... seriously. I add compost tea to this winning formula sparingly.
 
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I have been concerned about this- top grade teas very often have high concentrations of PGRs, or plant growth regulators. These mess with a plant's metabolism just like hormones mess with ours.

I'm getting top quality results with Jacks and my favorite 'secret' recipe; Epsom salts... seriously. I add compost tea to this winning formula sparingly.
salts in your tea? how much would you say for a 5 gal mix?
 
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salts in your tea? how much would you say for a 5 gal mix?

I am no expert here, please ask Seamaiden, Capulator or any of many others for their recommendations. I put 10 grams of calcium nitrate in my 5 gallon tea bucket. I also put processed alfalfa in the tea for its triacontanol. I never use it in high concentrations, never more than 1:10.
 
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Of course I blamed on a plant took out put outside NO sign of herms or seeds out side...Stopped tea the plants that were in there and any new no sign ,which I got to thinking started tea same time ( not measuring real good ) a handful of alfalfa, worm casting, fish meal , etc..When i start messing with what has always worked ( alternate Roots organics ) back to the roots everyone is happy.. Mix of tea was diluted 1 cup to 2 gal..... never measured ppl
 
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I am no expert here, please ask Seamaiden, Capulator or any of many others for their recommendations. I put 10 grams of calcium nitrate in my 5 gallon tea bucket. I also put processed alfalfa in the tea for its triacontanol. I never use it in high concentrations, never more than 1:10.

I'm not explaining this well at all. The reason for the calcium nitrate is to give the triacontanol in the alfalfa something to chemically attach to when I cook it out of the plant. So, I chop up alfalfa, put it in water and carefully heat it to about 140. I add the calcium nitrate now. I let this sit at 140 for a few hours, stirring occasionally, then strain off the solids and let it cool.

The calcium and the triacontanol have bound and remain in the liquid in a plant available form. I fill the bucket with water and ACT (aerated compost tea) ingredients and brew as usual. It's very concentrated, and so I use it sparingly. You can literally grab alfalfa from where it grows wild or use alfalfa feed pellets from the pet store. This is a PGR (plant growth regulator) everyone can access on the cheap and it is THE SHIT for accelerating rooted starts of just about anything, enhancing growth, or kicking off flowering. I don't suggest using it after the first few weeks of bloom.
 
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I'm not explaining this well at all. The reason for the calcium nitrate is to give the triacontanol in the alfalfa something to chemically attach to when I cook it out of the plant. So, I chop up alfalfa, put it in water and carefully heat it to about 140. I add the calcium nitrate now. I let this sit at 140 for a few hours, stirring occasionally, then strain off the solids and let it cool.

The calcium and the triacontanol have bound and remain in the liquid in a plant available form. I fill the bucket with water and ACT ingredients and brew as usual. It's very concentrated, and so I use it sparingly. You can literally grab alfalfa from where it grows wild or use alfalfa feed pellets from the pet store. This is a PGR everyone can access on the cheap and it is THE SHIT for accelerating rooted starts of just about anything, enhancing growth, or kicking off flowering. I don't suggest using it after the first few weeks of bloom.[/quote ]thanks ttystikk
Thanks , it's all a learning experience
 
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This is my favorite part about it. If I'm not learning something new, I get bored. FAST. Me and bored is a recipe for real trouble... Lol
Yah but it was an expensive journey....but one well learned ..stay outta trouble :cool:
 
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dont kill yourself producing Triacontanol, you can find it in alfalfa, kelp, and beeswax. add broad spectrum probiotic and you are good to go. i pour tea regularly very reg and in it is smaller portions that my plant needs when it wants it. Do pay attention levels if you are gonna make super teas and boil and what ever
 
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