Compost Tea

What is compost tea?  According to Oregon State University, Compost tea is a liquid extract of compost that contains plant growth compounds and beneficial microorganisms. Liquid extracts have been used for hundreds of years in agriculture to promote plant and soil health. How is it made?  Compost tea is produced by steeping finished compost in water in order to extract beneficial microorganisms and compounds into … Continue reading Compost Tea

Garden design Ithaca

One of my jobs for the summer is helping a couple of Cornell University professors with their garden work. (above) The area in front of the wall looked nasty because the contractor who built the wall left it without re-seeding grass. The first question that came to my mind when the professors asked me to help them out was: Do you want an Edible Landscape instead?! … Continue reading Garden design Ithaca