Does anyone make their own compost mixtures? Do you use manure? Are you making actively aerated teas? How do you feed the beneficial microorganisms and fungi in your soil?
We make a number of different composts - some key ingredients include leaf matter, alfalfa hay, wood chips, comfrey, stinging nettles, biochar, maple sap, chicken and duck manure, feathers, pig manure and more. Depending on the mix they can get really hot - some are long and slow - some hot and fast.
Some will be added in the mulch layer (hotter) and some are added directly into the soil mixes (more finished).
We have tested a number of different teas and applications - aerated goat manure compost tea is nice and gentle (you can even use goat fresh on a garden - unlike pigs which need months to break down) - worm teas - willow teas can be a great cutting aid and rooting stimulant.
What are others using?