Leachate from hot composter

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Leachate from hot composter
« on: May 04, 2021, 10:33 »
We bought a hot composter last November.  We are only now really getting it up to temperature so we havenít had compost out of it yet but we do have a lovely container of leachate but I am not sure what to use it on.  Does anyone else use it?  Is it better for leafy growth or flowers?

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Re: Leachate from hot composter
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2021, 11:38 »
I got one early this year.  It has sat at 20 degrees C though the winter which is not bad, but I am looking forward to seeing it climb up to hotter temperatures.

I've used leachate on established pot grown plants (olive, Szechuan pepper bush), spinach and strawberries growing in containers, plus on overwintered auricula primroses and violas.  So far everything has loved it.  The leaves seem to green up really well and the auriculas and violas are flowering their hearts out.

I would use it on anything you want to give a boost to.  It seems pretty potent stuff  :)


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Re: Leachate from hot composter
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2021, 15:28 »
Did you dilute it or did you use it neat?

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Re: Leachate from hot composter
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2021, 17:08 »
Did you dilute it or did you use it neat?

I diluted it as a generous splash (probably a coffee mug worth) in a standard sized watering can.  All my container plants get fed weekly with something over the growing season, but the leachate definitely adds a bit more of a boost. It reminded me of the way seaweed feed can perk a plant up no end.

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Re: Leachate from hot composter
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2021, 20:06 »
Brilliant thanks a million, I will give everything a good feed with it tomorrow.



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