Mulching, Compost Tea and Compost Extract
This past Saturday (26th August 2023) was a busy day of activities in the Lotus Orchard. The team of volunteers was harvesting Gala apples, weeding, and using the trimmers to clear weeds. It was also time to apply mulch to the trees including the sacred peepal trees planted earlier this year. Mulch protects the soil and micro-organisms and conserves water. We watered around the peepul trees to awaken the microbes and then mulched.
Earlier this year, we learned in the Compost Tea Workshop, that compost extract is good for the roots and spraying compost tea on the leaves is beneficial. When sprayed on the leaves, research shows that compost tea helps protect the plants against foliar diseases.