4.27.2020

H2O2 and Deep Red Near-Infared Light in Compost Tea Recipe

The main benefit to using Aerobic promoters like red light, Hydrogen Peroxide, and citrus peel and roemary during your compost digest is to allow you to extract for longer without going anaerobic, thus getting all the goodies out of your mix while also preventing Nitrogen loss from Anaerobic digestion.

The downside is that it does cost marginally more to use these tactics.

While your tea is brewing add just under 1/4 cup of 12.5% h2o2 once per day (once every 24 hours) per ~3 gallons compost tea.  This equates to around 0.05% concentration and will get used up quickly by the enzymes in the brew digesting the h2o2 into oxygen.  This will help keep the brew extra aerobic thus preventing spoilage and denitrification.  It also helps with the extraction of humic acid from the humates in the worm casting and forest humus.

After completed (I suggest 7-14 days) add 1/2 cup to the brew which equates to 0.1% h2o2 and then let the brew settle for 24 hours so it is nice and clear before bottling.  At this concentration it should help act as a natural and beneficial preservative to prevent the brew from going anaerobic and breaking down your nitrates during prolonged storage.  A drop of rosemary essential oil and a drop of orange essential oil shaken in every liter can also help prevent spoilage as it inhibits anaerobic bacteria such as pseudomonas and some forms of bacillis.  If some bacteria die at this point it's fine - we used the bacteria to extract all nutrients from our components and the dead bacteria will release their dna and rna into the brew which can help the plant both repair its own genetics and prevent mutations and also improve it's genetics for the next generation (seeds).

What I'm realizing is that firstly plants don't absolutely require anything besides minerals, however oxidized vitamins and oxidized energy sources are perfect food for plants as the plants can easily reduce them to their active form themselves using energy from photosynthesis.

In addition to the hydrogen peroxide another potential discovery is to use deep red and/or near infared light during your compost tea brewing to also promote an oxygenated brew.  This light seems to activate cytochrome c oxidase energy systems in all lifeforms and only oxidase positive bacteria have this system.  Since red light boosts this system, it promotes aerobic digestion which preserves nitrates.



Red light cytochrome c oxidase
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2996814/

Preserving milk with h2o2 at about .04%
https://chestofbooks.com/reference/Henley-s-20th-Century-Formulas-Recipes-Processes-Vol3/Hydrogen-Peroxide-as-a-Preservative.html

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