So I decided to make some seaweed tea... it seemed easy ... collect the seaweed ... wash the seaweed ... pop it in a container and cover with water ... stir a couple of times a week ... and presto nice seaweed tea is formed.
Well, it's now a month down the track and it is slimy and REALLY putrid smelling. I expected it to smell but really ...
AND to top it off I have tons of these little critters swimming in it. They are white and have long feelers and look like larvae of something - but what I have no idea.
Can anyone tell me what they might be ... and where and if I am going wrong with this?
Don't know about the maggots but the reason your seaweed tea smells is because it is anaerobic - no oxygen. I have the same problem with comfrey tea.
There are 2 schools of thought. The first is that anaerobic solutions may actually be promoting the wrong bacteria and be useless. The second is - Its smelly, but use it any way. ( 1:10 dilution)
To oxygenate your tea you have to rig up some sort of air pump. There are lots of youtube videos on how this can be done. This is on my to-do list but with my limited DIY skills, its in my too-hard basket