Wood Vinager Fertilizer

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    the one article wouldn't load but the other one sounds like its okay as long as you don't use too high of a concentration. the too high is?
     
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    No idea. Technically its what is in wood, but it sounds like an essential oil so I would follow that dilution thinking. In one article it mentioned a much reduced something- either cost or usage rate. They kinda go hand in hand though.
     
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    Considering that your soil and its needs may be quite different from African soil,, I think I would pass !
     



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    The acidity would give me pause.
     
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    it seems to me that it is more of a support mechanism for microbial growth than for actual fertilizer. the quantities used for the application is s minuscule that I cannot imagine it is actual fertilizer itself.
     
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    You do come up with interesting ideas Dirt.
     
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    That is not the way my wife phrases things! But it is interesting, especially since I have so much wood around here.
     
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    here you go... get busy... it doesn't look too hard. just tedious.
     
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    Since wood vinegar is produced in oxygen free environment,, I don`t think it would be easy to make for home use !!
     
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    @carolyn thank you! That is a nifty video how one can make flavored cooking charcoal. Were the combustible gases routed back to the fire from a sealed chamber with fire under it then it would be a higher temperature, cleaner burning retort capable of making biochar with less organic components left in the charcoal but all this "vinegar"gets consumed as a fuel. All the retorts I have seen were a barrel that size with a little 30 gallon (120 liter) barrel inside of it, where holes poked in the bottom allow burping woodgas to contribute btu energy to the flames surrounding the small barrel.
     

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