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Teaming with Microbes: A Gardener’s Guide

Brand: Average Rating 52 reviews Teaming With Microbes enlightens readers in two important ways. First, in clear, straightforward language, it desc...

 
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Teaming With Microbes enlightens readers in two important ways. First, in clear, straightforward language, it describes the activities of the organisms that make up the soil food web, from the simplest of single-cell organisms to more familiar multicellular animals such as insects, worms, and mammals. Second, the book explains how to foster and cultivate the life of the soil through the use of compost, mulches, and compost teas. By eschewing jargon, the authors make the text accessible to a wide audience, from devotees of organic gardening techniques to weekend gardeners who simply want to grow healthy, vigorous plants without resorting to chemicals. more info

How To Make Your Own Sun Tea

 

Making sun tea is an iced tea recipe that is easy to do. But if you want to make the best out of your sun tea, there are some things you can do to achieve this. You will need to have some patience and a few supplies. Although this ice tea recipe requires the least amount of effort on your part, making tea with solar power takes a lot longer than other methods of making iced tea.

Choosing Your Type of Tea

Some people may prefer making their sun tea with regular black tea bags, but other people find the result a bit on the weak side. If you prefer strong hot black tea, then you the taste of this iced tea recipe will not appeal to you. The advantage of sun tea is that you can use any kind of tea bags , and even a blend of two or more kinds of tea bags for your sun tea.

Instead of the usual black tea, this writer recommends using green tea. You could also combine different tea bags as part green tea, and part herbal tea, perhaps with a fruity flavor. Green tea needs less time to brew than black tea and tastes better if the water is hot but not at its boiling point. The sun will heat up the water with the tea quite well, but will not boil it.

Choosing Your Container

There are many containers you can use for this iced tea recipe. But it is very important that your containers should have lids. If your container does not have a lid, chances are that insects will be attracted to the liquid’s color and unintentionally drown in it. Your iced tea container needs to be have at least a half gallon capacity in order to make a few glasses of iced tea.

Some people can may be able to detect when your iced tea recipe is made in a plastic container or in a glass one. The difference is quite subtle but some people may be sensitive to this. This employs the same logic as when you’re comparing the taste of bottled soft drinks that have previously been packaged in glass containers. There is a difference that can be detected in those that come in plastic bottles.

For best results for this iced tea recipe, simply use one regular sized tea bag per cup of water in the container, fill with cold water and set in a spot that gets the most sun during the day. In the evening, place the container in the refrigerator to chill overnight. For a refreshing finish, serve over ice.