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Heavinscent
South West, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 20, 2008
7:45 PM

Post #4429438

What is the benefit if any in adding brewers yeast or yeast extract to soil or?
Thank you
Caren
Len123
Adrian, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2008
5:04 AM

Post #4441636

probably not much. to control fleas maybe??
Heavinscent
South West, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 23, 2008
1:36 PM

Post #4442173

LOL!
The reason I ask is that some DIY fertilizer recipes call for a can of beer or Brewers yeast. I was wondering what the benefit was .
Caren
doccat5
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7b)

January 23, 2008
3:08 PM

Post #4442452

I would imagine they are using it to increase microbiological activity in the soil. More good helpers to make your soil healthier and richer.
EMEric
Tucson, AZ

February 9, 2008
6:43 PM

Post #4516287

Yeast breaks down simple carbs (sugars), synthesizes enzymes, and vitamins. These by-products should be beneficial to plants. Spraying pure yeast cultures over soils may not be the most practical thing to do.

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