If you've followed the saga of my weed problem, and how I'm trying to turn the weed (I'll call it Trans for short,(we are on close terms)) to my advantage. You will know that I had to rely on others, much to my embarrassment, it should be acknowledged, to identify what it is that has been causing me such angst.
I found that drowning the bugger in a sealed drum for over six weeks took care of it and produced brown lifeless mulch for the garden. The remaining brown liquid, we'll call it weed tea, was left behind but due to it being produced in an anaerobic way, according to Dr Elaine Ingram, it would be problematic to use it like that on the garden. So I've been applying myself to the task of introducing oxygen to the liquid. Elaine Ingram advises that I should pump oxygen into the drum via a fish tank type of pump, which we all know pumps bubbles of air in at the bottom and this then percolates it's way upward from there. She also states that the smell of an anaerobic drum of liquid will be very strong, but as my nose is about as reliable as my weed identification skills, I couldn't tell whether the liquid was indeed "off" or not. So the above photo shows my solution. What you see is the top of my 44 gallon drum, an old pump is spraying liquid from the bottom of the barrel onto the water at the top. You can see the white foam being created.
My questions to you all is, "will this introduce air (oxygen) to the mix", and if it does how long do you reckon I will need to keep this going for? At this point I need to acknowledge that it was my wife Brenda who's idea it was to turn the sprinkler upside down, I had constructed something on top, but once again I was wrong, (ouch).
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