Author Topic: What to do with whey  (Read 632 times)

Offline Pete S

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Re: What to do with whey
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2014, 06:30:37 PM »
It is a source of nitrogen but don't use to much or you will get all vines and few tomatoes;

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Re: What to do with whey
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2014, 07:10:14 PM »
Source of nitrogen? Well now, that's interesting....

I read, maybe at the beginning of last year, that it was good for tomatoes since it was acidic and tomatoes like acidic soil.... I told that to my wife recently and she immediately looked up a source that pretty much directly contradicted this (tomatoes *don't* like acidity, it said).

Perhaps the nitrogen helps to make it a happy environment for yeast - aside from sugar, yeast likes various nutrients; nitrogen is one of those.

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Re: What to do with whey
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2014, 10:57:48 PM »
I make smoothies with it. I love the lactic flavor it adds.
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Re: What to do with whey
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2014, 03:37:59 AM »
I agree with the use of whey in sourdough bread--in place of most of the water.  I also sometimes put (failed) cheese curds in my sourdough bread--like curds that are too dry to knit well.  I wouldn't spray it on fruit trees though, as it might provide a great starter for nasties.
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