Compost tea is an aerobic water solution that has extracted the microbe population from compost along with the nutrients. In simple terms, it is a concentrated liquid created by a process to increase the numbers of beneficial organisms as an organic approach to plant/soil care.
Why is it so great?
Generally, Compost tea is made by mixing Compost into water and then nutrients for micro-organism to allow bacteria or fungo to multiply rapidly. Ait will be sent through water to keep the water oxygenated. This will help the good bacteria over pathogens (e-coli). This will be put into rest for couple of days. After that you get a liquid you can spray on plants with full of microorganisms which are very important for the growth of plants.
- Natural, not harmful
- Improves growth of root system
- Retains more water
- Suppresses diseases
- Improves the taste of vegetables or fruits
It’s really important to spray it within 4-5 hours after you make it. It takes about 12-18 hours to brew couple of gallons compost tea. It’s recommended to use this early in the morning or rain time.