Compost Tea

compost-teaWhat is compost tea?

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.

Benefits

  • Natural, not harmful
  • Improves growth of root system
  • Retains more water
  • Suppresses diseases
  • Improves the taste of vegetables or fruits

Spraying Techniques

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.

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Published by Muthu

Passionate about bringing good food on the table

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