One of the most important components of a soil-based grow is the soil itself. Healthy, biologically active soil is essential to a successful grow. Other than a garden soil amendment, compost tea is the best way to improve the makeup of your soil. It is organic, and using one of our compost tea brewers makes this process incredibly simple.
What are the benefits of compost tea?
Compost, in its simplest form, is decomposed organic material. It contains nutrients, microorganisms, and humates. When growers reintroduce this decomposed organic material into their soil as a tea, they enjoy benefits such as:
- Suppression and prevention of soil-borne pathogens.
- Excellent source of nourishment for plants.
- Acts as a soil conditioner, improving growing conditions.
How do you use compost tea?
Most compost teas should consist of ingredients like molasses, sugar, humic acid, seaweed, and rock dust. Simply steep the compost in a container filled 1/3 of the way, with the remainder being filled with water. Allow it to aerate with an air pump and air stone for a day, stirring a few times if possible. Then, either spray directly onto the foliar, or allow it to seep directly into the soil around the plant.
If you are not interested in brewing your own compost tea, and simply want to reap the benefits this organic compound provides to your soil and plants, we offer pre-brewed compost tea.
If you are interested in learning more about compost tea, we have an entire article, which includes recipes, in our learning center! If you still have questions, feel free to reach out to our experienced growers at 888-815-9763!