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Whether you are looking for pre-brewed compost tea or compost tea brewers, you can find them all at Groindoor.com to help perk up your soil conditions.

We have got a wide selection of brands including heavy Harvest, Nectar for the Gods, General Hydroponics, and Bubble Magic at the lowest prices.

What is compost tea?

It is a liquid compost that you can brew in your garage or backyard, just like you would brew drinking tea. Unlike drinking tea, compost tea is to be brewed for longer periods to ensure the highest level of effectiveness. Let us look at some of its benefits for plants.

Given that soil is crucial for healthy growing, you must complement it either with garden soil amendments or compost tea to ensure maximum yield. Using compost tea is an organic method, and our compost tea brewers can come in pretty handy if you want the ease of brewing.

How does compost tea work for plants?

Compost is decomposed organic material rich in nutrients, humates, and microorganisms. When introduced to the soil, it provides benefits such as:

  • Nourishes the plants.
  • Suppresses and prevents soil-borne pathogens.
  • Acts as a soil conditioner to improve growing conditions.

Can compost tea be considered a fertilizer?

Technically, yes! Compost tea qualifies to be organic fertilizer. It is rich in nutrients that promote healthy growth, but many growers do not use it as a long-term option. Rather, they use it to start plants organically and then continue top dressing the plants with organic amendments during their lifecycle.

This becomes necessary during the flowering stage as plants see a massive change in their nutritional needs. While many growers use super soil or organic compost tea from seed to harvest, it is recommended that you use dry amendments as top dressing to prevent any nutrient deficiencies.

Do you need to dilute compost team before using it?

It depends on how you use the compost tea but generally, it is better to dilute it before use. You can find recipes on our blog that are ready to use and will not need any further cutting. During your plant’s early stages, though, make sure you dilute the tea before feeding it to the plants. Given compost tea is hot, young plants and seedlings run the risk of burns and toxicity.

How to make compost tea?

The first step is finding a good compost tea recipe. After that, all you have to do is get your hands on a brewer and follow some simple steps.

Usually, compost tea consists of ingredients like sugar, molasses, seaweed, humic acid, and rock dust. Here is what you need to do to make compost tea:

  1. Steep the compost in a container filling a third of it.
  2. Fill the remainder of the container with water.
  3. Allow the solution to aerate for a day with an air stone and air pump.
  4. Stir a few times.
  5. Then, let it seep into the soil of the plant or spray it directly on the foliar.

You can learn more about compost tea and other things at our learning center, or simply give us a call at 866-GRO-INDR to speak with one of our expert growers.

 

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