Welcome to The Mad Tea Party. Here we want to hand down this compost tea recipe to you, which will make your garden or yield develop strength and healthiness. It's an ancient potion that mother earth has been applying since she was alive. Don´t worry, you won't be stuck at 6:00 forever as Mad Hatter and the March Hale, you are just going to learn how to brew your own compost tea recipe, how to use this fantastic concoction, and boost compost nutrients.
Well, as you can see we are still having tea and it's all because it was a special time waiting for your return. You´re terribly late… No, you don´t. You are always on time. If you are here, it is because you are looking for some special way to enhance your garden, soil or yield. And that's a noble purpose we want to support. So, we are showing an easy and affordable compost tea recipe for you to brew at home. It will be a perfect opportunity to deploy your Diy skills under the sun of a frabjous day.
Maybe you're a composting connoisseur, or gaining experience into it. Or, maybe you´re just thinking about starting composting at home. If you are the last one, here we provide to you a guide which will nudge you to a joyful beginning into this world.
Door for beginners: Here is the complete Guide on how to Composting at Home
However, this compost tea recipe is general public information. And even one more reason to start composting.
Imagine how wonderful a compost tea is, if the compost is already something that helps plants to flourish. Prepare yourself because this practice borders on alchemy.
Well, not that much but this are the effects we expect from applying tea at the plants, soil or yields:
Let's think of us as nature assistance, because composting or making compost tea is nothing but copying nature's ways of nourishment. This powerful soil and plant supply works when a piece of compost is surged underwater and all the good microorganisms are released and spread in it. Benefits of compost tea come right from that broth. Just as when we get sick and drink tea to recover or feel warm, well, the earth needs the same. That's why we should brew it for her.
Now, go get your saucepan and ladle cause we are brewing. And then, we´ll tell you how to use compost tea.
There are two compost tea recipes. One of each is without a lot of intervention. And you just need these following ingredients. The other way is the aerated compost tea, for which one you will need an aquarium air pump. But first, let's go see how to brew the first one.
If you don't know how to identify a finished compost, check the following article: When is Compost Finished? Become an Expert with these Advices. But if you don't compost yet, you can buy a bag of compost at your nearest store.
And, ready to go. Fill a sprayer or watering can, and rain over the garden, bed flowers or vegetable plot.
It seems like a lot to use for a compost tea recipe, but don't be overwhelmed because by understanding the following thing, all those tools will make sense.
The air pump system provides microbes the perfect conditions to multiply. We always say that the key of composting is the microbial activity in the decomposing process, in fact. And so it is in a compost tea recipe. The main reason we brew is to boost compost virtues by feeding aerobic microorganisms with oxygen, bubble party makes them feel in paradise so they reproduce.
Benefits of compost tea reside in the culture of good microorganisms and nutrients, which reproduce encouraged by the affluence of food (that's why molasses and seaweed liquid are used for).
Extra tip: Understanding that microbes grow in aerobical conditions, you can shake the bubble party by using a three gang port valve, a long hose and a cutter. Say what? Well, firstly, hang the the valve in place of the air pump. Snip one piece of hose which will conect the air pump with the valve. Then you will have to cut three pieces of tubing for each port. Once you do that, the procedure is the same as above following step 2 to 7, although the best part of this technique is to plug an airstone to the hose´s end so the air will spread perfectly.
Pour the content of the bucket into a spray bottle or can and rain over all houseplants or yield.
Compost tea can be saved almost six days in a safe place without receiving direct sun. Smell proof is always a good way to know if it goes off or it`s still able to use. If you want to stretch tea duration, you can bubble it a few more hours so aerobic activity will take care of it.
Compost tea works as probiotics for soil. So it will still work while is still alive.
No matter how you brew it, it comes the time to use the potion. And in terms of efficiency and nursing, expert gardeners recommend to use it before 10 am when plants are still moist by the morning dew, or even dusk when sun is a little more lazy. Why? Because sun can burn and dry them if applying too much. To avoid burning, it`s important also using a really cured compost to brew and for dilute all the nutrients, so we can take advantage of all the benefits of compost tea. About frequency: It`s better if used once every 14 days.
We said we are like nature`s assistance. That`s why she compost herself by releasing dead leaves to nurture the soil and feed the roots, protect them from cold and snow, pests. Also rain brew his own compost when the water helps to soak up the nutrients that natural compost has done.
Now, you are ready to brew your own compost tea. As you can see is not that complicated as it may sounds, and we are sure your experience will improve the recipe. Thank you for coming to this mad tea party, lucky earthling. Let´s go brew!