Compost tea makes the benefits of compost go farther. Compost tea is a liquid extract of well-made compost that contains beneficial microorganisms and beneficial fungi. By steeping finished compost in water beneficial microorganisms, fungi and plant growth compounds are extracted into solution. It is made in a variety of ways, including with or without aeration, depending on whether it is a soil or foliar feed. It’s used as either a foliar spray or a soil drench, depending on where your plants and pasture has problems.
Additional supplemental nutrient sources like seaweed fertilizer, kelp and minerals can be added to diversify benefits.
The right compost is critical!
Compost is the source of organic matter and organisms for extraction, so quality is very important! The quality of the tea is only as good as the compost used to make it.
Ecologia designs successful compost and manure management systems and makes high quality compost teas for deep root feeding of plants and pasture regeneration. For in depth information and approaches visit: www.soilfoodweb.com