The Growing Solutions' Systems use fine bubble diffusion
technology to supply aeration and mixing the solution, a supplemental nutrient
source (catalyst) to feed the microorganisms, and a 24-hour brewing cycle to
produce biologically active, aerated compost tea. The right compost is critical
to the quality and sometimes worm castings are used alone or blended with
compost because of their highly diverse microbial composition.
How do I use compost tea?
Compost tea should be used within 24-48 hours after decanting from the brewer. You can use a watering can, agricultural spray, overhead and drip irrigation and horticultural injection systems. DO NOT use any type of sprayer that had previously been used with chemical fertilizers, any traces of chemicals will destroy the microorganisms.
Compost tea should be applied throughout the
growing season every 14 to 30 days. This rotation may be increased to every week
during times of plant stress (known disease, environmental stress, etc). Allow 7
days after your last application before harvest. The microbes in compost tea are
sensitive to UV light and should therefore be applied before 10 AM or after 4
PM. During precipitation, applications to the soil should be made during light
rains only. Foliar applications should be avoided during any type of
What can I apply compost tea to?
Compost tea can be applied to the soil or directly to the plant as a foliar spray. When it is used as a foliar application, it is best to strive for though leaf coverage using a fine mist. When used as a soil drench the tea should be applied so that it moves into the root zone and can be diluted with water.
What are the benefits of compost tea?
Compost tea stimulates overall plant health. And healthy plants are better able to resist pests and diseases! Compost tea is used for one or more of the following reasons: