Compost Tea. What Compost Tea is and What it is Not. Why Use Compost Tea?. To balance the system. Brewing Actively Aerated Compost Tea. Types of Compost Tea Brewers. The Bubbling Bucket. Recirculation Tea Brewers. Flowforms. Vortex Tea Brewers. Biodynamics. Biodynamic Stirring.
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To balance the system
Types of Compost Tea Brewers
High quality compost.
Food for the Microbes
Other possible inputs
Bacterial and Fungal Inoculants
Any organic fertilizer
Any specific nutrient source that your soil test recommends can also be added to the tea to make it more bioavailable.
Step 1: Setup your commercial brewer OR make your own with a food safe container, such as a 5 gallon bucket, an aquarium pump (at least a two outlet size, larger if possible), at least 4’ of food safe tubing connected to the pump, and also connect airstone(s) or weight the end of the tubing.
Step 2: Fill your container with clean, chlorine and chloramine free water. Rainwater is the best choice. Do NOT use water that has been through a water softener! Place your container in an area where spills will be acceptable.
Step 3: Drop the airstone or weighted tube into the container of water, plug in the pump and start bubbling.
Step 4: Add your inputs.
Step 5: Brew for 12-48 hours, depending on amount of aeration and desired microbe population .
Compost Pile Innoculant
Dipping plant cuttings
Tree root soak