So I am finishing up on my current run and getting my dry tent ready for harvest. Ai I got my next run selected and about ready to go. But I want to incorporate new things into my garden and learn a few things so I plan on starting to introduce compost teas. Any input on them and possible recipes I can use or somewhere I can use to find recipes? Now what type I don’t know any thing to start with just looking for teas to get my foot into the door of it.
The only thing everybody agrees on is Dirt.
If you have compost, you’re set, it not get a few cups of local forest dirt. It’s really the only thing you need. Compost teas are primarily about making (feeding & multipling) microorganisms, as opposed to providing fertilizers.
I normally do 5g buckets and add:
2 cups compost (or local forest dirt)
3 tbsp molasses, bacterial food (probably more than you need)
2.5 tbsp fish hydrolysate, stimulate both bacteria and fungi
3.5 tbsp kelp, encourages growth of fungi and bacteria
2.5 tsp rock phosphate, nice home for the critters
might add some:
2 tbsp humic acid - food source for all beneficial microorganisms
Bio Live - I normally have it around. Sure all the microbes & mycorrhizal fungi just die, but it has Fish Bone Meal, Fish Meal, Alfalfa Meal, Crab Meal, Shrimp Meal, Langbeinite, Basalt, Kelp Meal, Humic Acid.
1/4 cup alfalfa - although I normal just do this on it’s own as it’s more of a fertilizer with N,P,,K (Ca), magnesium (Mg), sulphur (S), Manganese (Mn), iron (Fe), copper (Cu), boron (B), and zinc (Zn).
No need to over think or stress the measurements. As long as you have good soil, water, & oxygen source (air pump) you’re good to go.
Flyer from a local grow shop
Fermenting just alfalfa