All the organic gardeners know very well that compost tea will benefit most for any organic garden. As long you have got the correct supply of compost tea, making compost tea is quite simple process.
All you have to decide is whether you want to prepare actively aerated type compost tea or you go here for a compost leachate.
Any actively aerated type compost tea is made by introduction of air into water and also by adding food for microbes for feeding off.
Due to increase in oxygen, good food source and the microbes present in compost can replicate and also fill up tea with denser microbial activity.
High quality compost tea possesses full-diversity of biology, which is the main key to brewing good quality of compost teas. Various food sources and techniques utilized for producing the compost tea can offer differing results.
As an example, bacteria will generally dominate vermicompost but fungi will usually tend to be primary organism in the forest humus and also mushroom compost.
To ensure that proper biology will be active or minimum present in the compost, it is essential to achieve desired results out of brewing compost teas.
You can either buy compost from source that is ready to provide proper biological assessments of all their products or get your own compost properly tested.
Testing of your home-produced compost can be a useful tool to assess the life in the compost and potential benefits of the compost teas.
Proper biological assessments or by working with own microscope can only be the means for ensuring that full biology is present in the compost or the compost teas.
Why should you brew compost tea?
1. Increased nutrient cycling
Any microbes are perfect plant food, and nutrient cycling will help to make minerals and nutrients in soil that convert nutrients into ionic forms available to plants.
2. Use less water
Compost tea is able to reduce water usage by 20 to 40% and also in many cases can eliminate the need of irrigation in landscapes.
3. Healthy soil structure
Usually, humans mow earth for creating good soil structure, that microbes can do for you and bacteria help in breaking down all organic matter and aerate the soil.
4. Use less compost
Instead of hauling organic matter over larger areas, you can now spray it and also due to increased population of microbes with brewing process, you use less compost.
5. Use less fertilizer
Now, you don’t need to fertilize forest and it will grow trees. By growing microbial soil food, you can use less fertilizer for growing garden.
6. Higher yields
By improving soil fertility and maturity, automatically you enhance the garden and capability of growing larger and abundant crops.
7. Treat disease
Instead of killing the disease, you will eliminate it by microbial balance.
8. Mitigate pests
Most effective way of pest controlling is healthy and biologically diverse soil.
9. Reduce weeds
You can reduce weeds, which is an indication of proper balance of minerals and also biological property of soil.
10. Untold benefits
Brewing compost tea can help establishing populations of various bacteria due to nitrogen, phosphorus and all kinds of other type of beneficial microorganisms.