Author Topic: How to Use SCG's Compost Tea  (Read 3520 times)

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How to Use SCG's Compost Tea
« on: November 06, 2016, 02:53 PM »
Compost Tea

Is usually available on the weekends. Free to Sunshine Gardeners, Check in the north greenhouse, there will be a sign outside if there is a fresh batch of compost tea.

Compost tea can be used as either a soil drench or a foliar spray. The tea should be diluted approximately 10:1 before use, so 1/2 gallon should be more than enough for your plot! The tea should be used within 8 hours after bottling. The millions of live microorganisms in the tea use up available oxygen very quickly in the confines of a small container where they can go dormant.

Benefits of using of aerobic compost tea include:

  • Improved plant growth as a result of protecting plant surfaces with beneficial organisms which occupy infection sites and prevent disease-causing organisms from finding the plant
  • Improved nutrient retention and water retention in the soil
  • Improved plant nutrition by increasing nutrient availability in the root system
  • Improved uptake of nutrients through the foliage while at the same time reducing evaporative loss from the leaf surface
  • Improved soil structure