Compost tea is a liquid produced by extracting beneficial microorganisms (microbes)—bacteria, fungi, protozoa, nematodes, and micro arthropods—from compost using a brewing process. A true compost tea contains all of the organisms that were present in the compost before brewing. The brewed water extract should also have soluble nutrients from the compost.
Why is compost tea important?
Compost tea is a good overall plant health booster, healthy plants are better able to resist pests and diseases. Compost tea helps loosen clay soils for air and water to move, and helps sandy soils retain water and nutrients. Plant root growth is stimulated by compost tea applications. Deeper roots retain moisture better and help to reduce runoff. When sprayed onto plants, compost tea adds beneficial microbes to foliage. By occupying leaf surfaces, these organisms prevent potential disease organisms from gaining a foothold.
Brewing Compost Tea is easy
With Vital Garden Supply's Vital Tea Kit, brewing compost tea has never been easier. Our all-in-one kit comes with everything you need to brew premium compost tea.
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