What Does Compost Tea Mean?
Compost tea is a concentrated organic liquid fertilizer that
is made from steeping biologically active compost in aerated water. Compost tea
is nutritionally rich and can help provide plants with beneficial soil
A compost tea is generally
produced by combining one volume of compost material with several volumes of
water. This type of liquid fertilizer can be administered to plants with a
sprayer or by drenching the soil surrounding the plants.
Maximum Yield Explains Compost Tea
When a compost tea is created, aged compost is mixed with
water and allowed to sit for three to four days while being aerated or regularly stirred. This
mixture is then strained through a fine mesh-like material to separate the liquid
from the solid materials. The solids can be reused to create more compost or compost
tea, while the liquid is mixed and diluted with more water. The resulting compost
tea can then be administered by pouring it around the root system at the base
of the plant or it can be sprayed directly onto the leaves.
Compost tea can be made from several different materials. These materials can include plant trimmings, coffee, tea, and egg shells. Although compost
teas are as beneficial as regular compost, there is no consensus on compost tea
being better or more beneficial than regular compost.