Compost Tea: Resources for Brewing Your Own
Applications of compost “tea” have been around as long as gardening has been around. Long before science proved the efficacy of compost tea, our forebears just instinctively knew that the substance — biologically active liquid — would have beneficial results in the soil.
And while many are still mired in the debate about whether compost tea works, or not, the more enlightened conversation these days concerns how, when and where to apply it. We’ll spend some time on that topic this week in the blog.
First things first: Where to purchase the necessary equipment? Homeowners can create their own rig with a 5-gallon dry-wall bucket and aquarium motor, or you can purchase compost tea brewing systems on-line through our sponsor, GardensAlive, at http://www.gardensalive.com/product.asp?pn=8798&ss=compost%20tea.
For larger more commercial systems, any number of companies offer variations on the same theme:
East Coast Organics: http://www.truebrewer.com/True_Brewer.html
Growing Solutions: http://www.growingsolutions.com/
Sustainable Agricultural Technologies Inc: http://www.composttea.com/
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