To make organic compost tea, you will need a few ingredients. It is also important to build a schedule. To make sure that your compost tea benefits from the marijuana plant though, you have to make sure that the recipe is accurate and the instructions carried out properly. If you want your compost tea to be healthy, then you have to understand how it pulls the microorganisms and soluble nutrients from the compost itself. This includes the fungi, nematodes, bacteria and protozoa. The compost tea should be made in the comfort of your home. It is easy to make. All you need to follow are some specific key steps and before long, you will be using it to feed your marijuana plants with a rich mix of nutrients to keep them happy and healthy. Let us take a closer look.
Compost Tea Brewer
Prior to building the compost tea brewer, you have to think about the size of your marijuana garden. In doing so, you will be able to tell how much of the compost tea brewer is needed to get the job done. Most marijuana gardens at home will often use up five gallons of compost tea brewer. Make sure you store the brewer in a bucket and make sure there is an air pump outside of the bucket. At the bottom of the bucket, the air pump should be connected and secured to an aerator device.
The air pump and aerator device will help to put oxygen in the water and this improves the breathing of the microorganisms. You are going to need a mesh bag. Make sure it is 400 micron in size. This is where you will put the ingredients. Yes, you can purchase a tea brewer that is pre-built, but to save on cost, you really don’t have to go to that length.
Building the Schedule
It takes time to brew the compost tea. So you have to contemplate when you are going to apply the tea to your marijuana garden. It takes up to 36 hours to brew the compost tea. That is the general time. Some will take 24 hours. Don’t brew your tea too long since when the microorganism populate, they will not have sufficient oxygen or enough space to reside. For that reason, they will start to die. This will only do damage to your tea. You should then begin the process when you are fully aware of the amount of time you will have to apply it within the brewing time frame.
If you include a foliar spray in the process, then you will need to time in the morning and evening when sunlight is not as direct and the temperature is lowered. It is during this time that the stomata will open up for the nutrients.
Filling Up The Tea Bag
For your first batch of compost tea, make sure that you keep your solution as simple as possible. If you are using water from the tap, make sure it sits for a while to break down the chlorine. Once you have the tea brewing, make sure that it is out of any direct sunlight. Run the air pump so oxygen can get in.
The Final Steps
You can add several products to your compost tea while it is being brewed. You can add food for the fungi and bacteria when you are halfway through the process. This increases the microorganism growth. If you add SeaGreen, it offers additional benefits when you get ready to apply it to your cannabis garden. Learn more about compost tea at the Cannabis Training University today!
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