Actively Aerated Compost Tea

Author Ellen Vande Visse Teas #3 Actively Aerated Compost Tea to Nourish Your Plants All the soil minerals in the world won’t make your plants grow unless you have the soil biology to deliver these nutrients. It is the soil microorganisms—namely bacteria, fungi, protozoans, and nematodes— who transform soil minerals into forms plants can use. …

Home Made Teas to Nourish Your Plants

Author Ellen Vande Visse Home-Made Teas to Nourish Your Plants “This series is to help you sort out fertilizers in liquid or tea form for your growing operations.” –Ellen Vande Visse The beauty of teas: Teas penetrate down to roots. Thus, you don’t have to dig them in like solid fertilizers, or disturb the roots …

Manure Tea to Nourish Your Plants

Author Ellen Vande Visse Teas #2 Manure Tea to Nourish Your Plants If you are someone rich in a livestock manure source, you can make manure tea to fertilize your garden plants. By livestock, I mean 4-legged mammals and poultry. Note that this is not compost. It’s raw poop from cows, horses, pigs, rabbits, llamas, …

Worm Tea to Nourish Your Plants

Author Ellen Vande Visse Teas # 1: Worm Tea to Nourish Your Plants In a typical worm bin, red wiggler worms digest and decompose kitchen waste, damp newspaper strips, and other organic matter. The red wigglers poop, and these accumulated “castings” are the vermi- compost. This product is a wet, crumbly, organic material. It is …

About Compost Tea

Author Ellen Vande Visse What is Compost Tea? (It is not the juice or leachate from your decomposing compost pile!) Compost tea is the product of “brewing” precise portions of: –High-quality compost, –Microbe foods, –Water (de-chlorinated and room temperature), and –Aeration (vigorous) –Time (usually 24 hours, but depends on the make of brewer). Hence the …