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Ultimate Compost Tea Kit

Ultimate Compost Tea Kit

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Compost Tea Kit (Big) by Almicanna Living Soil

This Kit includes: 

1x Organic Flower Compost Tea by Almicanna Compost Tea Bloom

1x Organic Veg Compost Tea by Almicanna Compost Tea Growth

1x California Red Wiggler Humus 2L by Almicanna Worm Humus

1x Organic Molasses by Almicanna 500ml

1x Air Pump Air Pump 20 liters/min.

1x Aeration Stone for Compost Tea 125mm

1x 2m Hose


Why using a Compost Tea?

The application of organic compost tea is an important factor when growing in a living soil setting.

It will introduce beneficial microorganisms to the soil, enhance nutrient cycling and availability, improve soil structure and aeration, help suppress diseases in the soil and enriches the soil with organic matter.

Overall, organic compost tea promotes a healthy and balanced living soil ecosystem, benefiting plant growth and reducing the need for synthetic inputs.

 

 

Application Guide: Brewing and applying your Teas:

 

1. Vegetative (Veg) Compost Teas

Vegetative Compost Teas are meant to boost the plant’s growth while the plant is still in the vegetative phase.

 

 A) Time of application:

Apply the vegetative compost tea in the 6th and 8th week of veg, respectively. (See Living Soil Feeding Schedule for more information).

 

 B) Composition (for 4 Plants and 10L of water)

If you are brewing a beginner’s vegetive compost tea, measure out the following quantities:

  • 100g of the “Organic Veg Compost Tea by Almicanna Compost Tea Growth”
  • 150g of Worm Humus

 

C) Preparation and other stuff you need

  • 15-20L Bucket (to mix the tea in)
  • Tea Brew Bag (see shop) or women’s stocking
  • Bamboo Sticks or something to stir the water mix
  • Air Pump, air stone, and hose (+/-2m) – Active and constant aeration of the mixture is key when brewing a healthy organic compost tea. Without proper aeration of the mix, undesired bacteria and micro life will form which will harm your plants so make sure the mixture is always bubbling and thoroughly aerated! A good sign is a foam building up at the surface of your tea, the foamier it gets, the better your tea is. If your tea produces no foam at all, it is a strong indication that something when wrong and that you may want to try again.
  • Towel (that can get dirty) to cover the bucket while the tea is brewing. This will keep the tea and foam from spilling out of the bucket onto your floor.
  • Measuring cup or bucket & scale

 

D) Brewing: (remember this guide is made to feed 4 plants)

Step 1: Measure all the ingredients for your tea (Organic Veg Compost Tea & Worm humus) and put them into your tea brew bag or into the women’s stocking.

Step 2: Seal the Brewing Bag or tie a knot into the women’s stalking.

Step 3: Take your 15-20L bucket and put the Brewing Bag with the mixture you just prepared inside. (We advise you to tie a stone onto the Tea Bag in order for it to be submerged in the water)

Step 4: Put your air stone (s) inside the bucket and connect them with the hose to the air pump (alternatively you could also tie the stocking or Brew Bag around the air stone and use it as a weight to keep the Brew Bag submerged).

Step 5: Once the Tea Bag is tied down and the air-stone(s) has been placed inside the bucket, fill 10L of filtered, fresh water into the bucket.

Step 6: Turn on the air pump and make sure the mixture is getting a nice and even aeration due to the air stones on the button of the brew.

Step 7: Put the towel over the bucket and let the whole mixture “brew” for exactly 24H. It is VERY important that the brew is not brewing any shorter or longer than this period. Now the tea is ready.

 

Note: the 24H brewing period is very important to this whole process so don’t take it lightly. You have about 1H of time window to apply the tea after it has finished brewing.

 

E) Application:

Step 1: After you let the tea brew for exactly 24H, take out the Brew Bag and optionally wring it out over the bucket to get all the last nutrients out (consider wearing plastic gloves to protect you from possible infections)

Step 2: Immediately through away the mixture inside your Brew Bag as it will start to develop an awful smell, very quickly (remember, more than half of it is worm sh*t).

Step 3: The water that is left, is your finished Compost Tea!

Step 4: Take a measuring cup and water your plants with the Compost Tea. As you have just brewed a 10L mix you can evenly spread this over your 4 plants by giving each of them about 2.5L of tea.

 

Super Important Note: Make sure to clean your bucket and your air stone(s) right away after feeding your plants with the Compost Tea, otherwise they will get nearly impossible to clean. For the air stones, we recommend putting them in a small water bucket with some fresh water and EM-1 and turning them on for 1-2 days. This will mostly remove all the dirt and clean them.

 

 

1. Flower (Bloom) Compost Teas

Flower or Bloom Compost Teas are meant to boost the plant’s growth while the plant has been flipped into the flowering stage, where it will start producing buds.  

 

1. Time of application:

Apply the bloom compost tea in the 2nd, 4th and 6th week of flower, respectively. (See Living Soil Feeding Schedule for more information).

 

2. Composition (for 4 Plants and 10L of water)

If you are brewing a beginner’s bloom compost tea, measure out the following quantities:

  • 100g of the “Organic Flower Compost Tea by Almicanna Compost Tea Bloom”
  • 150g of Worm Humus
  • 10ML Molasses

 

3. Preparation and other stuff you need

  • 15-20L Bucket (to mix the tea in).
  • Tea Brew Bag (see shop) or women’s stockings.
  • Bamboo Sticks or something to stir the water mix.
  • Air Pump, air stone, and hose (+/-2m) – Active and constant aeration of the mixture is key when brewing a healthy organic compost tea. Without proper aeration of the mix, undesired bacteria and micro life will form which will harm your plants so make sure the mixture is always bubbling and thoroughly aerated! A good sign is a foam building up at the surface of your tea, the foamier it gets, the better your tea is. If your tea produces no foam at all, it is a strong indication that something when wrong and that you may want to try again.
  • Towel (that can get dirty) to cover the bucket while the tea is brewing. This will keep the tea and foam from spilling out of the bucket onto your floor.
  • Measuring cup or bucket & scale.

 

4. Brewing: (remember this guide is made to feed 4 plants)

Step 1: Measure all the ingredients for your tea (Organic Veg Compost Tea & Worm Humus) and put them into your tea brew bag or the women’s stocking.

Step 2: Seal the Brewing Bag or tie a knot into the women’s stalking.

Step 3: Take your 15-20L bucket and put the Brewing Bag with the mixture you just prepared inside. (We advise you to tie a stone onto the Tea Bag in order for it to be submerged in the water)

Step 4: Put your air stone (s) inside the bucket and connect them with the hose to the air pump (alternatively you could also tie the stocking or Brew Bag around the air stone and use it as a weight to keep the Brew Bag submerged)

Step 5: Once the Tea Bag is tied down and the air-stone(s) has been placed inside the bucket, fill 10L of filtered, fresh water into the bucket.

Step 6: Turn on the air pump and make sure the mixture is getting a nice and even aeration due to the air stones on the button of the brew.

Step 7: Put the towel over the bucket and let the whole mixture “brew” for exactly 24H.

Step 8: After 24H we will reintroduce some more food for the bacteria and micro life, forming inside the tea, in order to boost the mixture even more. Put 10ML of Molasses (1ML per L of mixture) inside the brew.

Step 9: Let the tea brew for another 24H (48H in total). It is VERY important that the brew is not brewing any shorter or longer than this period. Now the tea is ready.

 

Note: the initial 24H brewing period, food reintroduction followed by another 24H brewing period, is very important to this whole process so don’t take it lightly. You have about 1H of a time window to apply the tea after it has finished brewing.

 

5. Application:

Step 1: After you let the tea brew for exactly 48H, take out the Brew Bag and optionally wring it out over the bucket to get all the last nutrients out (consider wearing plastic gloves to protect you from possible infections)

Step 2: Immediately through away the mixture inside your Brew Bag as it will start to develop an awful smell, very quickly (remember, more than half of it is worm sh*t).

Step 3: The water that is left, is your finished Compost Tea!

Step 4: Take a measuring cup and water your plants with the Compost Tea. As you have just brewed a 10L mix you can evenly spread this over your 4 plants by giving each of them about 2.5L of tea.

 

Super Important Note: Make sure to clean your bucket and your air stone(s) right away after feeding your plants with the Compost Tea, otherwise they will get nearly impossible to clean. For the air stones, we recommend putting them in a small water bucket with some fresh water and EM-1 and turning them on for 1-2 days. This will mostly remove all the dirt and clean them.

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