Can Compost Tea Replace Fertilizer?
Using conventional fertilizers made from chemicals can be detrimental to the environment. Not only can this, using chemical fertilizers be harmful to the long-term health of soils. And with the threat of global warming increasing, it’s even more important that people begin to look for and use alternative more environmentally friendly treatments on their plants, vegetables, lawns, and houseplants.
However, it’s important to note that compost tea is a type of fertilizer, as the definition of fertilizer refers to any material, which can be both natural and synthetic that contains a number of nutrients to promote plant and vegetable growth and general health.
Does Compost Tea completely replace other fertilizers? - It depends what you add to the tea while it's 'cooking'. Different stages of the plant's life need different nutrients.
The composition of the tea changes throughout their growth, depending on if you want to make them grow and only bloom a little, or slow vertical growth and make them explode with flowers.
Each plant is different so we make separate teas and blend them based on what we feel the plant needs most at that time for it to live up to it's potential.
We have compost Tea users who have used it in their farms and gardens for a few years with great results on all kinds of plants.
The purpose of Compost Tea is to Reinoculate the beneficial bacteria, fungus, and protozoa in your plant's micro-ecosystem. At Compost Tea Brewers are aim is to improve soil microbiology.