November 6, 2018

Compost Tea Time for My Plants

It’s time to feed my plants a refreshing drink of tea.

Feeding plants compost tea is a wonderful way to provide wholesome and organic nourishment. Every couple of weeks, my head gardener, Ryan McCallister, mixes up a batch and feeds the plants in the greenhouses. Compost tea is made by steeping aged compost in water. It improves soil structure, reduces water stress, and is an ideal alternative to toxic chemical pesticides and fertilizers. I have two brewing systems from Growing Solutions, Inc. in Eugene, Oregon, and both work very well - just combine a few ingredients to create the appropriate "brewing" atmosphere and leave it overnight. The process is so easy, and so good for a wide variety of crops, including fruit trees and indoor plants.

Here are some photos - enjoy.