1 Ryan, I see that you are getting ready to mix up a batch of compost tea using the Compost Tea System from Growing Solutions.
2 The instructions for making the tea are attached to the tank.
3 Be sure to read the instructions carefully. We don't need to mix a bad batch.
4 Step 1 – Fill the tank with water to the appropriate gallon marker. There, that looks about right. Now turn it on and aerate for 30 minutes to allow any chlorine to escape from treated water.
5 Next, we need to add 8 oz. of Compost Tea Catalyst to the water. The Catalyst is a unique blend of ingredients formulated to stimulate diverse microbial growth during aerated compost tea production.
6 The Catalyst contains seaweed extract and mineral powder and other important botanical ingredients.
7 Next, Ryan, half fill the Compost Tea System Basket with good organic Compost.
8 Then, lower the Compost Basket into the system.
9 Allow the System to run for 24 hours to complete the batch of finished compost tea. I can tell, this is going to be a really good brew!
10 24 hours later - Yup! This smells like the real deal.
11 One more ingredient - a Catalyst Booster. Added at the end of the cycle, the Booster helps sustain microbial activity throughout the process of applying compost tea to it targeted environments. It sounds complicated, but it isn't.
12 Now we just have to discharge some of the finished compost tea into this watering can and get busy in the greenhouse.
13 Let's start by giving this zamia a good watering. Martha brought it back from Florida and it's a really neat plant.
14 Zamia is a genus of cycad and if it grows anything like a cycad, it should do very well here, especially after all this compost tea.