Hi Im Tricia an organic gardner.
I’m here at the Peaceful Valley GrowOrganic.com warehouse facility and today
we’re going to be brewing up some biologically active compost tea. This is a hundred gallon compost tea
brewer from Growing Solutions and these large brewers range in size
from ten gallons up to five hundred gallons and a very well suited for use
on farms, vineyards, orchards, market gardens and
golf courses. The first step is to attach the hose
and fill the tank up to the gallon marker. Make sure all of your brewing equipment
is thoroughly cleaned and only use potable water. These brewers are easy to use and designed
for heavy duty use. If your using city water let it aerate for about thirty minutes
to dissipate all the chlorine because the chlorine will kill your good microbes. Add some food for the microbes. I like this Compost Tea Catalyst since its specially formulated to promote diverse microbal growth without simple sugars which can promote the growth of harmful bacteria. The screens that come with the growing solutions
compost tea brewer are easy to fill and easy to clean. Use a high quality compost, here at Peaceful Valley we use a biodynamic
compost made at Fulcrum Farms here in Grass Valley. Fill the screen up until you see an inch of screen. Install the holding tray so that this little groove is facing back and will fit on this little lip. Slide the screen in to the aerating water, just add the aerating stones into each one
of the screens. Put on the lid and let it brew for twenty four hours. After your tea has brewed you can add a little bit of water soluble fertilizer, but your compost tea will benefit your plants just as it is. So brew some tea and grow organic for life.