Compost Tea

What our customers are saying..."
                               In ten years as a professional landscaper, this is the BEST product I have EVER used.  It has revolutionized my business."  
Anthony, Fredericksburg, VA

NEXT AVAILABLE - Sept 10th & 11th

Last batch of tea for 2016! 

Special batch brewing available in 5 gallon increments: 35-gallon min / 60-gallon max

CALL TO SCHEDULE PICK UP IN CHARLOTTESVILLE  434-529-8673

PRE-ORDER BY July 6th FOR FREE DELIVERY TO FREDERICKSBURG, VA on Sept 10th (delivery before noon).

Cash only.   $7.50 / gallon   
 

COMPOST TEA IS BETTER THAN MIRACLE GROW!

Compost Tea is non-toxic, all natural, microbial feed for your lawn & garden.  The best soil conditioner you can buy!

Same folks ask if it stinks like manure.  ABSOLUTELY NOT!  Although, we start with 25 gallons of the freshest cow manure we can get our shovels under but you would never know once it has undergone the process of becoming biodynamic barrel compost.  Which means we add the herbal preparations listed below, mix for over an hour and then bury in a brick lined "barrel" for at least two months. 

 

BIODYNAMIC BARREL COMPOST herbal preparations

  • YARROW: permits plants to attract trace elements in extremely diluted quantities for their best nutrition

  • CHAMOMILE: stabilizes nitrogen within the compost and increases soil life so as to stimulate plant growth

  • STINGING NETTLE: stimulates soil health, enlivens the earth

  • VALERIAN: stimulates compost so that phosphorus component will be properly used by the soil

  • DANDELION: stimulates the relation between Si and K

  • OAK BARK: provides healing qualities to combat harmful plant diseases.  

COMPOST TEA IS AVAILABLE MARCH - SEPTEMBER. Check the calendar tab for available dates. 

We recommend feeding your lawn and garden once a month.

WHY USE COMPOST TEA?

Compost Tea is a microbial solution that improves soil structure, adds beneficial organisms to the soil to sustain plants, builds organic matter in the soil, and aids in nutrient uptake.  A mature, finished compost contains millions of beneficial organisms. That is why gardeners spread compost on their crops. This is beneficial to the soil, but very labor intensive.  Compost Tea, on the other hand, contains BILLIONS of beneficial organisms, doing in one application what spreading compost onto crops does in multiple applications. Our tea also contains grub-eating nematodes!  THIS IS A LIVING SOLUTION WE RECOMMEND APPLYING IT WITHIN 24 hrs of purchase for best results.  Pictured below: Pasture at Finchville Dairy Farm in Spotsylvania, VA receiving a monthly compost tea application.

Application Rates:  ratios are Compost Tea to water

Vegetable Garden: Mix 1 to 3 in watering can, water plants & soil.

Foliar Feed: (Strain tea) Mix 1 to 2 in sprayer. Spray on all plant surfaces. Garden, shrubs, fruit trees, lawn.

Root Drench: Dip cuttings into full strength Compost Tea.

Seeds/Cuttings/Transplants: Dip or soak in full strength Tea before planting.

Diseased Plants: Spray with undiluted Compost Tea.

Lawns: Dilute up to 17 times (1:17 is about 1 cup tea/ gallon water. 5 gallons per acre)

 

Compost Tea......................................... $7.50/ gallon

SPECIAL BATCH BREWING AVAILABLE: We can brew in 5 gallon increments: 35-gallon min/ 60-gallon max

Call or email for pricing. Must be scheduled at least one week prior to pick-up.

 

   

 

We brew our tea in a 60 gallon VORTEX BREWER!

Watch this great video explaining the dynamics of compost tea.

http://vortexbrewer.com

             Our Compost Tea is made with BIODYNAMIC BARREL COMPOST which contains cow manure from organic, grass fed cows, as well as, these herbal preparations YARROW: permits plants to attract trace elements in extremely diluted qualities for their best nutrition; CHAMOMILE: stabilizes nitrogen within the compost and increases soil life so as to stimulate plant growth; STINGING NETTLE: stimulates soil health, enlivens the earth; VALERIAN: stimulates compost so that phosphorus component will be properly used by the soil; DANDELION: stimulates the relation between Si and K; OAK BARK: provides healing qualities to combat harmful plant diseases.
 
You get a lot of plant and soil nutrition for only $7.50/gallon!

 

SORRY,  WE DO NOT SHIP

     

 

   
     

NOW AVAILABLE.......we are selling small packages of our premium BARREL COMPOST - COMPOST TEA STARTER - $24

You can brew your own COMPOST TEA according to your schedule not ours :)  This small package of premium BARREL COMPOST will make 40 - 60 gallons of compost tea at a huge savings for you!  To purchase 40 gallons of our special COMPOST TEA retail is over $240!

 All you need is 1 1/2 - 2 TBSP of our compost tea starter per 5 gallons rain or well water.  

Other supplies needed: 5 gallon bucket, fish pump, bubble stone. (optional other food sources for your tea- see below)  

No other ingredients are necessary but many people who brew their own compost tea have experiemented by adding some of the following: molasses, kelp, fish emulsion, humic acid, egg shells.  Your garden and soil will love whatever you brew with our premium BARREL COMPOST.    

See video on Facebook that shows how we make our barrel compost. 

Email or call to schedule to purchase BARREL COMPOST.  We will ship for a $10 shipping & handling fee.