We began our compost tea program back in 2007. At that time, the study of soil microorganisms (or soil biology) was just becoming mainstream through the work of Dr. Elaine Ingham. She found that almost any soil can have its biology boosted through the addition of an actively aerated compost tea. Compromised soils, especially with compaction following construction, respond especially well. Creating a living medium in this way for plants, both ornamental and edible, was shown through research to result in more resilient plants that could push through threats from pests and diseases.
We brew our own product, beginning with a compost rich in the high fungal matter preferred by microorganisms in the soil. This is aerated for 24 hours in a large tank of water. The brew is then decanted to our spray trucks. Our Plant Health Care team, Reese and Rick, deliver the compost tea directly to your garden through long hoses with spray nozzles attached. A careful regimen of cleaning tanks and equipment is completed each afternoon before the brewing of the next day’s batch begins.