Compost Tea: It came as a sigh of relief for many when almost 33 states in the US legalized the use of medical cannabis. It’s proof that cannabis is now recognized as a medical revolution and not just a recreational drug meant to give you that ‘high’. People now have the liberty to walk into dispensaries and buy cannabis without questionable stares. To make it even easier, telemedicine has come into the picture. Now people can get their 420 evaluations done from professional cannabis doctors, online.
That’s not all.
If buying cannabis is still a hassle for you, why not grow it at your home? By applying for a medical marijuana grower license, you can begin growing your own marijuana. It’s simple and cost-effective. Just remember to check
There are several factors that you need to look after for a healthy plant. One of the primary determinants is a balance of nutrients. This is where compost tea can be your savior. So, here is a simple introduction and guide to why and how compost tea can be very beneficial for your home-grown marijuana plant.
What Is Compost Tea?
Compost tea, as it sounds is brewed compost. You can call it a brewed drink for cannabis plants. All you need is a high-quality compost and water. Just mix them up, let it sit for a day or 2 and there you have it. Your own organic compost tea.
What Do You Need For Compost Tea?
This goes without saying. Your first requirement is compost. And for compost, trash is valuable.
Begin with getting a compost bin. Fill it with your everyday degradable trash like tea bags, fruit and vegetable peels, leftover food, garden weeds, wood chips etc. Composts can be smelly, so keep it where its smell won’t bother you. Also, it is important to keep regular checks on the compost. You must aerate it by turning it regularly.
Now, all you have to do is wait. For about six months to 2 years.
Once your compost is ready, its time for brewing. Add your compost in a mesh bag, just like a tea-bag. Add non-chlorinated water and let it brew. Do not keep your tea under direct sunlight. And remember to connect your brewer to an aeration device. After all, microorganisms also need to breathe. And then you wait for another day or two.
There are several additives that you can add to your compost tea. You can add Kelp or Molasses during the brewing process. They act as food for fungi and will benefit you with a nutrient-filled tea.
How Does Compost Tea Help Cannabis Plants?
Compost tea can benefit your cannabis plant is multifarious ways. Some of them are:
1. Boosts Plant Growth
Compost tea is packed with soluble nutrients and microorganisms. While nutrients like nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus will help with large and healthy buds. Microorganisms like mycorrhizal fungi and nematodes will help develop a healthy root system for a better intake of nutrients.
2. Removes Bad Bacteria
Microorganisms in compost tea not only add a nutritious value. They also act as a defense against, bad bacteria and microbes that feed on cannabis plants. Compost tea can also be an organic alternative to pesticides. It can drive aways insects and pests like whiteflies, leaf miners etc.
3. Improves Soil Structure
Compost tea improves water retention and also improves the health of the soil. As a result, all the essential nutrients are weel within the root zone and easily absorbed by your cannabis plants.
Now you know how to get yourself a healthy and organic marijuana plant. It’s all a matter of certain factors. Just keep a check on them and feed your marijuana plant with your home-made compost tea. So, get your medical cannabis grower license and start your own cannabis harvest.