FAQ about Vit-Alive

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What is the best way to use the BlueSky Organics compost tea blend? Where can I purchase the necessary equipment for brewing the tea?

When it comes to brewing compost tea, the more dissolved oxygen the better. To achieve high oxygen levels you should use a compost tea brewer – build your own or find online / local retailers. The simplest and yet very effective method is to use an airstone and air pump, plumbed into any reservoir. Airstones and air pumps can be found at any local hydroponic retailers, pet supply stores and many home-and-garden outlets. Simply attach an air-line (or spaghetti hose) to your pump and run the other end to the airstone. Place the stone on the bottom of your compst tea reservoir – a bucket will do! – and turn the pump on, letting it run for the entire duration of the brew (24 hours). This creates an aerobic environment which allows the beneficial bacteria to flourish and multiply. Without constant aeration, you will end up with anaerobic environment – aerobic = good, anaerobic = bad – in which the bad bacteria and sometimes mold/fungi can take over – causing septic conditions that ruin your tea! This is easy to determine by the “septic” odor that occurs when a brew is not aerated propely (can happen approximately around the 48-hour mark). If this occurs, DO NOT FEED this brew to your plants – either reintroduce air until the smell dissipates, or discard the mixture altogether and start over.

Does Vit-Alive or Organic Booster contain microbial life? Or can it be treated like a nutrient?

Vit-Alive is an inert tea blend in its dried, bagged state. However, once brewed with worm castings and Organic Booster, the BlueSky Organics Compost Tea Blend becomes teaming with microbial life – requiring aeration and high oxygen levels to be most effective.

What is the best way to use Compost Tea? Where can I buy the necessary equipment for brewing?

When it comes to brewing compost teas, the more oxygen the better! To achieve a high oxygen level, a compost tea brewer is essential; you can build your own with a few simple parts or seek manufacturers of compost tea brewer’s kits online.
The simplest – but very effective – method is an air pump and air stone; plumb these in your water reservoir

What is the nutrient profile breakdown?

The macronutrient profile is approx. 0.7-0.9-3.6 (N-P-K)