We make fresh batches of aerated compost tea (CT) on demand for various customers. Our mix contains an enormous amount of biological activity, and up to 90 different minerals and trace elements. This is accomplished with a proprietary blend of liquid molasses, sea salt, Azomite, fish hydrolysates, vermicompost, compost and humates blended together in a vortex brewer. This brewer increases the dissolved oxygen level of the tea, which enables plant and soil nutrients more efficient entry into the soil food web.
HOW MUCH COMPOST TEA CAN WE MAKE?
For agricultural/residential purposes, we can make up to 500 gallons diluted about 4 to 1, which will cover 25 acres (we apply at 20 gals./acre). For gardeners and non-commercial customers, we sell undiluted tea in 1 gal. and 2,5 gal. jugs. We are located in the DFW Metroplex, and bulk deliveries can be arranged.
Compost tea provides an efficient way for plants to take in nutrients, and helps enable beneficial soil microbes to create symbiotic relationships between soil elements and the plant.
As a foliar feed, the stickiness of some of the contents of CT allows the microbes to be absorbed into the plant leaves. As a soil drench, CT inundates the root zone (the rhizosphere) with all these various nutrients, where all the good stuff happens, for proper plant uptake of nutrients.
NOTES ABOUT USE:
Compost tea (CT) needs to be applied fresh, within 48 after brewing. Microbes will die out as they run out of food in that time, creating a potential smelly mess. If this occurs, you can use the CT on compost piles. CT can be diluted up to about 10 times, but should be done so with non-chlorinated water. You can de-chlorinate your tap water by simply filling up a 5 gal. bucket with water and let sit in the sunlight for 4 or 5 hours.
With my 500-gal. spray rig, "El Gordito Feo" (pictured on the right, hard at work), we can spray your hay field or pasture to greatly improve your yield and plant density. On one ranch we are working with, our first spraying this year yielded an over 3x increase in hay yield on their first cutting compared to two other similarly sized fields. We sprayed again about 10 days after the first cutting harvest. The second cutting wasn't quite as dramatic, but still nearly doubled production over another field. Residential customers will see increased density of their lawns, more vigorous growth in their landscape plants, and a general decrease of pests and diseases.
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If you have poor, rank, or over-grazed pastures, Big Little Farm can help restore and rejuvenate those tired fields with our proven system of properly timed compost tea sprayings. More often than not, the soil in these pastures are played out, depleted of organic matter, humus, and minerals needed for a healthy soil. We help to restore soil biology, carbon and minerals lost over years of poor pasture management.
PLEASE NOTE: Because our goal is to establish healthy soil biology in tired fields, just one application will not suffice for adequate results. Your fields did not become bad in one season. You can expect some significant changes within three to four applications, but should be sustained for at least 18 - 24 months. Then you can fire me.