Green Tea from Comfrey Or Other Leaves is an IPM Control for the Foiloir Layer Biology. Compost tea can be made out of leaves as well. It is not called compost tea, but green tea. It is used as a pest management for leaves. This method suppresses leave pathogenic problems. Fungi and bacteria issues. Link: For more Information on plant disease suppression, Click here The process takes the micros off the plant’s leaves and multiply them in a water solution with micro-organisms foods. In this case, the two micro organisms that have almost the same growing speed is bacteria and protozoan. In this case, we are using bacteria food (molasses) and protozoan food (sea kelp).
Compost Tea Brewer. Link: For Information on Tea Brewers equipment and a Description where to buy equipment, Click here
Comfrey. (Other plants can be used. Pictured below is my Comfrey plant after my chickens had their way with it.)
1 tablespoon of Sea Kelp – This can be bought at any hydroponic store.
1 tablespoon of Molasses – Grocery Store
1 Diaphragm Pump/Sprayer/Applicator Link : For Information how to build/buy and applicator, Click here
Step 1: Chop up enough Comfrey until it fills half of the bucket of the compost tea brewer.
Step 2: Place water into the 5 gallon bucket until it reaches 3/4 of the way up. Make sure the water does not contain any chloramine or chlorine. Link For Information how to remove Chlorine and Chloramine from tap water, Click here
Step 3: Dump in the Kelp and Molasses
Step 4: Turn the air pump on and place the aerator pipe into the compost tea brewer. Link: For Information on Tea Brewers equipment and a Description where to buy equipment, Click here
Step 5: Let it brew for 24 hours at 70 degrees. Longer for cooler temperatures. When there is a slight foam forming on the top of the water line, the green tea is done.
Step 6: Filter tea through a strainer and apply using a Diaphragm Pump/Sprayer/Applicator on to plant and tree leaves. It’s good for about 4 hours after brewing. Link : For Information how to build/buy and applicator, Click here
Note: For more process process management, use an DOP (Dissolved Oxygen Probe) to make sure the tea does not go anaerobic (below 5.5 ppm of O2) Link : For more information how to use an DOP or connect it to your computer, Click here