It is best to keep your dried compost tea mix cool, dry and out of direct sunlight.
Ideally, for maximum benefits, we recommend compost tea should be diluted and used immediately. However you can store for up to 7 days before use.
This is a normal part of the process, and usually happens with aeration within a few hours. The froth will reduce after a few days. This is why we recommend using a 7 litre bucket as a minimum size for a 5 litre mix. You may notice a faint odour - this too is to be expected when using organic, natural ingredients.
This is a perfectly safe and natural process due to presence of mycorrhizal spores present in our compost blend. Mycorrhizae play important roles in plant nutrition, soil biology and soil chemistry.
Your compost or wormery would benefit from having the wet pulp applied directly to the surface or dug into your compost. The residue will encourage soil biodiversity
All our blends offer a different recipe to provide varying proportions of Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potassium as well as other naturally occurring elements such as magnesium, calcium, and copper. We use only our own vermicompost, as well as home grown plants, and organically, sustainably sourced additives.
Once the froth begins to reduce the brew is becoming less probiotic. To extend the lifespan of your compost tea by up to a week you can add some unrefined sugar, such a molasses and put a handful of oats or bran in the bag.