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Not Fertilizer

Compost and Compost tea is not simply ‘fertilizer’.  There are distinct differences in how these products work than how fertilizer works.  The various fertilizers can generally be quantified by the three primary nutrients.  Those are Nitrogen (N), Phosphorous (P), and Potash (K).  Often referred to as NPK, and you will see this on the labels of all fertilizers and planting products.   Consider these as the basic components that plants need.  Maybe think of them as product in a bottle (or bag) that needs to be consumed by a plant.  That’s it, that’s all they are, the products.  They do little or nothing to get to the plant efficiently.  You pour them on the soil and they seep in and the plant’s roots has to find them.   Compost is much different.  It is a soil amendment more than a fertilizer.  Not only does compost and compost tea contain trace amounts of the components, they naturally break up (or build up) the soil to provide pathways and surfaces for the nutrients to get to the roots. As noted previously, a delivery system if you will.

You don’t have to take our word for it…

Here are a few links to government and university documents that go deeper into the details. USCC Factsheet: Compost and Its Benefits - (From 2012, but compost still works the same) University of Illinois Extension (benefits) - (a page from their website) Washington State University Compost Benefits & Uses - (also a page from their extension service) Research report from The Rodale Institute - (specifically dedicated to Compost Tea) Student of Kentucky State University - (also dedicated specifically to Compost Tea) You may have noticed that the data on Compost Tea has mixed results.  Sometimes good and sometimes there is not really conclusive benefits.  It is believed that not all Compost Tea is created equal.  This is why you should try Gardenersbud’s Super Compost Tea.  We believe it to be the best kind.
Gardeners b ud
©  Gardenersbud.com  All rights reserved and Copyrighted 2016

Not Fertilizer

Compost and Compost tea is not simply ‘fertilizer’.  There are distinct differences in how these products work than how fertilizer works.  The various fertilizers can generally be quantified by the three primary nutrients.  Those are Nitrogen (N), Phosphorous (P), and Potash (K).  Often referred to as NPK, and you will see this on the labels of all fertilizers and planting products.   Consider these as the basic components that plants need.  Maybe think of them as product in a bottle (or bag) that needs to be consumed by a plant.  That’s it, that’s all they are, the products.  They do little or nothing to get to the plant efficiently.  You pour them on the soil and they seep in and the plant’s roots has to find them.   Compost is much different.  It is a soil amendment more than a fertilizer.  Not only does compost and compost tea contain trace amounts of the components, they naturally break up (or build up) the soil to provide pathways and surfaces for the nutrients to get to the roots. As noted previously, a delivery system if you will.

You don’t have to take our word for it…

Here are a few links to government and university documents that go deeper into the details. USCC Factsheet: Compost and Its Benefits - (From 2012, but compost still works the same) University of Illinois Extension (benefits) - (a page from their website) Washington State University Compost Benefits & Uses - (also a page from their extension service) Research report from The Rodale Institute - (specifically dedicated to Compost Tea) Student of Kentucky State University - (also dedicated specifically to Compost Tea) You may have noticed that the data on Compost Tea has mixed results.  Sometimes good and sometimes there is not really conclusive benefits.  It is believed that not all Compost Tea is created equal.  This is why you should try Gardenersbud’s Super Compost Tea.  We believe it to be the best kind.