J. James Transition Tea Breakdown

J. James

Seed Slingin' Outlaw
Super Moderator
I figured it was time to break down my Transition Teas as I like to call them.

We will start with the equipment I use:
  1. 5 Gallon Bucket
  2. BubbleSnake Aerator
  3. 571 GPH Air Pump
  4. Measuring Cups / Spoons
  5. Paint Strainer (5 Gallon Bucket Size / 200 micron) Or A Mesh Kitchen Strainer
  6. Thermometer
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I can not stress how important it is to keep everything clean, As soon as you are done brewing you should soak your bubble snake in a 10% peroxide solution to kill any bacteria or you can contaminate future projects and really hurt your plants.

This is a Guide to temperature-related minimum brew times

Brew Temp/Brew Time
  • 50(F) / 48 hrs
  • 60(F) / 36 hrs
  • 70(F) / 24 hrs
  • 80(F) / 12 hrs
I brew all my teas for 24 - 36 hours and believe that is a perfect window for usage with living soil.
 

J. James

Seed Slingin' Outlaw
Super Moderator
This is a 1-time use base tea for early veg before the plants are in their final pots.

I normally apply the #1 Early Veg Tea to plants that have been in 1-gallon pots for 2 weeks.

#1 Early Veg Tea:
3 gallons of RO water
1/2 Teaspoon Grow-Sil
1/2 Teaspoon TM-7
1 Teaspoon Elemental by Roots Organics
1 Tablespoon Thrive.N
1 Tablespoon Blackstrap Molasses
1 Tablespoon Terp Tea Grow by Roots Organics
2 Tablespoon Insect Frass
2 Cups Worm Castings

Brew for 24 hours and Strain, Use full strength as a root drench


The Breakdown

Early Veg Tea:
3 gallons of RO water

We start with RO water to ensure we have complete control of the mineral and nutrient levels as we start our tea.

1/2 Teaspoon Grow-Sil (Silica)
1/2 Teaspoon TM-7 (Trace Minerals)
1 Teaspoon Elemental by Roots Organics (Calcium, and Magnesium)
Next, we add back the Trace Minerals, Calcium, and Magnesium as well as Silica

1 Tablespoon Thrive.N
1 Tablespoon Blackstrap Molasses

Thrive.N is a Fish hydrolysate high in nitrogen and Molasses both act as food for the microbes inside the brew and the soil

1 Tablespoon Terp Tea Grow by Roots Organics (Micronized Bat Guano, Fish Bone Meal, Fish Meal, Langbeinite, Kieserite, Non-Gmo Soybean Meal, Feather Meal, Chicken Manure, Kelp Meal, Dolomite)
Added for nutrition supplement, Humic Acid, Beneficial Bacteria, and Beneficial Fungi

2 Tablespoon Insect Frass
Added for nutrition, beneficial microbes, and chitinase

2 Cups Worm Castings
Added for nutrition, bacteria, fungi, actinomycetes, and protozoa
 

J. James

Seed Slingin' Outlaw
Super Moderator
This is a 1-time use base tea for the plant transition into their final pots.


I normally apply the Transition Tea to plants that have been transplanted into their final pots

#2 Transition Tea:
3 gallons of RO water
1/2 Teaspoon Grow-Sil
1/2 Teaspoon TM-7
1 Teaspoon Elemental by Roots Organics
1 Tablespoon Horticultural Aloe
1 Tablespoon Horticultural Coconut
1 Tablespoon Thrive.N
1 Tablespoon BuildABloom
1 Tablespoon Blackstrap Molasses
1 Tablespoons Terp Tea Grow by Roots Organics
2 Tablespoons Insect Frass
1 Tablespoons Craft Blend
1 Cup Worm Castings
1 Cup Compost

Brew for 24 hours and Strain, Use full strength as a root drench
 
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