How to Brew EcoTea™ Single App

Increase your soil health with our EcoTea™ 5 Gallon Single Application Pack. It's easy to use with our three part system. 1. Add Part A into your aerating dechlorinated water. 2. Add B to your filter and let hang in the aerating, mixing water. 3. After 24 hrs,  just before applying (aeration should be turned off) add part C and mix all ingredients well together in your pail.

For Best Results - Brew Part A, B & C with our EcoTea™ 5 Gallon Brewer

You can make EcoTea™ two ways...

1. Three Part Aeration Brew

2. Three Part Mix n' Go 

1. Three Part Aeration Brew

Part A is our Microbial Foods Blend

Simply add Part A into your aerating dechlorinated water. (5 Gallons)  Please note - To dechlorinate city or municipal water, agitate water for 1 hr prior to adding  ingredients. To dechlorimanate allow 24hrs of aeration prior to adding ingredients. (Chloramine has a longer half life than chlorine by itself).

Part B is our Blended Inoculum to be filtered

Place 300 ml of the Inoculum into our custom filter bag and simply hang from the plumbing of our EcoTea™ 5 Gallon Brewer's pail. Submerse into the aerating water and continue to aerate for 24hrs.

Part C is all the sugars to wake up the biology in the product prior to applying

Turn aeration off and now that you have been aerating for 24 hrs, you are ready to add the Catalyst. Add 200 ml of Catalyst into the 5 Gallon pail and mix with a stir stick to make sure it's all mixed well together. Squeeze out filter to get all the "extra good stuff" out of the Inoculum. Each EcoTea™ Application Pack covers up to an acre. EcoTea™ can be applied concentrated or diluted 1 part EcoTea™ to 3 parts dechlorinated water (1:3 ratio) to cover a larger area. Apply directly to plant roots. Use a packback or pull sprayer and apply for foliar applications. 

2. Three Part Mix n' Go

Add Part A

Into 5 Gallons of dechlorinated water

Add Part B

Into 5 Gallons of dechlorinated water

Add Part C

After Part A & B are added, simply pour in Part C into 5 Gallons of dechlorinated water and mix very well with a stir stick before applying. Since your Inoculum wasn't filtered, be sure to apply EcoTea™ by hand and not in sprayer as particles will clog your nozzles.

Before you Mix n' Go remember to dechloraminate your water...

To dechlorinate city or municipal water, agitate water for 1 hr prior to adding  ingredients. To dechloraminate allow 24hrs of aeration prior to adding ingredients. (Chloramine has a longer half life than chlorine by itself).

*IMPORTANT STORAGE INFORMATION TO KNOW* How to store your EcoTea™ Package and keep from going bad!

If you will be storing the Application Packs and ingredients, please store in a cool dry environment. Application Packages should be used within a year. If your Package's seals have been open, then your EcoTea™ needs to be used within three months.

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A variety of microbes include

Bacteria microbes in EcoTea™

Bacillus, Pseudomonas, Enterobacter, Rhizobium, Azospirillum, Burkholderia and Streptomyces.

Protozoa microbes in EcoTea™

Amoeba and Flagellate.

Fungi microbes in EcoTea™

Penicillium, Aspergillus and Trichoderma.

EcoTea™ Microbe Functions

Antibiotic Producing

In the presence of a pathogen, some of our microbes can produce antibiotics to fight against it.

Iron Scavenging

Some EcoTea™ bacteria help plants find and take up iron, which improves plant quality.

Phosphorus Solubilizing

Some EcoTea™ microbes can solubilize phosphorus that is locked up in soil aggregates. This can reduce the amount of Phosphorus applied, by up to 20%.

Nutrient Cycling

Our Protozoa "feed" off of the functional bacteria releasing valuable nutrients in the root zone of the plant.

Nitrogen Fixing

Bacteria in EcoTea™ are capable of fixing Nitrogen gas (from the atmosphere) to an organic form of Nitrogen available for plants.

Plant Hormone Producing

Our bacteria can produce a variety of plant growth hormones. (IAA, cytokinins, gibberellins, ethylene)