In this article we will have the opportunity to see the experiences of a friend and great grower who I have been able to speak to without beating around the bush, or talking about anything else that could keep us from getting to the bottom of the subject. The object of this article is to clear up the viewpoints of each one of of us when it comes to the preparation of organic teas.
Necessary materials for the preparation of organic tea
In order to prepare an organic tea for our marijuana plant crop we are going to need:
- A water receptacle that can hold a minimum of 50 liters in which we will make our mixture and leave it to sit.
- Micro-life that is useful for cannabis: Trichoderma and Microrrhizas, which will be in charge of digesting the necessary nutrients for our plants.
- Carbohydrates or sugars. This is the preferred food of the micro-life.
- Biological growing fertilizer (seaweed based).
- Recirculation water pump. Using this we will be able to keep our water in constant movement, avoiding over-soaking and creating bacteria that could harm our marijuana plants.
- Air pump. This will provide the oxygen necessary for our tea to be active. Remember that the oxygen provided to the water we use for irrigation is beneficial and will not disturb any process that we carry out.
How to prepare organic teas
The preparation of our tea is very simple, as we only need to fill the deposit with chlorine free water (distilled or osmosis) and add microrrhizae and trichodermas, which we will previously have dissolved in warm water in order to avoid the forming of small lumps that keep them from dissolving completely when we add our water.
In order to do this I tend to use a 2 liter bottle in which I first at the Micorrhizae and Trichoderma. After, little by little, I add no more than one liter of warm water making sure I’m not too aggressive while I fill the bottle since this would cause the powder to fly out of the bottle where we run the risk of breathing it in (to be totally safe, you can use a mask in order to avoid breathing the powder in once we get to this step).
Shaking the bottle, we have created the perfect mixture, and now we can add the solution to the larger receptacle.
Once we have finished this step, we should add our aforementioned liquids (carbohydrates, seaweed based biological fertilizer) in small doses (1 o 2ml xL), and stir the mixture a little bit for perfect dissolution, and then leave it to sit for 24 to 48 hours.
In order to create the tea, all we have to do is let the mixture sit in the receptacle, and after 48 hours we will have the whole solution ready. All we need to do is continue to fill the receptacle and repeat the preparation for the next nutrient intake.
Grow notes using this organic method
I used this technique with my last two crops and I noted that the color of the leaves during the whole process remained consistent, without any deficiencies up until flowering, which I had anticipated in order to be able to have perfectly clean material at the end of the grow process.
Simply by using this technique, in addition to two waterings providing micro-elements to the irrigation without the use of the tea, could I see how the crop ended its process in perfect conditions.
I also noticed that the smell with which I finished the crop using this feeding technique was more aggressive, and began to create smell issues (nothing that couldn’t be solved with a good ozone maker and the use of neutralizers).
Production was not lessened at all, even though it was a biological crop. Given all of this, we can see that as long as the nutrient regime is completely adequate, we can achieve good flower production. In my opinion, this technique is one of the most used by bio growers, along with the Grokashi and Bokashi techniques, which we will talk about in a coming article which you shouldn’t miss.
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