I’m not sure what I did grobros but I was doing fine then I was eager to give my girls some boogie brew. So what I did was I used some foliar spray applied it to leaves sprayed from the bottom to protect the top of the leaves. I waited about 7days then airrated the compost tea for 24hrs. Then applied it all over my plants. I was hoping that it would dry out and go back to it pretty green but didn’t. It burn turned brown and died. Can anyone help me learn my lesson on what happened?
Sorry to hear that your plant died. Thats a major bummer. I dont know much about compost teas I havent ever used any and didnt know that some are applied to the plant. I do hope someone with some knowledge on subject comes along and helps give you an idea of what went wrong.
Foliar spray to a plant is like an intravenous injection to us. Caution and an application specifically intended to be administered in that fashion is mandatory.
I do not use sprays to feed them. I mist when young, maybe a little yucca and when needed to manage disease, pests or mold.
What did you use? What was the tea?
Agree with @beardless on any folliar spraying. Post a pic and let us have a look
And when did you spray the leaves? Foliar sprays should only be applied near lights out…the water droplets will act like magnifying glasses and burn your leaves!
I thought compost tea is only to be poured on the soil… think that’s what happened. Somebody correct me if I didnt understand how to use teas… please
I am working on starting a composting worm farm and there are many different aspects of compost tea. How was it made? Were worm castings put into a sock or something and then you added water and air for 24-hours? Was there additional nutrients added that didn’t go through the worms? I need more info as to how the tea was made.
Aerated compost tea is great to add lots of nutrients and life to the soil, but I’m not familiar with using it as a foliage spray. That being said, it shouldn’t burn or kill your plants. I’m guessing that there was something else added to the tea to try to increase the nutrients more.
I start windrows of thermophilic compost (hot compost) and feed that finished product to the worms. That ensures a more uniform end product and also ensures that seeds and pathogens are completely killed before the worms get to it.
When worms process everything, the finished product will not burn plants and it’s full of plant-available nutrients.
FYI… I’ve been using my own compost tea to water whenever they need it and have gotten it on the leaves of every plant. They’re thriving.
Thanks everybody for your feedback! After read everyone reply. I really think that when I poured “boogie brew” name of compost tea I used all over my plant I may have drowned it or either burned it with lights. Because I applied it then left it under the lights instead of feeding before lights out. Next time I will freed away from the plant into the soil. The tea didn’t do it, it was me trying to be over supportive with superfood. If you’ll haven’t heard of boogie brew it’s consider the best other than making your own look google it. I added fish hydro ammos and frass and biochar or something like that
Did you use Boogie Base or Boogie Boost?
I really don’t like doing foliar sprays. I may do them when younger and in veg typically with my sunset setting of the light going out . But once in flower and especially with buds I’m to paranoid of potential mold and or mildew to bother with it. Just my opinion if your doing a halfway decent job with a living soil and or keeping up with your nutes than foliar spray isnt really gonna do a whole lot more anyway. Probably not worth the little effort and time it takes .
Yes definitely don’t get liquid on plants during light on . I’ve heard of boogie brew and watch their YouTube videos I think it’s Josh or and Dan? But I ne er tried it . I use living soil ( sohum ) then I will use greengros lands pride . Which I do make a tea out of their green aminos and nature’s brix. A little top dressing, sometimes mixing a little flower finisher with the tea and that’s it. Simple with not even a 10th of the time it takes to mix nutes , easy to pH, and nothing is better than natural in my opinion .
Going one step even further with living soil you don’t need to ph the tea. This not only hinders the brew with buffers but can damage certain micro organisms. The soil web will ph everything on its own if done correct.