Aeration of water is a separate process. Water can be aerated by use of an air stone and diffuser or pump; the air stone slowly releases compressed air into the water, while the diffuser or pump circulates it around the container. Aerating the water used to make microbe tea will allow aerobic (oxygen-breathing) microbes to flourish. Generally, aeration of water used for plant cultivation helps break down excess nutrients in the substrate, improves microbial health, and increases the supply of oxygen directly to the roots of the plant.
In your substrate, proper aeration improves air exchange, reduces compaction, increases water retention and overall resilience, and improves uptake of water and nutrients. Air and water have increased access to the root zone, leading to vigorous growth. Outdoors, aeration is typically performed using specialised equipment; indoors, the grower has the option to add light, porous substances such as perlite, vermiculite, pumice and lava to improve aeration.
Although pH is less exacting than with other techniques, it is important to remember that it must stay above 5.5 to be healthy. Therefore, microbe tea must be tested for pH and raised if necessary (pH as low as 4.5 has been observed in many microbe tea solutions).
Adding unsulphured molasses provides extra nutrition for the microbes and kicks off the process: 250ml for 5-10 litres of compost is a good rule of thumb. The soaking stage may go on for longer than 24 hours, but most growers agree that after 72 hours, much of the usable nutrients have been processed and fungal growth will take over from bacterial (this may be beneficial in cases of root rot, but is detrimental in normal conditions).
Certain additions may have to be made to ensure that your plants are receiving everything they need. Extra phosphorous may be needed, as well as trace micronutrients which may be depleted due to the high level of microbial activity in the substrate. If adding humic acid, pH may need to be raised to keep it within the safe zone.
The concept of veganic gardening has been around since the 1940s. Techniques were first developed by horticulturalists Maye E. Bruce, Rosa Dalziel O’Brien, and Kenneth Dalziel O’Brien (son of Rosa) as a means to prove that healthy crops could be produced without the use of animal waste products (on the basis that they are detrimental to overall soil health).
The purpose of veganic cultivation is to make nutrients in the soil bioavailable all the time. Maintenance of the soil is the most important aspect of veganic growing. This is done with a number of different techniques and considerations in mind, such as preparing compost tea and maintaining pH levels.
With veganic cultivation, pH is far less of an issue than with other techniques, as the nutrients present are 100% bio-available over the entire range. The acceptable pH range runs from 7.0 down to 5.5, which is too low for typical soil cultivation. Using a professional pH meter that allows readings to be taken directly from the root mass is ideal.
Making a good-quality microbe tea will do the job perfectly. Also called compost tea, it is possible to produce it from your own compost, provided it is made up of safe ingredients (i.e. no meat scraps, fats, milk or bones).
Growing a vegan garden does not need to be any more difficult or expensive than conventional gardening. We give some techniques and advice in this article.
This product also has an EU organic ingredient certificate.
- Total nitrogen (N) 3.0%
- Organic nitrogen 3%
- Phosphorus (P2O5) 2.0%
- Potassium (K2O) 4.0%
- Calcium (Ca) 2.0%
- Magnesium (Mg) 1.1%
BioNova Veganics Grow NPK 3-2-4 by BioNova is a specific nutrient set for your plants during their vegging period; 100% organic.
Once your saplings or clones begin showing more root then you’ll need to start using BioNova Veganics; it’s extremely easy for your plants to absorb, so you can use it pretty early. It contains a form of root stimulant, so you’ll need to use it in each transplant or when entering the flowering phase so that the roots can get that extra little boost they need. When used during the growth period your plants will be extra strong and grow many more branches. BioNova guarantees an almost perfect grow; your plants will want for nothing and flowering will begin much earlier.
Dosage and how to use BioNova Veganics Grow :
BioNova Veganics Grow by BioNova is a base product for your plants vegetative period. This product is designed for ecological grows, as it’s made out of natural ingredients extracted from vegetal material.
BioNova Veganics grow by BioNova composition :
Dosage and how to use BioNova Veganics Grow : \n
- First of all, shake well before use. \n
- Begin using it as soon as your plants begin growing more roots. \n
- Dilute 1.2-3ml per liter of water. \n
- Use in any type of substrate, and also in drip irrigation systems. \n
- Can be mixed with all sorts of nutrients and stimulants. \n
- Stop using once flowering begins. \n
This product also has an EU organic ingredient certificate . \n
Veganics Grow by BioNova is a 100% natural fertilizer used during your plants growth period, making for much bigger plants with much healthier roots.