“The next step was to do a true test of the brewer over a growing season. I started the process in March of 2003 with a weekly brew and spray. Every Thursday evening I would start my brew, Saturday morning I would spray the finished product on the entirety of my yard including my lawn, trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and my vegetable garden.

 

The only other thing I put in my yard was lime to adjust my pH, I used nothing else to feed, only the compost tea. I purchased 5 very specific variety roses which are prone to powdery mildew and black spot and planted them next to the front sidewalk where my neighbors would see them as they walked by. My neighborhood was a walking neighborhood.

 

I knew the tea was doing its job when I was unable to detect any evidence of disease on my roses. I also had over 50 varieties of fuchsias planted as perennials, this was the first time I had no sign of rust on the fuchsias. The rest of my yard had never been so healthy. I was convinced of the product and its ability to maintain a healthy organic garden.

 

To prove the concept of maintaining a yard with compost tea I took all of my plants off of the brew the first part of September, within only a few weeks my roses were showing sign of mildew, then blackspot. There is no question in my mind that the introduction of microbial activity as the sole source of disease control and nutrition value truly works. Ten years ago you could not have convinced me.”

 

Don Wagoner, Vancouver, WA