The Bountea Growing System is a complete holistic approach to soil fertility and plant vitality. Using a premium compost tea formulation plus specialty bio-organic nutrients, minerals and trace elements, it totally transforms the growing power of your garden.
The Bountea Growing System helps all gardens and growing situations - even well-established gardens, greenhouses and indoor plant production. Because it revitalizes your soil and/or potting soils with essential microbes, minerals and more, all plants grow faster, stronger and healthier.
While brewing Bountea initially takes a little more time and thought than ordinary fertilizers, it repays that investment ten-fold. Brewing Bountea and adding its components, is simple and straightforward. Treating your garden and plants with Bountea is easily integrated into your normal watering schedule. With Bountea, you are in total control of when and how you use the system.
We created the Bountea Garden Tea Brew Kit to get you going fast. It has everything you need: an aerobic Brewer, Alaska Humisoil, Bountea Bioactivator and Marine Mineral Magic M3. It contains enough ingredients to treat a 1000 sq ft garden (25 ft x 40 ft) at least three times. With the Garden Tea Brew Kit, you can start revitalizing your soil and garden immediately.
The Bountea System has been tested in the field for 20 years with extraordinary results. See John Evans\' World Records. Bountea uses only the highest quality concentrated ingredients, including a special, ethically harvested microbial starter, Alaska Humisoil (rather than vermicompost). The Bountea Bioactivator includes effective proprietary ingredients discovered by John Evans. Every component of the Bountea system has been formulated to work together synergistically.
All components of the Bountea Growing System are natural and organic and comply with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Organic Program (NOP).
While the Bountea System will create increased growing results on any soil, it is suggested that you also use good organic cultivation methods. See Gardening Tips for more information. Adding Humisoil and SuperStart for Plants to your soil will increase fertility and production. Chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides actively harm soil microbes and should be avoided if at all possible.
On new, untreated or toxic ground, start with an application of SuperStart for Plants. Then apply Bountea Compost Tea every week for the first four weeks. For normal organic soil, apply every two to four weeks throughout the growing season. Bountea cannot be over-applied. The effects of the Bountea Compost Tea System are cumulative. You will find increased benefits the following season and every season for up to four years.
Each gallon of Bountea will treat between 250 (10 ft x 25 ft) and 500 (20 ft x 25 ft) square feet of garden. On lawns, can use one gallon of Bountea for every 800 square foot of grass (20 ft x 40 ft). Be sure to dilute the Bountea so that you can cover the amount of ground you need.
The Bountea System works immediately to invigorate the life of your soil and some see the results in a day or two. However, on difficult soil, the results may not be apparent for three to six weeks. Then you will notice faster, stronger growth and extensive root systems. Results will be even better next season.
Stronger, healthier plants naturally resist disease and stress; they have more efficient “immune” systems. Pests are attracted to weaker plants that have a lower brix level (a measure of sugars and minerals in the cells). Bountea increases the brix level of cells, while Root Web has beneficial fungi that actively fight off harmful strains of fungi. Using Bountea as a foliar spray coats the leaves of plants with microbes that protect the plant.
Yes, you can store it for 48 hours in a cool dark place and for up to a month in a fridge.
The leftover dark matter after you brew is excellent to put on your compost pile or spread around your plants.
In general, you can add M3 or B3 to the Bountea about every other time (every second time). However, if your plants need an extra boost to green up or promote leafing, use the M3 more often. If your plants need support with budding and blooming, use the B3 more often.
Nothing will bring a dead or dying plant back to life. However, if the plant roots are still active, Bountea can definitely help that plant regenerate and regrow.
Humisoil is active indefinitely as long as you keep it out of sunlight and consistently cool and moist. It has been under the ground semi-frozen for thousands of years.
Use the Bioactivator for all general use and for all plants, particularly those with soft stems and lots of leaves. It creates a nicely balanced fungal/bacterial compost tea. Use the Fungal Activator specifically for all woody or fibrous stemmed plants that tend to grow larger than 3\' high. These include tomato and pepper plants as well as shrubs and trees.
No, nothing in the Bountea are poisonous to pets. However, a pet may be sick if it ingests too much of the powder products, particularly Marine Mineral Magic.
Bountea works will with most mediums, both natural and inorganic. Coco coir is a good medium to hold the microbes and minerals in Bountea and can be helped by adding a small amount of carbon.
Generally, dilute the Bountea 8-1. That is about a pint or 1/2 quart per gallon. If you use the Bountea for foliar spraying, dilute it 10-1.
For technical questions about brewing Bountea, go to Bountea Brewing Tips
For dilution and application questions, go to Applying Bountea