Applying Bountea to your Garden

  • Allow Bountea to settle for 15 minutes before decanting.
  • If used, remove strainer with residue from the bucket.
  • Add Bountea residue to your compost or spread on your soil
  • Apply Bountea using a watering can or hose-end sprayer
  • Substitute Fungal Activator for Bioactivator when Brewing Bountea for shrubs and trees and during plant Bloom/Fruit phase.


  • General use: dilute 1 part Bountea with 8 parts clean water (1:8).
  • Foliar spraying: dilute 1 part Bountea to 10 parts clean water (1:10).
  • Set hose-end sprayers to the highest dilution rate.
  • NOTE: Diluting with chlorinated water will not harm the microbes after Bountea is brewed.

For outdoor gardens, apply 1 gallon of Bountea to 250 – 500 square foot of garden, regardless of dilution

Garden Growing Guide

Bountea Root Web M3 B3 SuerStart
Soil Preparation Every 1-4 weeks and before seeding 1st and last Bountea brews of the season 1st and then every 2nd Bountea Brew Add to prepared soil as directed
Seeds/Starts As soon as true leaves form In Bountea or as a root dip In Bountea after 3 leaves form Add 1/2 cup to each bag of starting mix
Transplants Before Transplanting In Bountea before transplanting When transplanting Add 1 cup to each bag of potting soil
Growth Phase Every 1-4 weeks Every other brew
Bloom / Fruit Phase Every 1-4 Weeks Every Bountea brew
Lawns Every 1-4 weeks Add Bountea to brew in spring and fall Every bountea brew until well greened Spread on lawn in spring
Shrubs and Trees Every 2-3 weeks Add to Bountea brew in spring and fall When budding and flowering Add pinch to pots every 4 months
Foliar Spray When plants are 4 weeks or older For faster growth and mineral deficiencies As buds form

Use Fungal Activator instead of Bioactivator when brewing Bountea for “woody” stemmed plants such as trees, shrubs, tomatoes, peppers and beans. Apply during the bloom/fruit phase for all plants.

For depleted soils and soils that has been over-treated with chemicals, apply Bountea intensively. The microbes in Bountea “clean up” problematic soils.

Specialist Growing Information – for indoor and outdoor growers

Hydroponics – how to use Bountea in your hydroponic system