Bat Guano Tea Recipe-What You Need To Know
Why Would Anyone Want Bat Guano Tea For Cannabis?
Bat guano, just like other types of manure, works great as a soil mix supplement and is prized by many organic gardeners. It is not technically considered to be a fertilizer. But, it is used for helping garden soil more efficiently absorb needed nutrients, which in turn will result in less fertilizer being needed and better plant growth. And, yes, making a guano tea (using warm water) is actually done. I will go over the following in this article:
● Benefits Of Bat Guano
● Show You A Bat Guano Recipe And the Best Practices For Its Application
Where Can You Find Bat Guano For Sale? Honestly, my first thoughts upon hearing about this fertilizer were: “How the hell am I going to get bag guano?.” I know one thing . . . I wasn’t going to go to my local cave with a bucket and start gather bat droppings. After a quick look on Amazon, I saw that you can buy this fertilizer from several companies on Amazon. It can be bought in dried or via pellet form. The product below is an example of the type of guano that you should buy.
Is Bat Guano Good For Flowering?
The tea recipes contained are designed to best work for an insect-eating, bat species. Insect-eating bat, dung is valued for having a high nitrogen content. Your plants will need nitrogen more during the vegetative growth stage. On the other hand, fruit-eating bats dung contains more phosphorus. Phosphorus is needed more for the flowering growth stage. So, for best results, bat guano tea should only be used in the flowering stage when the bat dung is collected from fruit-eating bats.
What Are The Benefits of Bat Guano Tea?
The following are a few of its most common bat guano uses:
● All Of The Nutrients You’ll Need-Most bat guano fertilizer comprises the three most valued nutrients that help with plant growth: Nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium. The high nitrogen levels are especially useful for making your cannabis plants nice and green. Bat guano fertilizer comes in a few forms. The following ratio is the most common and the ration that you should look for is 10 percent nitrogen, 3 percent phosphorus, and 1 percent potassium.
● Slow Release- It slowly and continuously releases its vital nutrients for around two to three months after it is applied. If properly applied, it can reduce labor and upkeep for your plants.
● Improves Soil Quality-The tea helps supply your soil with essential microbes that help your soil’s overall health. One advantage of these microbes is that they can prevent soil diseases.
● Helps With Composting-This can be a bit expensive. But, it can help speed up your organic composting, mulch.
● Stays Longer-It tends to last longer than other types of man-made fertilizer.
How To Make Bat Guano Tea
It is easy to find a bat guano tea recipe. just do a simple Google search and you’ll find many different compost tea recipes. Some recipes are relatively simple, and others can be a bit complicated. I will show here a simple recipe, and guide you in the right direction to find other more comprehensive recipes.
USE ASAP-The tea, once mixed, does not keep its nutrients for long. So, apply it as soon as possible.
All you do is simply mix one cup of bat guano fertilizer per gallon of pure water.
Steps in Detail
Important: If the water is too hot, the oxygen levels will be lessened, and if the water is too cold beneficial micro-organism growth will be slowed. The water should be from approximately 60 to 90 degrees.
1. Get The Water– Get a gallon of “pure” or non-chlorinated tap water. It is essential that you only use pure, non-Chlorinated water. The reason that non-chlorinated water is criticals that bat guano’s soil enriching microbes are killed by chlorine. Normal tap-water will likely have chlorine. So, suppose you are using tap water. In that case, you need to place the water in an open container either for around 24 hours, which will allow the chlorine to naturally be released.
2. Mix-Mix the bat guano and water vigorously.
3. Strain It-Strain the “Tea.”
4. Apply-Apply it directly to the plants or the soil.
Guano, Worm Castings, And More . . .
The following compost tea recipe, shown via the Youtube video below, is a more advanced recipe that uses more ingredients, like worm castings.
How Do You Apply It?
It is either applied directly on the leaves or a soil drench. To apply on a plant’s leaves all you need to do is apply a fine mist, in the early mornings or right before night comes. To use at the soil, apply the tea at the roots and then promptly water
Precaution-Just like any fertilizer, it can be overdone. Bat guano contains nitrogen. Nitrogen is known to burn plants. So, too much bat feces can damage and even destroy your crop. So, be sure to use the correct amount and, if in doubt, err on the side of caution and use less fertilizer.
Bat guano tea is one of the many products that you can use for organic gardening soil mix. Even if you are not an organic gardener, it also an excellent soil enricher. It’s relatively cheap, and there are many recipes for guano tea on the web. Personally, I would start with the simple recipe that I show in this article and then try the more complicated recipes.