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Colloidal Humus Compost Tea

Colloidal Humus is the best way to make vegetation and garden plants a lot more bug and disease resistant starting at the compost stage. Colloidal humas is what you get when compost gets liquefiedand unidentifiable.

Colloidal humus occurs naturally as compost on top of the forest floor.  This Colloidal humus compost build up actually raises the forest floor over decades that run into centuries.

Colloidal humus is 75% water.  This means that 'colloidal humus compost' is the consistency of pudding.  The reason colloidal humus makes the best compost is pretty obvious, considering the last two  facts.

To understand why colloidal humus has worked so well in nature since the first bit of organic matter died and rotted:  Look to the dual purpose of most plants root systems.

Plants have two root systems.  One is for taking in water at night; and the other is for absorbing nutrients during the day.  Absorbing nutrients is undertaken by the nature of the plant's biology in very close synchronicity with photosynthesis and the conversion of light into food.  

This means that well a plants leaves are absorbing light, the plant's roots are also absorbing minerals from nearly liquefied compost material below the ground.

Compost tea may soak down past the plant roots reach.  Colloidal humus will hold shape its just a bit, keeping the liquefied nutrition within a plants reach for a bit longer. 

When the compost is dirt like in consistency the plant is starved out and nutrient poor.  To put this lack of nutrition in human terms* (also known as anthropomorphic terms) :  *The plant is in a way anemic.
Imagine having an apple in your hands; with no teeth or dentures to chew it, no knife to cut it, and without a rock to pulverize the golden delicious either.

Lets say that the apple comes to your face broken down just a bit.  Perhaps the apple is cut in three large, unchewable pieces.  Humans would have to suck on the chunks, and hope that saliva will brake down the sugars into liquid enough to feed and sustain us.

But if the apple were turned completely to juice, or near juicy sludge; no one would have to worry of starving.

Just like humans in this scenario,  plants need their nutrients in almost liquid form.  The nutrient absorbent roots obviously do not have teeth.

When gardening is done the unnatural way the plant is not strong enough to resist disease, or devise enough resistance to insects.

Compost colloidal humus comes from dead material decomposing to such a degree that what 'it' was is indiscernible. It is at this point in decomposition that the nutrient seeking roots can absorb the suspended liquid nutrition.

When fruit is forgotten in a container somewhere in the kitchen, and it rots and decays to the point that it (or a part of it) turns to liquid that is colloidal humus and compost tea.

A garden that has good colloidal humus under as its base will almost not need to be watered.    This need for only rain fall is just like the way these same plants exist naturally in forests, fields and other places over the eons.

Colloidal humus compost is being rediscovered by us in our technical age as a gardening practice that was never flawed.  The out dated human attempt to improve on what nature does more efficiently in the first place didn't work in the very long run for both humans and the good of our crops. In the short run this was and is immediately true for each plant's individual biology. The early industrial farming model misstep left gardening sustainability very incomplete.  The resulting crops were weaker than the same plants in nature.  Without companion plants & collodial humas the roots didn't get the right nutrients, were less resistant to disease and insects, lacked the benefits of companion plants that help ward off insects, and disease, and required unnatural amounts of water to stay alive.

The rediscovery of letting compost decay to the point that the material turns to a mud consistency has reduced water waste, produced stronger plants, that are simply more bug resistant, contain more nutrition, are richer visually and extremely less demanding on the already depleting aquifers here in the Pacific Northwest and rest of the Earth. 


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