You are on page 1of 24

Premium Compost Tea and Brewers Bio-Organic Soil Amendments Specialty Fertilizers

Table of Contents
Table of Contents:

Organic Bountea: Company Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Growing the Bountea Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Testimonials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 The Bountea Growing System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Alaska Humisoil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Bioactivator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fungal Activator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Root Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Marine Mineral Magic M3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Bountea Better Bloom B3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 SuperStart for Plants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Plant Gems - Compost Tea Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Bountea Hydrate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-14 Garden Tea Brew Kit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Brewer Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Bountea Brewing Instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 50 Gallon Brewer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Brewing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Garden Applications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Specialist Growing and Hydroponics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

www.bountea.com

Organic Bountea
Organic Bountea is an innovative, environmentally conscious company. Our mission is to promote bio-organic sustainable gardening and agriculture by offering the most effective natural microbial and organic methods available. At Organic Bountea, we believe all people should have access to healthy nutritious crops and vegetables. To this end, we support national and international non-profit organizations focused on sustainable agriculture and community gardening (see www.bountea.com). Bountea products are created by the gardening wizard John Evans. Using these products, John has won over 400 first-place awards for quality vegetables and 9 World Records for Giant Vegetables. Recognized as an expert in sustainable growing, John champions bio-organic agriculture around the world.

1-800-798-0765

Growing The Bountea Way


With Bountea you can expect exceptional results: Faster-growing, vibrant plants Top-quality, nutritious vegetables and fruits Numerous fragrant flowers Lush green grass and turf Larger, more efficient root systems Increased resistance to stress and disease Reduced watering and fertilization needs Enhanced soil ecology and microbial life

Bountea Products: Use the highest quality natural and organic ingredients Are concentrated with no water or fillers Will not burn or harm plants Complement and enhance existing nutrient programs Can be used individually for excellent results Can be used together in the Bountea Growing System for outstanding results

www.bountea.com

Testimonials REFILLS 12 GALLON AND 40LB

Ian Cunningham - 100 sunchokes from one plant I am convinced that Bountea is far superior to anything else out there, and the proof is in the plants! I won Grand Prize Best of Show 2 years in a row with Bountea grown veggies. This is a volunteer sunflower growing in Bountea treated soil.

- Adam Goldsmith, Rochester, NY

Our colorado climate provides many growing challenges made easier with Bountea. With consistent use of Bountea products we have improved the health of our soils and are often praised for the quality,abundant, delicious food we provide to the restaurants and residents of Durango. Thank you Bountea for organically improving the health of our lands, our food, and our bodies!

- Gabe Eggers, Agricultural Director, Twin Buttes Gardens. twinbuttesofdurango.com

1-800-798-0765

The Bountea Growing System: Quick Reference


The Bountea Growing System The key to our success is a complete holistic approach to soil fertility and plant vitality using Compost Tea and additives. To make Compost Tea we have two easy-to-use brew kits in a 5 gallon and a 55 gallon size. Pages 16 & 18 The heart of the system is Bountea Compost Tea an exceptionally rich solution of microbial life and minerals. This is made by aerating Alaska Humisoil and Bountea Bioactivator in water for 24 hours. Page 15 To strengthen and enhance plant root systems, add Root Web to the Bountea once or twice a season. Page 8 To promote strong healthy growth of stems and leaves, you add Marine Mineral Magic M3 to Bountea during plant development (vegetative phase). Page 9 To encourage exceptional flowering and fruiting, you add Bountea Better Bloom B3 to Bountea as buds form (bloom phase). Page 10 To increase the fungal composition of Bountea, use Fungal Activator instead of Bountea Bioactivator. Page 7 For Planting and transplanting, use Bountea SuperStart. Page 11 For Instant Compost Tea use Bountea Plant Gems. Page 12 To enhance and purify your water use Bountea Hydrate. Page 13 & 14 All Bountea components can individually be added directly to your soil as an amendment or used as foliar sprays. The components of the Bountea Growing System work together synergistically and are best used as a complete system throughout the growing season to bring you unsurpassed growing results.

www.bountea.com

ALASKA HUMISOIL
Pure Natural Organic Humus
100% Organic Mother Natures Perfect Compost Teeming with beneficial microbes High in natural carbon an essential element for plants Excellent moisture retention Made by Nature thousands of years ago Guaranteed no additives, chemicals or pollutants Adds extraordinary life and fertility to your soil Excellent soil conditioner A vital part of the Bountea Growing System A premium starter for all compost teas Enriches and enlivens potting soils Promotes plant growth when spread on soil and lawns

Available in 20 lb (16 qt) bags

1-800-798-0765

BOUNTEA BIOACTIVATOR
Balanced Compost Tea Food Source
A Specialized Compost Tea Catalyst Boosts the growth of beneficial soil microorganisms greatly increases their concentration and diversity Creates a balanced bacterial/fungal compost tea Helps the infiltration of beneficial microbes into the soil 20 years of proven effectiveness Helps to restore soil ecology for optimal plant vitality

A vital part of the Bountea Growing System A superior compost tea catalyst

Available in 1 lb, 5 lb and 20 lb boxes

The Heart of the Bountea Growing System, use every time you brew!

www.bountea.com

FUNGAL ACTIVATOR
Fungal Compost Tea Food Source
A Specialized Compost Tea Catalyst Boosts the growth of beneficial fungi greatly increases their concentration and resilience Creates a fungally dominant compost tea beneficial for plants with fibrous or woody stems Use to pretreat humus for more prolific fungal growth Pre Culture Instructions: Inoculate 2 quarts Alaska Humisoil with 2 tbsp. Fungal Activator. Cover and leave in a warm, dark place for approximately 48 hours. Brew the Bountea Compost Tea with Cultured Humisoil as per instructions, page 17 Beneficial fungi increase the plants uptake of essential nutrients (P, K and Ca) and sequesters CO2 into the soil Helps plants develop flowers and fruit A specialist component of the Bountea Growing System Creates the right soil ecology for the growth of most shrubs, trees and perennial plants

Activatei in g the Fun ea Bount

Available in 1 lb, 5 lb and 20 lb boxes

1-800-798-0765

ROOT WEB
Endo and Ecto Mycorrhizae
20 Species of Beneficial Fungal Spores Increases root growth and biomass Increases fertilizer efficiency Reduces water use Increases plant yield Reduces fungal disease A vital part of the Bountea Growing System Add to starting mix when sowing seeds Add to potting soil when planting or transplanting Essential when planting trees and shrubs Treat lawns to resist drought and stress

Available in lb, 1 lb and 5 lb boxes

www.bountea.com

MARINE MINERAL MAGIC M3


Specialty Growth Fertilizer
N:7 P:1 K:1
A Natural Source of Nitrogen and More Boosts development of leaves and shoots Fortifies stressed plants during growth phase Re-mineralizes depleted soils Supplies trace elements and nutrients Invigorates soil ecology A vital part of the Bountea Growing System Excellent source of diverse trace minerals from the land and sea Foliar feed plants with mineral or nutrient deficiencies A natural and organic alternative to synthetic chemical fertilizers

Available in 1 lb, 5 lb and 20 lb boxes

1-800-798-0765

BOUNTEA BETTER BLOOM B3


Specialty Bloom Fertilizer
N:1 P:4 K:7
A Natural Source of Phosphorous and Potassium Promotes numerous buds and flowers Encourages fragrant high-quality flowers Supports setting and growth of nutritious fruit Fortifies stressed plants during bloom phase A vital part of the Bountea Growing System Use as a soil drench during budding and flowering A natural and organic alternative to synthetic chemical fertilizers Available in 1 lb, 5 lb and 20 lb boxes

10

www.bountea.com

SUPERSTART FOR PLANTS


Specialty Bio-Organic Fertilizer

N:2 P:2 K:2 with Mycorrhizae


Gives All Plants a Surge of Life Encourages strong development of seedlings and transplants Supports increased root growth Supplies essential nutrients and beneficial microbes Reduces transplant shock Revitalizes soil life and fertility Contains mycorrhizae Slow release NPK Food for Soil Biology

Spread on stressed or patchy lawns Add to potting soil and planting mixes Treat tired houseplants Revive depleted or toxic soils Add to soil at the beginning of the growing season

When Planting or Transplanting: Add a handful of Alaska Humisoil and a full pinch (1 tsp. per one gallon of soil) of SuperStart under the root ball Available in 1 lb, 5 lb and 20 lb boxes

1-800-798-0765

11

PLANT GEMS
NEW!
Natural Plant Food
N:3 P:1 K:2
Bountea in a Convenient Tablet Form Simple-to-use tablets quickly disperse in water Made with Alaska Humisoil, microbes and minerals Unique natural formula similar to the best organic cultivation methods Supplies everything a plant needs for healthy bio-organic growth Feeds soil microbes and invigorates soil ecology A natural and organic alternative to all fertilizers Use for all plant fertilization: lawns, indoor plants, garden beds, etc. Feeds your plants by feeding the soil

Quick and Ea s Plant y Food

12

www.bountea.com

BOUNTEA HYDRATE
Living Water for Living Plants
Water Purification and Enhancement Systems Easy to use - no waste water, no electricity Plug -N- Play, Mobile Systems, Refill cartridges available Ideal for small farm and garden applications Bountea Hydrate water is the key to optimal compost tea brewing and maximum plant yields. It decontaminates, purifies, then enhances your tap water through ionization. The Bountea Hydrate purifies water by removing chlorine and chloramine, chemicals and contaminants through its patented FDA and NSF certified bioceramic technology. Bountea Hydrate Enhances the purified water by infusing (-) negative ions that improve the ability of water to hold and deliver nutrients, which activates plant metabolism and healthy growth. Increased active hydrogen (H-) = stabilizes nutrient holding capacity Increased dissolved oxygen (O2) = super hydrated water Creates negative (-) ORP, oxygen reduction potential. = healthy antioxidants

1-800-798-0765

13

BOUNTEA HYDRATE Cont.


Based on Biomimicry science, years of development and international testing, the Bountea Hydrate is a versatile water system that delivers exceptional water quality equivalant to a pristine high mountain spring. Unlike other water purifiers, this uses no electricity, no extra pumping, no wasted water and can be installed in most homes and with most water systems.

Bountea Hydrate - 20 Water system


20 inch water restoration system Plug -N- Play with Y in hose fittings, FDA & NSF certified bioceramics and housings. 1 to 2 gallons per minute optimal flow rate, recyclable cartridges and quick start guide included. MSRP $299 each Shipping weight 8 lbs/each

Bountea Hydrate - Recharge


20 X 2.5 inch Cartridge Convenient and recyclable cartridge delivers HYDRATED water and can produce the same effects in any similar sized housing. 1 to 3 gallons per minute optimal flow rate. MSRP $149 each Shipping weight 2 lbs/each

Does not significantly effect TDS Not intended to replace RO if TDS is an issue If used in line with an RO system, put the Hydrate after the RO

14

www.bountea.com

GARDEN TEA BREW KIT


Everything you need to start: The Bountea Growing System in one simple-to-use kit.
Ready-to-use compost tea brewer: Brewing container Air diffuser unit Air pump Filter bag New more effective air pump and custom air diffuser Premium Compost Tea Ingredients 3 bags Alaska Humisoil 1 lb Bountea Bioactivator 1 lb Marine Mineral Magic M3 For brewing instructions, see page 17. MSRP $89.99 / Shipping weight 15 lbs

Commercial Growers

50-gallon Brewers and bulk supplies available upon request.

1-800-798-0765

15

Brewer Assembly
Assembly

Remove all contents from the brewer.

For easier cleanup, stretch the strainer bag over the brewer rim. The use of the strainer bag is optional. Clip the diffuser unit over the rim of the container.

Attach air supply lines to the pump. Plug the pump into an electrical outlet Brew Kit Clean Up Disconnect the pump before removing the diffuser unit from the container. Rinse residue from container, diffuser unit and strainer. Unscrew the bubbler and clean with hot soapy water. If needed, disinfect with hydrogen peroxide solution, not bleach. Store brewer and all ingredients in a cool, dry place out of sunlight and away from animals.

Bountea Garden Tea can be brewed in any aerated compost tea brewer.
16

www.bountea.com

Bountea Brewing Instructions


Fill brewer with CLEAN water for the desired brew size. Plug in the pump and aerate for 1 hour to purify and dechlorinate the water.

Place the correct amount of Humisoil in the brewer. (See page 19) 2.5 lbs for 4 gallons

Place the correct amount of Bioactivator in the brewer. (See page 19) 1 cup for 4 gallons

Brew for 24 hours. Stir the liquid well a few times during brewing. Add M3 or B3 for the last hour of brewing. Add Root Web immediately before diluting. (See page 19)

1-800-798-0765

17

50 Gallon Brewer
Ready to Use Brand new 50 gallon container air pump 70/L Specialized diffuser head, microperfirated Durable diffuser stem Quick connect to air pump Spigot threaded for a standard garden hose. Easy to clean, most affordable and effective 50 gallon compost tea brewer on the market. Ideal for small farmers and gardeners.

Use with our 5 lb and 20 lb sizes of soil amendments and fertilizers to get the most out of your compost tea.

18

www.bountea.com

Brewing Tips
Basic Brewing Use pure water for brewing: chlorine and chloramine can negatively affect microbes. Aerate water for 1 hour before brewing or use Bountea Hydrate. See Bountea Hydrate page 12 for ways to purify water. Humisoil and Bioactivator (or Fungal Activator) are added to every brew to make Bountea. Aerate the Bountea for 24 hours at temperatures between 60F and 85F. An optimum temperature is 75F or 24C. Bountea often foams during brewing. Add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil to reduce foam if needed. More Tips Use Humisoil, Bioactivator with M3 for veg and Humisoil, Fungal Activator and B3 for blooms. Use Bountea Hydrate water purification and water enhancement system for optimal brewing conditions. See page 12. Add M3 or B3 to Bountea during the last hour of brewing. Do not add M3 at the beginning; it may cause an anaerobic reaction. Add Root Web immediately before diluting Bountea. Stir well. If you brew for more than 24 hours and up to 72 hours, add an extra cup of Bioactivator per 4 gallons of Bountea. Brew only the quantities you need. Keep Bountea aerated until used. Plan for application within 6 hours after brewing. Bountea can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks. Brew Kit Clean up Rinse residue from brewer, air diffuser and strainer. If needed, disinfect with hydrogen peroxide solution, not bleach. Store brewer and all ingredients in a cool, dry place out of sunlight and away from animals.

Warning: Never use Bountea if it smells very sour or bad. A slight fishy smell is normal when M3 is added to Bountea.

Brewing Quantities
2 gallons Humisoil Bioactivator or Fungal Activator Root Web M3 or B3
1 qt. cup cup cup

4 gallons
2 qts. 1 cup 1 cup 1 cup

10 gallons
4 qts. 2 cups 2 cups 2 cups

25 gallons
6 qts. 3 cups 4 cups 5 cups

50 gallons
8 qts. 4 cups 6 cups 8 cups

100 gallons
12 qts. 6 cups 8 cups 10 cups

Coverage
Depleted Soil Fertile Soil 4 ft. Wide Beds
500 sq. ft. 1000 sq. ft 120 ft. long 1000 sq. ft. 2000 sq. ft. 240 ft. long 3000 sq. ft. 6000 sq. ft. 720 ft. long 0.25 acre 0.5 acre 0.75 acre 1.25 acres 2 acres 3 acres

Coverage is approximate and depends on soil type and crop needs. For specialist growers, see chart on page 21.

1-800-798-0765

19

Garden Applications
Application 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. Bountea = Humisoil + Bioactivator or Fungal Activator. Substitute Fungal Activator for Bioactivator when brewing Bountea for Shrubs and Trees and during plant Bloom/Fruit Phase. Dilution General use: dilute 1 part Bountea with 8 parts clean water (1:8). Foliar spraying: dilute 1 part Bountea with 10 parts clean water (1:10). Set hose-end sprayers to the highest dilution rate.

For outdoor gardens: Apply 1 gallon of Bountea to 250500 square feet of garden, regardless of dilution. Garden Growing Guide
Bountea Soil Preparation
Every 1-4 weeks and before seeding As soon as true leaves form Before transplanting Every 1-4 weeks Every 1-4 weeks Every 1-4 weeks Every 2-4 weeks Every 4 weeks When plants are 4 weeks or older Add to Bountea brew in spring and fall Add to Bountea brew in spring and fall In spring and fall with Bountea or sprinkled on soil For faster growth and mineral deficiencies Every Bountea brew until well greened Every brew when budding, flowering and fruiting When budding and flowering As buds form

Root Web
1st and last Bountea brews of the season In Bountea or as a root dip In Bountea before transplanting

M3
1st and then every 2nd Bountea brew In Bountea after four (4) leaves form When transplanting Every other brew

B3

SuperStart
Add to prepared soil as directed Add cup to each bag of starting mix Add one (1) cup to each bag of potting soil

Seeds/Starts

Transplants

Growth Phase

Bloom/Fruit Phase

Every Bountea brew Spread on lawn in spring Add to soil in spring Add pinch to pots every four (4) months

Lawns

Shrubs/Trees

Houseplants

Foliar Spray

Use Fungal Activator instead of Bountea Bioactivator when brewing Bountea for shrubs, trees, perennial plants and crops such as tomatoes, peppers and beans. Apply during the bloom/fruit phase of all plants. Pretreat Humisoil with Fungal Activator for best results (see box instructions). For depleted soils and ground that has been over-treated with chemicals, apply Bountea intensively. The microbes in Bountea clean up problematic soils.

20

www.bountea.com

Specialist Growing and Hydroponics


Potting Soils To each 1.5 cu ft bag, mix in: 2 qt Alaska Humisoil 2 TBL Root Web Cup M3 1 Cup SuperStart for Plants Soilless Mediums All Bountea products are compatible with coco coir (coconut fiber) and sphagnum peatmoss growing systems. Feeding Schedule for Growers Bountea can be applied 1 or 2 times per week. Bountea cannot be over-applied and will not burn or harm your plants. To increase fungal activity in Bountea, use Fungal Activator in place of Bioactivator during weeks 5, 6 and 7 see table below. Indoor growing: dilute 1 part Bountea with 5 parts pure water (1:5). Outdoor growing: dilute 1 part Bountea with 8 parts pure water (1:8). 4 gallons of Bountea will treat approx 50 five-gallon containers. Bountea is very efficient other fertilizers or nutrients may be reduced by 50%. During finish and/or flush stage, use twice as much Bountea Bioactivator to increase sugar production. Feeding Schedule for Growers
Growth Phase Week 1 Bountea Root Web M3 B3 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Bloom Phase Week 7 Week 8 Weeks 912 Flush

When Planting or Transplanting: Add a handful of Alaska Humisoil and a full pinch (1 tsp.) of SuperStart under the root ball.

Hydroponics

= Use Fungal Activator or Bioactivator

Intensive feeding, see chart above. Adapt according to your needs and system. Use Bountea Hydrate water purification and enhancement system for optimal brewing conditions. Bountea requires aeration at all times. Maintain the hydroponic solution at approximately 65F 80F. Reduce other organic nutrients when Bountea is in your reservoir. The pH of Bountea is approximately 7.0. When using Bountea at full strength, drain to waste every 48 hours. Top feed system: dilute 1 part Bountea to 8 parts pure water. Reservoir system: use a 33-1 dilution rate of water to Bountea for your reservoir. Bountea is approximately 400 PPM undiluted. M3 and B3 are 100 PPM per cup in a four gallon brew.

1-800-798-0765

21

CONTACT INFO
address P.O. Box 463 Forestville, CA 95436 phone 800-798-0765 phone 707-709-8878 fax 707-709-8879 email info@bountea.com website www.bountea.com

Ask for Bountea at your local hydroponic store or gardening center.

View John Evans' video on our website, or check it out on YouTube.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YoutTube

22

www.bountea.com