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Malibu Compost Bu’s Buds Brew Biodynamic Compost Rose Tea, 1 lb

Bu’s Buds Biodynamic Compost Rose Tea: Specially formulated with kelp, worm castings, and an extra dose of stinging nettle, Bu’s Buds is hand-crafted with proprietary Biodynamic preparations to support organic rose care for stronger, more resilient plants. For use as a foliar feed, soil drench, and transplant root booster.

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  • Bu’s Buds Biodynamic Compost Rose Tea: Specially formulated with kelp, worm castings and an extra dose of stinging nettle
  • For use as a foliar feed, soil drench and transplant root booster
  • Bu’s Buds is hand-crafted with proprietary Biodynamic preparations to support organic rose care for stronger, more resilient plants

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3 comments to Malibu Compost Bu’s Buds Brew Biodynamic Compost Rose Tea, 1 lb

  • S.

    At best a poor (2 stars worth) value. If only Amazon allowed for a dual rating system that provided the purchaser/reviewer a way to rate a product like this one (in terms of stars) based on a. it’s overall composition and effectiveness (be it presumed or, ideally, known) and b. it’s cost versus it’s perceived or known value.In lieu of, I give “Bu’s Brew” 4 stars for the makeup/composition of the compost and 2 stars (though know I’m being charitable here) for it’s value.Truth be told, I purchased the Bu’s Brew just because I was curious.So, why 4 stars for the stuff itself?A look inside one of the little burlap bags of the Brew reveals a mix of what looks to be and certainly smells like well aged cow poo and fine textured (shaved?) wood chips. Per the ingredient list, also included are “minute concentrations of Biodynamic preparations: dandelion, chamomile, stinging nettle, yarrow, oak bark and valerian.”First off, for brevities sake, let’s set aside any question the reader might have with respect to what “Biodynamic” means?Not that the Biodynamic agricultural movement isn’t interesting or thought provoking. It is, in fact, all that and more. That said, let’s simplify things and agree that Biodynamic (roughly) equals organic. I mention this only in case you wondered and just didn’t know anything about the movement.So, what the purchaser gets for his or her $11 (what I paid – I certainly would not have paid more) are four 1/4 or so pound burlap bags full of cow poo and wood shavings with a wee bit of herbal (concentrate) mixed in to, hopefully, good effect.I’ve been gardening/small scale farming for 35 plus years on approximately 2 1/2 acres of what once was prime orchard land (rendered, by the previous owner, in far too many spots, less than fertile by poor ecological farming practice).In that time I’ve made hundreds upon hundreds of gallons of chicken, turkey, and worm castings sourced compost tea and have to say a. properly brewed tea made from all mentioned helps a wide range of transplants(*) become better established more quickly and b. can also help rejuvenate established plantings that were previously less than well cared for. (Just don’t expect miracles here.)(*) Best to avoid applying compost tea to newly transplanted vegetable garden seedlings/starts (tomatoes, peppers and such) until you’re absolutely certain that the little green growing things have fully acclimated to their new digs. With most Spring plantings 1 1/2 to 2 weeks should about do it.In my experience, regular applications of compost tea to already well established plants and soil also helps keep things in tip-top shape.That said, much as I would love to report back in a month or two that the several batches (approx. 30 gallons in total aerated for 48 hours, no sugar added) of Bu’s Brew that I’ve just finished applying to my strawberry patch will have made more of a difference – in the form of more flowers, more and better tasting fruit, healthier overall plants in general – than any other type of tea I’ve ever used before, for now I have to think my purchase was mostly just wishful thinking. In other words, while this particular compost tea mix does look to be good stuff, it surely isn’t better than any other tea made from any of the above listed other sources.Which leads me to…Why 2 (I think charitable) stars for the overall value?Fact is, $6 spent at your local Home Depot, IFA or etc. will get you a 1 1/2 to 2 CUBIC FOOT bag full of decent quality chicken or turkey compost/mulch. Even if said compost/mulch isn’t nearly as finely tuned (for lack of a better term) as the Bu’s Brew – meaning you’ll have to not only use a bit more of the stuff but also filter out a sizable number of oversized wood chunks – have a look at the numbers again. My favorite turkey based is “Nutri-Mulch” – which, admittedly, may not be available in your area. With NPK values of 2-3-1 it has more than enough actual manure to get all the fun guys (ok, bad pun) going. And it’s sterilized to boot!Also, $18 spent at Amazon will entitle you to a 15 pound bag full of high quality worm castings. 1/2 to 3/4 pound vermi-castings(*) given a proper brewing will easily yield the same benefits as one of the 1/4 pound Bu’s Brew cow manure compost concoction at significant $$ savings.* Place 1 to 1 1/2 pounds of moistened (not wet) worm castings in a small bowl. Add in a bit (about a half handful) of finely ground or crushed flaked oatmeal and mix/gently stir. Overlay with a piece of loose fitting plastic wrap. Place the bowl in a paper grocery bag, close (not too tightly) and set aside in a warm place. (Atop the fridge or in a cabinet under the kitchen sink works well). Wait 3 days. The end result: an unsurpassed, mycorrhizal fungi rich compost ready made for brewing into approximately 10 gallons of plant and soil nourishing tea…

  • XoraKJoken

    Great product, works wonderfully

  • B.P/K.P

    WOW! Get ready for super happy healthy plants!!!

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