A: We have no direct experience with the use of Boogie Brew in aquaponics. However, the feedback we have received from aquaponic enthusiasts has been very positive. Since Boogie is “Veeganic”, thus possessing no harmful animal pathogens that could cause potential harm to fish species. To quote a satisfied customer: “Sunday, the 6th of May, I added 1gallon of boogie brew, and foliar feed all plants in the system. Monday, the 7th, I found an explosion of tilapia fry. I was very impressed with boogie brew, and the benefits it boasts. I feel very confident, in using boogie brew, and although, I only put 1 gallon added to approx. 150 gallons. I am looking forward to adding more brews to the system.”
Q: What is the optimum range of pH for boogie brew tea?
A: Proper pH for effective Boogie Farming is actually quite high on the scale; do not be afraid to see pH indicators hovering in the 7.5 and over range! Though that sounds far from optimum for healthy plant growth, our own direct growing experiences taught us that the plants simply loved being fed a tea with a pH above 7.5. That sounds absurdly high, wouldn’t you think? Well, keep in mind that with Boogie Brew and compost teas in general, you are feeding the soil first, which, in turn, directly nourishes the plant with organic and super bioavailable “live nutrients”. The whole process, when kept on a positive schedule, will generate a powerful “web of life” biorythmic cycle that results in unbelievable growth rates; frequently faster and always healthier than plants that are fed a typical fertilizer regime of hydroponic, (i.e. chemical) “nutrients”. Also, something else to keep in mind is that higher pH ranges always help in furthering high populations of the aerobic and beneficial organisms which tend to thrive in alkaline rather than a cidic environments.
Therefore a high pH in your tea’s reservoir is actually quite desirable, as it is a direct indicator of beneficial biology. If you discover that your tea’s pH has dropped to more acidic levels, (below 6.5), then your tea has in all likelihood spoiled and should actually be discarded! (It’s probably now “bad tea” and has lost its favorable population of beneficial organisms). If you really must adjust your pH upon feeding good compost tea to your soil, then please only add your pH buffer at the end of your tea’s brew cycle/preparation phase. Wait till you are about to directly infuse your growing media with Boogie Brew and add just enough pH buffers to lower it to your desired levels,(those levels should still exceed at least 6.3 to 6.7).
Also, last but by no means least; please only use an organic variety pH buffer such as citric acid or Vitamin C crystals. These natural kinds of pH buffers provide an additional food source to your tea’s beneficial organisms rather than acting as destructive and antagonistic elements that chemical pH buffers like phosphoric acid contain.