1 2 3 ICT v. 1 2 3 Hydro-Seed

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by TopNotchMowing, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. TopNotchMowing

    TopNotchMowing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    I'm wondering what the basic difference is between these two products. Not real specifics like Kiril would give, just a small abstract, if possible. Mainly I'm thinking in fall overseeding projects involving aeration and Nature Pure 4-4-2 granules from TechTerra.
  2. Barefoot James

    Barefoot James LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Same stuff but the hydro seed is just the tea with no food so you better have some OM for the microbes to munch on. How is that for simple!

    I'm sure Bill has a better answer.
  3. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,115

    Hydroseed is just the beneficials (dechlorinator included)

    Instant compost tea is the dechlorinator, beneficials and accelerator, which is a ferment (much like making beer) of kelp, fish, humate, molasses and 8 micronutrients

    Both are excellent for increasing seed germination, the hydroseed is less expensive for your application, 8 ounces in a 1000 gallon hydroseeder. one gallon of Hydroseed treats 4 acres
  4. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,115

    I forgot to mention that many compost tea brewers buy 1-2-3 Hydroseed for the known beneficials in it and add the mixture at the end of the brew

    It is an inexpensive way to introduce, mycorrhizae, beneficial fungi and bacteria

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