Using SCOBY's to Balance Garden pH

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Anyone who makes a fair amount of kombucha will know what it is like to have a SCOBY surplus! My SCOBY hotel has no vacancy and I can't give them away fast enough. Maybe I should sell them! Well, I decided to explore my options. I can't throw them away because I grew them, they are like my little SCOBY babies.

One day while reading about how to balance garden pH in my garden I thought, maybe my SCOBY's could help with that! Now, my tomatoes are happy….and I didn't have to waste any of my precious kombucha spawn.

Here is a chart that shows plants affinity for acid or alkaline.

Using SCOBY's to Balance Garden pH | Real Food RN

SCOBY's are acidic so I decided to put them around my tomato plants. Also, those were the biggest plants in my garden at the time of my little experiment.

Balance Garden pH with SCOBY's

Here's how I did it:

Cut your SCOBY into smallish pieces using a kitchen shear or a large knife

Using SCOBY's to Balance Garden pH | Real Food RN

Place the SCOBY pieces around the base of the plant

Using SCOBY's to Balance Garden pH | Real Food RN

Cover with dirt

Using SCOBY's to Balance Garden pH | Real Food RN

Watch them grow!!!


Using SCOBY's to Balance Garden pH | Real Food RN

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