While still early in my research, I think this is an interesting concept. Here's how it came to my mind: pulling from Julia Ender's "Gut" book, some scientists have claimed that the human microbiome (the microorganisms living in the human gut and other organs) can itself be called an organ. Some ecologists even go so far as to say the human body is simply a sack that provides an optimal environment for a microbial mass (potential organ) to live in. So here's my idea: compost teas are organs. like the human microbiome has suggested to be. If you research the order of life according to biology or recall your junior high/high school experience, the structure of life is: cells->tissue(s)->organ(s)->organ system(s)-> organism (many organ systems). While both tissues and organs have specific purposes, an organ is composed of many tissues obligated towards a specific task. An organ is also like an organ system in that it has a purpose in an organisms body, but organ systems contain multiple organs working together to achieve the same goal. Therefore, compost tea microbiomes, containing multiple tissues working together functions like an organ more than it does like tissue(s) or organ system(s). What are we doing with this organ? It depends on its purpose, some use compost teas for nutrient cycling while others use them to restore soil or other purposes. What I think should be noted though, is that we are adding an organ to our grows, if we are to classify compost teas as any structure of life. The question remains, what then would the entire plant in its soil be called? I don't know. An organism at least, and potentially and organism working with an organ or organ system(s), since stacking compost teas is like stacking organs in the soil. I think ecologists call it the rhizome. Perhaps what I am arriving upon is that the rhizome, or the sturdy base of plants+subterranean roots of trees/plants/mushrooms, is a group of organs (AKA organ system(s)), and compost teas contribute organs to this system. Did @Chef say that the grow op is an organism? Because with the plants rhizome being considered organ systems as concluded above, this actually makes perfect sense. The plants act as organ systems to complete the organism, or wholly grow op.
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