Add the remaining solids to your garden or compost bin. Dilute the remaining liquid with water so it's the color of weak tea (use a 10:1 ratio of water to tea). Use tea immediately for optimal absorption into the soil around plants. For young delicate or potted plants dilute the tea.
Compost tea serves the plants diluted nutrients and takes care of their watering and feeding at the same time! During the growing season , add well-rotted manure to avoid overdosing the vegetable plants with nitrates. Nutrient-rich teas are made by soaking well-rotted manure in water, then draining off the liquid.
Learn how to make compost tea and manure tea, plus why they are so good for your garden, various recipes you can use, and various application methods.
See how easy making compost tea is. Also how to make comfrey tea and other soluble, liquid fertilizers from manure, herbs, nettles and other weeds.
Learn basics of compost tea and how to give your garden a boost toward optimal health.. This sample compost tea recipe is good for vegetable crops:.
It's actually made by putting a small amount of compost in a bucket of water and bubbling air through the water with an air pump to pull beneficial microorganisms from the compost and give them air to breathe. Then, we add specific foods to feed and multiply the microbes. The resulting tea is applied to the garden.