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GardenRx: Brew Manure and Compost Tea

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GardenRx: Brew Manure and Compost Tea 1

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GardenRx: Brew Manure and Compost Tea / PBS-TV’s Garden Rx starring Loren Nancarrow shows you how to brew up a batch of manure and compost tea for your garden.

Recipe:  Compost tea with molasses to feed the beneficial bacteria in the soil.

To make:

1 shovelful of compost

1 large piece of cheesecloth

5-gallon bucket.

Place compost in cloth and tie closed.

Place package in bucket filled with water. Let steep for 2 to 3 days.

Use fish pump to oxygenate the solution and get the good bacteria really growing.

Then add ¼ cup of black strap molasses or a handful of worm castings to feed the beneficial bacteria.

Use as soil drench or foliar fertilizer.    

Expand ingredients proportionately to fill a trash can for lots of tea.

 

GardenRx: Brew Manure and Compost Tea 1

 

GardenRx: Brew Manure and Compost Tea 1

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