GardenRx: Brew Manure and Compost Tea
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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.
1 shovelful of compost
1 large piece of cheesecloth
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.