Compost Tea
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Compost tea is easily made by soaking or steeping compost in water. The resulting compost tea is used for either a foliar application (sprayed on the leaves) or applied to the soil.

We all know that compost is a wonderful addition to soil and helps our gardens grow better. You and your garden plants can benefit even more by using compost tea.

By using compost tea to replace chemical-based fertilizers, pesticides, and fungicides, you can garden safer and be more protective of the environment. Compost tea:

  • Increases plant growth
  • Provides nutrients to plants and soil
  • Provides beneficial organisms
  • Helps to supress diseases
  • Replaces toxic garden chemicals
equipment and ingredients to make compost tea  

Supplies needed:

  • 2 - 5 gallon buckets
  • 1 gallon mature compost
  • 1 aquarium pump
  • 1 gang valve (to divide the air supply into several streams)
  • 4 gallons of water
  • 3 feet + of aquarium hose
  • unsulfured molasses
connect tubing to valves   Attach 3 separate pieces of hose at least 12" long to the gang valve.
put tubing into pail   Place the gang valve onto the bucket and make sure the hoses reach the bottom of the bucket.

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