Compost Tea
A powerful blend of nutrients and minerals that will spur your garden (or orchard) onto greater productivity and help it to weather whatever mother nature decides to throw at it this year.
Servings Prep Time
20gallons 1hour
Passive Time
Servings Prep Time
20gallons 1hour
Passive Time
Preparing the Tea
  1. Pour 15-gallons of clean water into your 20-gallon bucket.
  2. Dissolve molasses in 1/2 gallon of water then add to the 20-gallon bucket.
  3. Dissolve fulvic acid, humic acid, and azomite rock dust in 1/2 gallon of water and add.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and stir vigorously for one minute.
  5. Add an aeration pump. I use a 2-hose fish tank pump, with hoses that have air rocks attached to the end.
  6. Stir every few hours while you are awake. This allows the microorganisms to get access to the parts of the mix that have settled.
  7. After 24 hours your tea should be ready. It should smell earthy, and slightly sweet, not rotten.
“Serving” The Tea
  1. For trees, filter 4 cups of compost tea into 2 1/2 gallons of clean water in a bucket with a 1/8″ hole drilled in the bottom, essentially drip feeding each tree.
  2. For garden vegetables, mix 1 cup of filtered mixture per 10 cups of clean water in a pump sprayer and evenly coat each planting area.
Recipe Notes

IMPORTANT: Make sure to use compost tea within 4 hours of removing aeration, otherwise the mixture will turn bad. You’ll know by the rotten smell. You can leave it on the aerator for no more than 36 hours before it starts to go bad.

20 Gallons of Compost Tea is a LOT. You can halve or quarter the recipe above, or else talk a few other gardeners into joining your gardeners ‘tea party’.

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