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How To Make And Use Compost Tea - The Ultimate Organic Fertilizer

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Compost tea is the perfect way to boost your plants growth and obtain higher yields - NATURALLY. Better yet, you can make it for free using your own compost! We keep our garden productive year after year by following a simple and organic three prong approach. We use compost (composting 101) and cover crops (planting cover crops) for building great soil structure and vitality - AND we boost plants during the growing season with a simple homemade natural liquid fertilizer on our plants called compost tea.
Compost tea or "black liquid gold" is the all organic "miracle-growing" solution to fertilizing the garden - minus the chemicals and high salt content that commercial fertilizers add to your soil. It works its magic in two ways - feeding your plants through the roots (soil zones around plants) and the leaves (foliar zones). Unlike synthetic fertilizers, it won't build up chemicals and salt levels that can slowly destroy your soil structure. Instead, adding nutrients that build it!
  • how to make and use compost tea the ultimate organic fertilizer, composting, container gardening, gardening, go green, Although not appetizing to drink compost tea is great for your plants
Although not appetizing to drink -compost tea is great for your plants!
  • how to make and use compost tea the ultimate organic fertilizer, composting, container gardening, gardening, go green, Strain the mixture through mesh or a strainer
Strain the mixture through mesh or a strainer
  • how to make and use compost tea the ultimate organic fertilizer, composting, container gardening, gardening, go green, Compost tea works through absorption via the leaves and soil
Compost tea works through absorption via the leaves and soil
  • how to make and use compost tea the ultimate organic fertilizer, composting, container gardening, gardening, go green, Compost Tea takes full advantage of the rich fertile nutrients in compost
Compost Tea takes full advantage of the rich fertile nutrients in compost.
  • how to make and use compost tea the ultimate organic fertilizer, composting, container gardening, gardening, go green, Simple Compost Tea Ingredients water compost and a bucket
Simple Compost Tea Ingredients - water, compost and a bucket!
  • how to make and use compost tea the ultimate organic fertilizer, composting, container gardening, gardening, go green, Next fill the bucket to within a few inches of the top and stir thoroughly
Next, fill the bucket to within a few inches of the top and stir thoroughly.

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  • Jeanne B.
    Jeanne B. Addison, ME

    That is an interesting idea. I never thought about that method. I might check it out. FYI I use to live in middle TN. Had a nice compost pile there. It was far enough away from the house that I didn't mind if critters had a snack or two.

  • AL. RAMOS
    AL. RAMOS Pharr, TX

    That is news to me and we have several Starbucks here. Thank You so much for pointing that out to me. AL. P. S. You are amazing.....

  • Laura
    Laura New Baltimore, MI

    Composting in a bin can be a pain since you have to turn it once in a while and that can be hard with a lot of material. However, a bin holds a TON of heat while the material degrades and it turns to compost MUCH faster than just throwing it in a

  • Rosel Kynast
    Rosel Kynast Madison, WI

    Jeanne, buy a plastic garbage can with a lock lid, put holes all around the bin. When you have compost in it, just start rolling the bin a few times,
    it will mix the compost. Good luck

  • Lee Govan
    Lee Govan New Zealand

    Thanks Rosel, great idea.

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