Feed and water your plants at the same time by supplying homemade compost or manure teas. This organic fertilizer recipe is made by mixing a small amount of animal manure and/or compost in the bottom of a bucket and filling the bucket with water.
Add the remaining solids to your garden or compost bin. Dilute the remaining liquid with water so it's the color of weak tea (use a 10:1 ratio of water to tea). Use tea immediately for optimal absorption into the soil around plants. For young delicate or potted plants dilute the tea.
Whether you buy a compost tea brewer or make your own, you start with just a. .. the vegetable garden the same compost you brew with, you are making extra .
Learn how to make compost tea and manure tea, plus why they are so good for your garden, various recipes you can use, and various application methods.
A healthy soil is less likely to leach nutrients down beyond plant root zones. If soil is nutrient-rich, the need for fertilizer is minimized. Compost tea improves the water retention capacity of soil, which reduces the need for frequent watering. Soil structure is improved with regular applications of compost tea.
See how easy making compost tea is. Also how to make comfrey tea and other soluble, liquid fertilizers from manure, herbs, nettles and other weeds.