Jul 19, 2018

Homemade Compost Tea Fertilizer

by RidgeCrest Herbals

Homemade Compost Tea Fertilizer

What you'll need:

Weeds, relatively dirt free.

A 5-gallon bucket

Heavy rocks



A few days (depending on where you live and the amount of sunlight)

Container to keep Compost Tea in (another bucket with a lid or something similar that pours easily)

Place your bucket in a sunny location. Fill your bucket about 1/3 with weeds. Place heavy rocks on top of your weeds. Fill with water. Let rest 3-5 days in the sun or until it starts to stink (WARNING: DO NOT get this on your clothes or wear clothes you don't care about. The smell is permanent and will not come out). Pour liquid into a container (keeping particles out of it - may want a strainer of some kind). When you're ready to use - dilute tea as follows: 10 parts water, 1 part tea. Water plants accordingly. 

NOTE: Do not use the tea full strength - it is highly concentrated and can kill your plants! It must be diluted before use.