Unconventional Compost Tea

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP–Living in Natures Love Lifestyles @insideawareness.com

Brewing compost tea took a new turn while visiting Borden’s Mercantile in #yyjs Central Saanich. Our compost tea usually consists of garden greens such as;  Comfrey, Yarrow and Butterbur.  It is added to a garbage can of water and left to stew for a several days to add some extra nutrients to the soil over the summer.  When used, more water and plant material is added.

This year reading more about worm castings during a visit to Borden’s we decided to add them to the tea.  However the question became,  “What to use as a porous material to add them to the mix?”  This invited a visit to our local dollar store and we found a perfect solution.  Two  bra nets for the washing machine for two garbage cans of composting tea.

Warning it is a stinky process yet keeping it covered helps.  To keep the critters from using the water to multiply one can add a pump to oxygenate the tea.  Critters like standing water not moving water.

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