Compost Tea Recipes

Based on a 5 gallon batch….

Soil Drench Tea

  • Add Compost 2 cups
  • Plus Worm Castings 1 cup
  • Plus Fish Emulsion  4‐8 oz
  • 1/2 way though brewing, add Soluble Kelp Powder  1 tsp
  • Molasses (add no more than 12 hours before application) 2‐4 oz
  • Brew tea for 36 to 48 hour
  • Apply full strength or dilute up to 1:20

Advanced Compost Tea

  • add the above ingredients from “soil drench” plus
  • Bokashi 1 cup
  • Humic Acid 1/4 cup
  • Glacial Rock Dust 1/4 cup
  • Azomite 1/4 cup
  • pyroligneous acid (wood vinegar) 2‐4 oz
  • after brewing, add live bacteria like Azospirillum brasilense

Other Ingredients

For maximum biodiversity, you can also add….

  • Insect Frass 1/4 cup
  • Bacillus subtillus 1 tbsp
  • Aminos or Fulvics 1 tsp
  • Powdered Oatmeal  (to boost fungal population) 1‐2 tbsp
  • Yucca 1‐2 tsp
  • Guanos, Meals, etc for added NPK (brew these separately and add in to your final tea before application)

Foliar tea

  • Worm Castings 2 cups
  • Soluble Kelp Powder 1 tsp
  • Humic Acid 1/2 oz
  • Actinovate (optional for mildew control)
  • Brew 24 hours, dilute up to 1:2

Try adding some bioaccumulating plants, like Borage or Comfrey, into your teas as well!

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