Compost Tea Recipes 

Use only chemical-free equipment for compost tea storage or applications, e.g. watering cans or sprayers, because residues of fungicides or herbicides are harmful to the compost tea organisms. Similarly, if you are diluting your compost tea before using it, it is best to use water that has been de-chlorinated to maintain the microbial life. Simply storing water in open containers for several hours before diluting the tea will work, as the chlorine will naturally dissipate.
Mix # 1 
1 tablespoon per gallon bat guano ( high nitrogen or phosphorus ) depending on cycle
1 tablespoon per gallon Humus
1 tablespoon per gallon unsulphered molasses's 
2 tablespoon per gallon earthworm castings
1 tablespoon per gallon ( fish emulsion/ kelp mix ) 

Hang all dry mix in compost tea bags HEAVILY aerated and pour in liquids.  Brew with air pump for 24 hours and dilute brewed tea at a 10:1 ratio with well water for drench and foliar applications. 

Mix # 2
Vegetation tea:
1 cup of earthworm castings
1/4 cup kelp meal
1/4 cup fish fish hydrolysate 
1/2 teaspoon pure humic acid
1 tablespoon soft rock phosophate
2 tablespoons organic alfalfa meal
1 teaspoon molasses

Mix # 3
use 2/3 cup of 
seabird guano
bat guano
Worm castings.
5 tbs of Karmens Kelp powdered extract.
I also add 5 tbs of liquid karma or 5 tbs blackstrap molasses.
Mix into 5 gallons of dechlorinated water.
I let it brew for two days and then use.

This is the flower mix to use with every watering. The veg mix is the same except use high nitrogen guanos

Mix #4

Per gallon of water:
2 TBS Alfalfa Meal
3 TBS EarthWorm Castings
1 TBS Kelp Meal
1 tsp Molasses


Mix #5
1 tbs rabbit poo
1 tbs alfalfa
1 tbs kelp
1 tbs earth worm castings
2 tbs molasses
& when the extra nitrogen is needed  1 tbs fish emulsion
For a 30 something gallon container

Mix #6
1 cup high bacterial compost
1 cup high fungal compost
5 TBS black strap molasses
5 TSP kelp extract
5 gallons H20

I like to add compost teas to my soil every two or three weeks. Sometimes I'll go more bacterial, other times higher fungal, but this is a good proportionate mix. You could probably cut back on the compost a bit, to 1/2 a cup of each. 

Mix #7
1 cup alfalfa meal
2 TBS epsom salt
5 Gallon H2o
Stir occasionally, no need to aerate as this is not for microbial population, but rather the benefits of the nutrient values. I usually use this mix in veg when my plants look like they need a kick of N. 

Mix #8
1/3 cup earth worm castings                                                                                                                                                        1/3 cup high N or P guano depending on stage of the plant,                                                                                                        1/3 cup sea bird guano
5 TSP kelp extract
5 TBS black strap molasses
5 TBS Liquid Karma
5 gallons H2o

Mix #9 "OrganicOzarks Tea mix"

Veg:
5- gallons of well water (I love living in the Country)
1- cup high N bat Guano
1/2 cup alfalfa meal
1- cup worm castings
1- cup composted poultry manure
1- cup Humus
2-3 Tables spoons of fish/kelp meal emulsion type shit 2-1-2
2-3 tablespoons of humic acid
3-4 tablespoons of molasses

Brew for 24 hours, and water into the soil once per week.
Foliar feeding for veg:
Use the same mix as above, but also mix in 
2- tablespoons of 5-1-1 fish emulsion per gallon in the sprayer

Flower:
5- gallons of well water 
1- cup high P bat Guano
1- cup worm castings
1- cup composted poultry manure
1- cup Humus
2-3 Tables spoons of fish/kelp meal emulsion type shit 2-1-2
2-3 tablespoons of humic acid
3-4 tablespoons of molasses

Brew for 24 hours, and water into the soil once per week.

Bacterial Tea

4 cups Earthworm Castings or other forms of bacterially dominated compost
2 tbsp. molasses or other complex liquid sugars (honey, agave, natural syrups,or fruit juices)
.5 oz Soluble Kelp - Karmens has an excellent Sea Kelp product
*1-2 oz. (2-4 tbsp.) liquid plant extract (made from comfrey, nettle, or dandelion)
*.5 oz Fish Hydrolysate
4-5 gal Chlorine-free Water

Brew for 24 - 48 hours and apply to root or leaf zone; tea must be kept aerated until it is applied.

Balanced Tea (Bacteria to Fungi)

2 cups Earthworm Castings or other forms of bacterially dominated compost
2 cups Humus or other form of fungi dominated compost
.5 oz Soluble Kelp
.5 oz Fish Hydrolysate
1 oz Humic Acids
*1-2 oz. (2-4 tbl.) liquid plant extract (made from comfrey, nettle, or dandelion)
4-5 gal Chlorine-free Water

Brew for 12 - 48 hours and apply within 72; tea must be kept aerated until it is applied. 

Fungi Tea
4 cups Humus or mature fungi dominated compost
1 oz Humic Acids
.5 oz Fish Hydrolysate
.5 oz Soluble Kelp
*1 tbsp. Rock Phosphate Powder
*2-3 tbsp. flour (oat or wheat)
4-5 gal Chlorine-free Water

Brew for 24-48 hours and apply within 72; tea must be aerated up until it is applied. To increase the fungal biomass, treat compost with .5 oz kelp, .25 oz Fish Hydrolysate 24-48 hours before brewing.


Guano Tea
4 - 8 tbl. Bat or Seabird Guano of choice
*2 tbsp. complex liquid sugars (molasses, honey, agave, natural syrups,or fruit juices)
*.5 oz Soluble Kelp
4-5 gal Chlorine-free Water

Brew for 12 - 48 hours; tea must be kept aerated until it is applied. Apply to root zone.

Alfalfa Tea

1 cup ground Alfalfa meal

1 - 4 cups Earthworm Castings or mature compost
2 tbsp. molasses or other complex liquid sugars
.5 oz Soluble Kelp
4-5 gal Chlorine-free Water

Brew for 12 - 24 hours; tea must be kept aerated until it is applied. Apply to root zone. Alfalfa tea is good source of vitamins A and B; Folic acids, Amino acids, crude proteins, high Nitrogen(N), phosphorus(P), potassium(K), calcium(Ca), magnesium(Mg), sulphur(S), Manganese(Mn), iron(Fe), copper(Cu), boron(B), and zinc(Zn).

Liquid Plant Extract

5 Gallon Bucket
Young Comfrey, Nettle, and/or Dandelion leaves
4-5galChlorine-free Water

Instructions: Fill a 5 gallon bucket (loosely) with chopped/ crushed young Comfrey, Nettle, or Dandelion leaves. Faster fermentation will occur if the stems and leaves are bruised. Fill the rest of the bucket with chlorine free water, cover, place in a shaded area, and brew for 2 weeks in warm weather (70 - 90% water temp) or 4-5 weeks in cool weather (50 - 70%). This mix can sit without active aeration and ferment with time. Warning! If making plant extracted teas without active aeration, teas will smell like an open sewer throughout fermentation and when finished. The end product will be a dark concentrated liquid fertilizer. After the fermentation period strain liquid and squeeze the remnants to extract as much juice as possible. Feed the solid wastes to your compost pile. Filter and store tea in a cool dark place or in refrigeration. All of the above listed plant extracts are an excellent stand-alone fertilizer for many annuals and perennials.

Comfrey tea is a good source of vitamin A and C; calcium(Ca), phosphorus(P), potassium(K), along with many trace minerals.
Nettle tea is good source of vitamins A, C, and K; calcium(Ca), magnesium(Mg), phosphorus(P), potassium(K), boron(B), bromine(Br), copper(Cu), iron(Fe), selenium(Se), silicon(Si), and zinc(Zn).
Dandelion tea is a good source of vitamins A and C, calcium(Ca), and potassium(K).Application: Filtered liquid extracts should be diluted to a tea color, at a rate of 1 tsp. tea extract to 1 gallon chlorine-free water. Plant extracts can be diluted at ratios up to 15:1 depending on maturity and phase of plant growth (1 part filtered extract to 15 parts water). 


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