Teach me how to make a compost tea please

Can someone teach me how to do this . Maybe even a recipe please . Im going to use it on my seedni just started in my small tent

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You should find this helpful:

https://ilgmforum.com/search?q=how%20to%20make%20compost%20tea

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So many possibilities for teas, almost endless possibilities really.

I suggest Google search “fermented liquid fertilizers” and read or watch some youtube.

And for seedlings or young plant’s, Google “sprouted seed teas”.

I’m actually a hydroponics guy so I don’t have alot of experience with teas, but I’ve seen some really nice things about the sprouted seed teas :+1:

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Look up the thread “organics with the hippie” …complete recipe…

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Hey that’s me :slight_smile: @RightAway you are a rockstar, thank you!
Compost teas can be as complicated or as simple as one wants to make them. You first need to start of with some sort of vessel, pump and a few air stones. These can all be purchased at your local grow show, Walmart or good old Amazon.
This will add the needed oxygen to the potential living microbes you will be created.

When the plants are small I like to use one to two tie gallons buckets. This way I don’t brew to much tea then I’m going to actually use.


Once the plants get bigger I switch to a 55 gallon plastic drum. I put a hose valve in the bottom so I simply open it up and fill by bucks to transport to the garden.




When brewing teas the overall recipe doesn’t change to much between veg and flower. Although it dose slightly and that slight tweak can make a huge difference in the finished product.

I brew my teas for a minimum of 24hrs and never longer than 36hrs. Once you turn the worst one’s off make sure to use it with the hrs. This is the sweet spot!

Note: Always use fresh clean water. If you are on city water fill your vessel with water and add your air stones/pump. Airrate the water for 24hrs to remove any traces of chemicals.

Recipe for 55 gallon.

Vegetative phase of life:
*Worm castings. 4 cups.
*Natural humus from your local forest. 4 cups.
*Bio-live. (Down to Earth) 1/2–> 1 cup
*Humic acid (Down to Earth) 1/4 cup
*Liquid Kelp (Ryzo Fuel) 1/8 cup
*Molasses. 2 cups
*Cal/mag 1/2 cup (every other tea)
*Fish/crab/Shrimp 4 cups.

Flower phase of life.
Worm castings. 4 cups.
*Natural humus from your local forest. 4 cups.
*Bio-live. (Down to Earth) 1/2–> 1 cup
*Humic acid (Down to Earth) 1/4 cup
*Liquid Kelp (Ryzo Fuel) 1/8 cup
*Molasses 4 cups.
*Cal/mag 1/2 cup (every other tea)
*Sea bird guano 2 —> 4 cups (4cups late flower)

Here are a few photos of this year’s garden. I only feed the freshly brewed teas about every two weeks. That’s it!


Here are a few photos of last years. Same recipe as above.



I hope this helped give you alittle more on-site on the beauty of brewing teas. Remember, a lot of the time less is best.

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