Manure Tea is one of nature's organic garden fertilizers. Make your own with our organic fertilizer recipe.
Steeping manure in water for several days results in a natural fertilizer with all of the nutrition and none of the potential weed problems. Watering your plantings with this solution provides a blast of nutrients for super healthy and productive plants.
Especially if you have access to well rotted manure straight from the farm, manure tea is a fantastic way to use it. Although you can use farm manure in it's natural form, turning it into a tea mixture has some advantages.
When I have access to well rotted manure from my farmer friends I prefer to apply it as a tea rather than incorporating it into my growing medium. It's easy to make the tea and it allows me to get the nutrients from the manure while eliminating the weed seeds.
~ Recipe ~
Start with manure from non meat eating animals; cow, sheep, chicken, camel, etc.
Place 2 Cups of manure on a 12 inch square or circle of loosely woven natural fabric.
Pull ends up and together and secure with string, elastic or twist ties.
Steep (soak) in 2 gallons of water for a few days - til the tea has a honey color. Dilute if required.
~ Water Plants ~