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 How to Make and Use Manure Tea

Experienced gardeners know and appreciate the immense value of manure in their gardens. Ditto with compost, a rich, organic fertilizer. Most gardeners also appreciate the value of Compost tea to both indoor and outdoor plants. Not as many of us know about, or use rich, organic manure tea.

Like Compost tea, manure tea is easy to make. It's just a little messier, and has an odor to it.

Note: Manure has an odor to it, that will fade over time. This odor keeps some people from using this liquid fertilizer indoors. 

Manure Tea is great for foliar feeding your plants. Sprinkle or spray diluted manure tea on the plant leaves. The fertilizer is absorbed into the leaves. More on foliar feeding plants.


How to Make Organic Manure Tea:

Any large container will do, from a 5 gallon bucket to a 55 gallon drum. Fill the container loosely with manure. Fill the container with water. Stir the mixture every day, a couple times a day, if you can. Aeration is important to the process. After a week, it is ready for use.

Drain off the liquid tea. Use a strainer to remove solid particles. If you are going to use the tea in a sprayer for foliar feeding, strain the liquid through a cheesecloth, to remove small particles that can clog the sprayer.

Pure manure tea is way too strong for your plants. The nitrogen content can be so high, that it burns the plants. Before applying the tea to your plants, mix 10 parts water with one part manure tea. This 10:1 ratio dilutes the nutrient to levels safe for your plants.

Left over solid material can be spread on your garden, put into a composter, or onto the compost pile.

Important Note: The liquid nutrients in manure tea is used immediately by your plants. Because it is in liquid form, it will wash out of your soil quickly. Frequent applications are recommended.


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