Probiotic Tea Recipes with essential micronutrients, natural growth hormones and vitamins.

Probiotic Tea Recipes

“Living soil is biologically active soil that can be reused perpetually, and is fed with raw plant, animal, and/or mineral nutrients.”

Kelp Meal Tea

Kelp Tea adds essential micronutrients, natural growth hormones and vitamins that help increase yields and develop better soil structure. It makes your plants healthier and helps improve resistance to pests and diseases

Recipe

  1. Add 1/2 cup of kelp meal to 3.5L - 18L of water.
  2. Let steep for 1-3 days and agitate daily.

Important Info

  • 3.5L of water will give you a strong tea.
  • 18L of water will give you a very weak tea.

Ways to Use Kelp Tea

  • Soak Garlic Cloves in kelp tea for 1 to 2 hours before planting.
  • Use Kelp Tea as a foliar spray to help protect plants from cold and hot temperatures.
  • Soak seeds in Kelp Tea before planting to boost germination.
  • Apply to soil after transplanting to reduce shock.
  • Water plant with Kelp Tea once a month. Stimulates soil microbial activity.

Insect Frass Tea - 100% Natural – 100% Organic!

Insect Frass is an excellent organic fertiliser made from Herbivore Insects for amending soils and nourishing potted plants. It can be used for all stages of plant growth and is low in sodium and chloride; this water-soluble nutrient source can be used in a variety of ways, including as a hydroponic additive, a compost tea extract or as a foliar spray.

As Foliar Spray Recipe

  1. Add 1-2 tsp per 3.5L dechlorinated water.
  2. For best results use weekly, not in direct sunlight and under 80 F. 27 C.
  3. Apply to top and bottom of leaves.
  4. Use within 2 hours of mixing.

Important Info

  • Discard excess as root drench or refrigerate for up to 1 week
  • Do not store at room temperature

As Hydroponic additive:

  • 1-2 tbsp Insect frass per 3.5L nutrient solution
  • Keep well aerated.

Compost Frass Tea Extract - For Soil Drench

  • 2 tsp Insect frass per 3.5L dechlorinated water as a fungal food source (may be used as a substitute for Fish Hydrolysate)

Optional Ingredients:

  • 15 grams Soluble Kelp
  • 28 grams Humic Acids

Important Info

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

Alfalfa (fertilizer) Tea recipe (optional ingredients)

  1. Add 1 cup ground Alfalfa meal or pellets
  2. Add 4 cups Earthworm Castings or mature compost
  3. Add 1-2 tbsp Molasses or other complex liquid sugars
  4. Add 1-2 tbsp Soluble Kelp
  5. Add 1-2 tbsp. Azomite (minerals and trace elements)
  6. 14-18L Chlorine-free Water
  • For best results brew for 6 - 12 hours with active aeration.
  • Apply directly to the root zone.
  • Diluted 50/50 alfalfa tea can be sprayed directly on leaf surfaces as a foliar fertiliser.

Aerated, Brewed Worm Compost Tea Recipe:

To brew a batch of aerated worm compost tea, you will do roughly the same procedure as the basic worm tea recipe except you will be introducing a sugar source and an aeration device. The sugar and aeration wake up, feed, and increase the population of the beneficial microorganisms living in the worm compost, making this method the absolute best for your plants.

Ingredients and things you need

  • Porous bag (Uncle Jim’s worm bag, old t-shirt, pantyhose, cheesecloth, etc.)
  • dechlorinated water such as rainwater, pond, or distilled water
  • bucket ( 18L will work)
  • Worm Castings

Here is an aerated brewed worm compost tea recipe:

  1. Put roughly 4 to 6 cups of finished worm castings (without a tea bag) into a 18L bucket. I never measure, throw in a few handfuls of vermicompost.
  2. Add 15L of water (rain or well water is best because it is not chlorinated, but city water will work).
  3. Add 28grams of unsulfured molasses to provide a food source for the beneficial microorganisms living in the worm poop. You can use almost any sugar source here. NOTE: Adding a sugar source will increase beneficial microorganisms, but it will also enhance any harmful pathogenic microbes as well. If you suspect your worm compost contains harmful microbes, do not add molasses.
  4. Stick the bubbler (air-stone) end of an aquarium aerator down to the bottom of the bucket and turn it on. Let it brew for about 3 days, stirring occasionally.
  5. You may want to strain the worm compost tea before using.

Important Info

  • For best results, use the brewed worm tea immediately.
  • Tip for even better results: Follow the worm compost tea recipe above, but add 2 cups of alfalfa pellets (rabbit food), for some extra Nitrogen in the worm tea brew.

How to Use Worm Compost Tea (Watering plants with Worm Compost Tea)

Now that you have made a batch of compost tea with worm castings try one of the below methods in your garden or home. If you have a large yard or many houseplants, worm compost tea can be diluted with water to cover more area. Check out these uses for worm compost tea:

  • Water your garden as you usually would.
  • Water your houseplants.
  • Use the worm compost tea to water seedlings or baby plants.
  • Cover a whole plant with worm compost tea including the - leaves. Many people believe that the beneficial microbes in worm tea help protect plants from diseases.
  • A sprayer or spray bottle works well. Be sure to strain the worm compost tea before adding it to the spray bottle.
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