Sunday, June 21, 2015

Making Worm Compost Tea - Back to the Homestead

Throw out all your chemical fertilizers and start making your own compost tea. Not to mention you'll find an avenue to dispose of your food scraps. Think about it: You've just finished your meal and have scraps left from when you were cooking your meal, your 8-year-old didn't finish all his and you're left with the task of either throwing the food in the garbage or composting it.
An idea is to feed the scraps to worms! Worms? Why worms?

Making Worm Compost Tea

Supplies needed:

30+ gallon container with a lid
Two Port Aquarium Air Pump
Two Aquarium Air stones
5 Gallon Paint Strainer
1 Bottle of Maxicrop Liquid Seaweed 1 Quart (or equivalent)
1 Bottle of Alaska Fish Fertilizer 5-1-1 Concentrate 1 Quart (or equivalent)
Roughly 30-35oz of unsulphured molasses (the kind you can eat or the horticulture molasses (avoid the feed molasses))
2-3 Gallons of Worm Castings (either home-grown or purchased (use compost or garden soil if worm castings are not available))

Here are some links to the equipment we used in the video: