Worm Tea FAQ's
Why do we use worm tea?
Worm compost tea is known mostly for its ability to boost microbiological activity in soil by adding bacteria, fungi, acinomycetes, and protozoa to the soil. It is brewed by either soaking a porous bag full of worm castings in water or simply dumping the castings into a container of clean chemical free water.
Benefits of worm tea
They act as a natural fungicide and insecticide, can be used as an organic fertilizer that will never burn plants and will improve your soil structure and plant health.
How to brew worm tea
Fill a 20 litre bucket with 15 litres of rain or well water (no tap water as it will have chlorine in it). Add 4 to 6 cups of worm castings into an old stocking and put the stocking with the worm castings into the bucket.
Add 2 tablespoons of molasses to the bucket. This will increase the food source and increase the beneficial microorganisims in the worm tea.
Place an airstone at the bottom of the bucket and run a pump into the worm tea so to aerate the worm tea.
Let the worm tea brew for 3 days stirring the worm tea occasionally.
Once the tea is brewed you can strain the tea so to remove the little bugs.
Best to use the worm tea immediately after brewing.
WHERE TO USE WORM TEA
▪ Water your garden as you normally 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.