Manure tea is one of the most valuable natural organic nitrogen fertilizer liquid mixtures you can make for your growing garden. It will feed the soil allowing the fruits and vegetables the nutrients they need to grow into larger healthier plants. You will see a huge difference at harvest time.
Ingredients for Manure Tea:
5 gallon bucket
1 pound pure manure (chicken, horse, cow or sheep) Composted manure is even better
3 1/2 gallons of water
Put the manure in the bucket or wheelbarrow, then fill with water and mix for at least five minutes. Allow mixture to stand covered for two to three days, stirring once each day for five minutes. This will allow the nutrients to release into the water and all the solids to disintegrate. The compost tea may still be too strong at this point so you should thin it down with fresh water until the color is of weak iced tea.
Applying manure tea to a large area is best accomplished using a hose end sprayer allowing you to cover a lot of garden area very quickly.
Pour unused manure tea into compost pile to help accelerate the composting process.
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