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Worm casting tea can be used in conjunction with castings, but not as a sole source of nutrients, unless soil is already mineral and microbial rich. Tea reduces transplant shock, helps in setting blooms, recovery from lack of water or wind damage, controls fungal diseases, root rot, and infectious insects. Teas can be applied to soil around base, to stems and foliage. Organisms have to be active and growing to make the glues that will stick to surfaces.
Directions for Simple Worm Casting Tea:
Make small batches for little gardens, larger batches for more plants – In a 2-5 gallon bucket, fill 3/4 with water (let tap or chlorinated water sit 24 hours before use), you’ll be using 1 cup castings per 1 gallon of water . After water has sat, add 1 tsp organic blackstrap molasses per gallon (plus 1 tsp nutritional yeast if more more fungal growth is desired). Prepare castings by placing them in a non-bleached cheese cloth or nut milk bag – tied tightly at the top and add it to bucket. Shake or stir vigorously for 1-2 minutes. Let it steep for 12-24 hours, stirring vigorously every few hours (there should be a foamy film on top). Remove castings bag and use within 24 hours to water or spray plants.
To use as a liquid fertilizer
Just shake the steeped liquid well, don’t strain or filter, and water the plants, including the worm casting particles.
To make a foliar spray
Filter the steeped mix to remove any particles. Save the sediment on the bottom of the container and whatever is captured in the filter.
Use the filtered liquid in a sprayer to apply to the leaves, especially the undersides.
Refill the bottle (with the sediment in bottom) with water, shake well, and use for watering plants.