Thursday, October 22, 2009
Compost Tea Made Easy
For a few years my husband and I lived in a small apartment with no actual garden space; however we did have a deck. On that deck we grew tomatoes, all kinds of greens, herbs and flowers. A compost pile, however, was something I missed having.
We spotted theSpinning Composterfrom Real Goods and ordered it. It worked out great on our deck and we were able to make some nice dirt.
When we moved back to the country we were afraid our composter would go unused, but that was not the case.
We no longer use it to make as much compost, but we do use it for making compost tea. The base the composter sits on is hollow and fills with water when it rains; the rain goes through the compost and settles in the bottom, leaving us a liquid that the plants love.
We dilute the liquid with water and use it as a liquid fertilizer.
Each year when we drain the base we fill a gallon jar and use it all winter (diluted) to feed our house plants.