How to Make Worm Tea | Boost Plant Growth – 2 Simple Ways

Are you looking to make warm tea from the vermicompost in this video? I’M going to show you how simple it is to make your own worm compost tea hi? This is Jeremy Starke here from green thumb, Gardner here, to give you some tips, tutorials reviews for all your gardening needs in this video we’re gon na go over a couple of different ways on how to make worm compost tea. This is very minimal equipment that you do need you really just need buckets some water and some compost, but I’m gon na show you a couple other methods, another method or so that will show you how to up your game when it comes to the worm. Compost.

Tea to make sure you have the best one, but before we get started, if you could, please give us a green thumbs up, let us know they won’t make it great videos for you also, if you could hit the subscribe button, it’s right down there somewhere. That way, there you get notified of any new videos that we do have. We also have a website called garnet thumb, comm and I’ll post a link down in the show notes below that of good article for this particular video. Now that we get down to the way it let’s get right into it, let’s get started with making your worm compost heat, there’s a couple of different ways that you can do this. You can get very simple and you know I’ll go over that way.

As far as being pretty simple as far as doing this, making this really without much equipment or anything, then you could really the other way is you can really up your game with this? It really gives it what you’re getting out of the worm compost tea the best possible one that you can make so just a little just a little explanation. As far as worm compost tea, it is very useful for tea be a garden for any of plants. Grass. Your shrubs vegetables, because what it is it’s made up of all these healthy microbes, the haircut that are that a really healthy for your plant soil, it’s also healthy for the plant as well.

It helps it with preventing a lot of different diseases. Gives you a plant really of extra boost of nutrients and healthy microbes that that do make the plant health the more healthy microbe that you get into the better off they’re gon na be so I wan na, if you’re, if you’re into Burma composting, I want to Just just kind of separate two different things so that you that you’re aware of what the difference is. So if you have a worm, compost bin, you know that there’s some liquid that that you can collect that comes out of it. That comes out of the bin itself, if usually in the bottom there’s a reservoir of some sort, you may have it, you may not have it, but most of them have a reservoir that is not actual worm, compost tea. That is what they call leach a worm leachate, and that stuff is I I still use them a garden, but I use it in the wintertime and I’ll just kind of dump it in my my soil, because it has time to break down and everything in there.

But I don’t use it directly on my plants because it doesn’t have all the healthy microbes that you do need for that. It’S not a it’s, not the complete microbes that you find in the compost. Tea and it’s you know some say it’s. Actually, it can be detrimental for your plants as well, because there’s also other microbes in there that are not good for it and those happen to end up on there. So that’s not that’s, not warm compost tea, so to speak.

So, even if you dilute that, I wouldn’t use it directly in your vegetable garden, you can put it in on the plants I use in my other shrubs I’ll dilute it with some water and I’ll put it in there. And then you seem to be fine, but I’m not putting this stuff for my vegetable garden. What I am putting is this compost team, so there’s a couple different ways, so you can do this. If you don’t have any equipment or anything, you don’t have any. The basic equipment that I’m going to go over the very simple way and I’m just gon na give it to you right here.

Is you just take your work, your worm, compost, you dump it into your water, that’s it that’s! Really it you! Let it sit and then you’re gon na have to drain it out. Then you can dilute it down to whatever strength you want after about 24 hours. Now, that’s that’s still a great way.

You can do that and you’re gon na get some much beneficial tea out of that and it’s great and I’m not saying don’t try that if you don’t have any equipment. But if you want to up your game – and you know it’s all about growing the best vegetables and give it everything the best chance – we have you get just a few little things that you need to that. You can add to to your little compost tea game right and I’m gon na show you what these are here. So this is just a bag. It’S like a mesh bag.

You can find these there, I’m also a home brewer. So I grew a little bit of beer sometimes so these are pretty well known in the beer brewing thing: it’s just like a mesh bag that you can close up in there. So you can use get one of these right here. I think they’re like $ 5 and then the other thing you get is just a pretty simple aquarium pump. You don’t have to get anything too crazy or anything big.

All this is doing is when you put this in here and I’ll show you afterwards, you put it in here and it’s just gon na create more oxygen for your for the tea. So so that’s the other thing yeah. I think these run about 10. 15 bucks. You don’t have to be anything crazy, big and then the other thing this is, I don’t really see this too much talked about, but this is molasses, so, if you’re into homebrew on maybe you’re – not I don’t know, but yeast is really big important yeast in any Kind of organic manner or microbes they will feed off of the sugar.

So what adding molasses will do oxygenating it getting all that oxygen in there getting the microbes in the air with a little bit of just a little bit of molasses. This thing will give your microbes will explode. I’M telling you right now. This is this is the stuff that will up your game when it comes to compost. You will have this stuff is like magic.

I mean compost vermicompost itself. I love the stuff. If you haven’t seen any of my videos, take a look above I’ll post, a video up there, so you can make your own, but really this stuff is like I mean it’s just it does wonders for your plants. It. I spray this on everything, even my grass.

So, although all the benefits that I’m telling you about, I mean really I’ll post a opposed to you know some show notes and there as well. If you want to get some more information, but let me get to, let me show you what to do so. Basically, the the matter is you take some of your compote, your vermicompost and I’d say it probably about you know. Two cups is probably enough, but I did a little bit more in here, but you can. You can get away with about two cups of compost and you want to go through it, so you just want to make sure there’s no worms in there.

I mean you know this one’s pretty much about my bottom section of my bin. So it’s not too many. I didn’t have to pick up too many worms and then there’s even some scraps in here, and this is why I like to do this in the bag, because you know some of the stuff might not be decomposed like. I have some eggshells in there and stuff that just haven’t broke down, there’s a few little small little twigs or something in here. So there’s a lot of like little things in there.

So that’s why I like using the bag, because you’ll find out when you when you go and you try to strain this later. It’S just it just makes it a lot easier and you don’t have to worry about straining. I mean it’s. It’S literally already done in here for you, so when you put it in your spray bottles, you know like I use this right here or even just your hand. Mister you nothing’s gon na get clogged in this, so it’s really important straining.

So all you do is really just is I just take my compost, so I’m gon na put this all business stuff. This stuff is like gold for the garden too, but I’m gon na put about two big handfuls of it in my bag. So you guys can see so I’m just gon na put two I’m gon na leave it like a couple of this left. I think this is just this deserves to go. Mather bag – alright put it in here and obviously this thing is huge, but this is from might be a board stuff.

So and then what I do one thing you have to be aware of with this: is you one of the most important parts of it? Honestly? Is you need to use filtered water and the reason is because these microbes, the water that you get for your tap, is most likely has chlorine in it. So I use a use, a water filter. I have a big thing because by brewing the homebrewing that I use to filter out the water, but if you don’t have one of those simply all you need to do is just fill up your bucket so get up a five-gallon bucket, just fill it up with Water fill it up, maybe to just a little bit below the top right.

Maybe up to this line right here cuz, you don’t want it be you’re gon na be sticking to stuff in here, so you want some room for it to go, and then you put your pump in here too. So you want to fill up exactly the topic. No enough like up here, so it’s not too filled up, and then you just let it sit for maybe 24 to 48 hours, and what we will do is the off gas. Everything will come out of the the chlorine will dissipate out of it. So a be they’ll, be perfectly fine for it.

If you don’t do that, then the microbes will could potentially be killed so and that’s really what we’re going after here’s all the makeup. So you want to make sure you do that if you don’t feel blood just you just do that and you’ll be fine with it and then, like I said you put your your compost in here and your water. I got a little hook on hands just so. I can grab it right, so I leave it in here filled up with water and then the other thing I add is for every five gallons. I usually add about a half a teaspoon.

To it I mean. Excuse me a half of a tablespoon to a tablespoon of molasses and simply just add it in just enough. This is gon na be enough for the the microbes to do what they need to do all right. So you got enough in here now this just so. You know the other thing I like to use as I like to use the organic molasses, the unsullied it’s just you know another thing I mean I’m gon na be adding trying everything somewhat somewhat good and then so you have your water in here.

You mix it up. If you really want you, don’t really have to do much else and then all you doing is you stick it in you pump right in here, throw it on at a nice area, maybe in your garage somewhere, it’s not in the Sun or anything or eat bugs Or you can even cover the top of it up if you really want, but you don’t really have to do that, you put a net over or something but never have any problem, just just just plug it in somewhere. Let this sit for about 24 to 48 hours. I mean 24 hours is probably enough with this. This will and then once you get everything in here and then after 24 hours, what you want to do is you take out your gon na take out your bag.

If I get this unhooked here, okay, now this this compost – that’s left over in here you can, you can just throw it in the garden. I mean it’s, not all the bacterial microbes, everything that came out of it are in here now. So it’s been steeping in here, so it’s really not much else to do with this piece of it. But this stuff right here, you’re gon na, take out your pump and everything this stuff is ready to go. What I like to do to use this to use the worm compost tea is, you know I take basically take it and I put it in a spray bottle.

What I’ll do is dilute it a little bit. I usually do it about half. I choose a one to one ratio side, but half water and half of this, and I spray this right on the plants. It’S it’s great. I mean I’m telling right now.

If you really want a big thing, you get one of those pump. Sprayers put it in here and you could use that to spray it and that’s why it’s really important to filter it out. You can do another secondary filter if you really wanted to, if you’re really into that stuff, but you don’t have to just you know, use it now. If you are doing the first method, where you just dump in the compost in – and you don’t have one of these, then you definitely want to filter it out somehow, because what will happen these sprays, they get clogged up very easily. So that’s the reason why I do this this step right here.

It’S really important that, but if you’re just putting it in a bucket, you can just put it in your watering can, and I would say one to one ratio for that as well, and just just sprinkle it right over your flowers that the soil loves it. It’S great on the plants itself, the plants will absorb it and take it in so those are. Those are the ways that you can. You know practically user stuff. I would try to use this.

You know within you know, probably I’d say less than a week, because if you let it sit out, it’s gon na stew, up and just microbes in here so they’re gon na grow and grow and grow. So I would get it up there as soon as you can into the soil, and that’s basically it I mean you know, as I said, there’s not much equipment. They need I’ll put some links in the show notes of this stuff that I use, but it’s really pretty simple. If you don’t have anything, if you don’t want to do it, just have your your worm, compost, you can just do it just like that. Hopefully, this has helped you out.

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