Sunday, April 4, 2010

Dr. Earth Tea

Fertilizer's easy!

Fill a bucket with water. Use 1 cup of Dr. Earth Starter Fertilizer for every gallon of water. (A good method is to use 5 cups in a 5 gallon bucket)

Stir and let the mixture sit for 24 hours.

After 24 hours, stir well. Strain the solids and mulch soilds around the root zone.

Use the liquid tea for foliar feed or deep root feeding.

Use 1-2 cups per plant (2-4 cups for larger plants)

This can be done at planting and repeated monthly if desired.


Compost Tea

You will need a - 5gallon bucket.
Fill the bucket 3/4 full with water and let it sit for 24 hours (to allow chlorine gas to evaporate).

After 24 hours, add approximately 1 gallon of Dr. Earth Pro-biotic soil and 1 ounce of unsulfured molasses (extra food for the microbes!) to the water.

Stir the soil and water well until the soil is completely wet and the water is a rich, dark brown color. Use your tea within 24 hours of ''brewing.''

How to apply-

Soil Drench Application-
Apply directly to the soil around your plants at a rate of 1 cup ''tea'' to your plants monthly.

Foliar Application- Sprayer or Watering can -
Filter resulting tea through folded cheesecloth.

If using a watering can, pour liquid full strength over foliage of plants as you water tea mixture in to the planting area.

Apply the strained tea with a standard pump sprayer both to the top and bottom on leaves.

Do not throw the solid material away; add it to the soil as mulch around any plant in the garden.

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