How to Make Worm Casting Tea / Worm Compost Tea

Written by Matthew on July 13th, 2012

One of the great benefits of having worm compost is being able to make worm compost tea. Worm compost tea is a wonderful product for your plants. Studies have clearly shown how beneficial it is for plants health (Edwards, Vermiculture Technology). Not only does it increase their vigor, but it also helps the plant’s natural defenses against diseases and insects. It’s also great to know that worm casting tea is very easy to make.

To make worm casting tea you’ll obviously need worm castings. The worm castings are added to water which is then aerated for 24 hours. A common way of aerating the water is with a fish aquarium bubbler pump and stone. Commonly the worm castings are contained in a cloth bag. This is so the particles will be separated from the liquid, and then the worm tea can be spread on the plant leaves much easier. On my webpage you will find worm castings sold already packaged in cloth breathable worm teabags. Or you can buy worm castings in bulk and use your own tea bags.

For a container I use a 5 gallon bucket. I fill the 5 gallon bucket 3/4 full with water, then I add a worm casting teabag. I then drop the aquarium bubbler stone into the bottom of the 5 gallon bucket and let it bubble for 24 hours. After the worm casting tea has aerated for 24 hours, it is ready for use. Use the worm tea to water your plants, but also be sure to get as much of it on the foliage of the plants as possible. It does not take long at all to see your plant’s health improve. Within 2 to 3 weeks any aphids should be gone. After 3 weeks most fungus spots on the plants will begin to disappear. On fruits and vegetable much higher yields will be obtained. I was skeptical myself and then I started using worm tea on my plants and the difference is astounding.

 

 

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