So we are both very stoked to be on Global Television Morning News with Steve Darling and Sophie Lui, today (Wednesday around 8:15am). We will be sharing more good stuff from the new book and chatting about growing your own green tea, making manure tea fertilizer for your garden (*see below), sowing micro-greens and shoots and downing crabapple vodka elixir from iced flower shooter glasses.
Sounds like a pretty fun morning to me!
Thanks Global TV!
How to make manure tea:
If you want an awesome homemade fertilizer for your vegetable garden or flowers, try making manure or compost garden tea. This organic liquid brew will add nitrogen and micronutrients to your seedlings and established plants, from tip to root.
To brew your own compost or manure tea, you’ll need a large scrap of cheesecloth, burlap and similarly loosely woven fabric; some string; composted manure or freshly composted soil; a bucket; water and a watering can.
First, cut a square of fabric at least 12X12 inches square, roughly. Lay the fabric flat and place about one cupful of manure or compost in the centre of the fabric. Grasp all four corners of the fabric together and make a neat “tea bag” by wrapping and tying a piece of string tightly around the bundle.
Place the fabric bag of manure or compost in about one gallon of warm water and let it sit overnight. Squeeze the bag occasionally to release more nutrients into the liquid. After 24 hours, strain the “tea” into a watering can and use this liquid the next time you water.
Aim to fertilize your seedlings, bedding plants and vegetable plants with your tea at least once a week.