Fertilizer tea is an easy and highly effective way to ensure your plants are getting the nutrients they need every time you water them, helping them grow healthy and strong. Check out both our Kellogg Garden Organics or G&B Organics fertilizers if you do not already have some on hand and let’s make some beneficial tea.
How to Make Fertilizer Tea:
- Fill a 5 Gal. bucket with water and let sit for 24-hours, allowing for the chlorine to gas-off.
- Add 1 cup of granulated fertilizer for every 1 gallon of water in the bucket.
- Stir gently and let the solution sit uncovered for another 24 hours.
- Using a cheese-cloth or material that will act as a strainer, pour the liquid contents into another bucket.
- Use this liquid solution (the tea), to water your plants as normal or use as a foliar feed on the plant. Pour approximately 2 to 4 cups for shrubs, or 6 to 8 cups for trees. Use full strength to foliar feed and for deep root feeding of all plants.
- Take the left-over strained fertilizer solids and “mulch” around the drip-zone of the plant(s) you are fertilizing.