Simple Organic Liquid Fertilizer

I first wrote about Moo Poo Tea in December, when we started using it as the fertilizer component in our Organic Food Production research project:

I met Annie on #gardenchat a few months ago, and as I've been seeking advice regarding organic inputs for my heirloom tomato research project her product Moo Poo Tea has been mentioned again and again.  Her family has been using this manure tea on their historic Haven Seed Co farm since 1853 and selling it as an all-natural soil conditioner since 1924.  Authentic Haven Brand’s Moo Poo Tea was originally sold to mid-size agricultural farms, but when the area around their own farm started to develop into housing and neighbourhoods, they started packaging in the cute little reusable "teabags" you see below and have been helping gardeners, landscapers as well farmers (and now greenhouse growers) ever since.  Annie very kindly sent me a sample package which arrived today, it actually smelled pretty good -- like rich, earthy fields.  We've started brewing them in a @CompostTeaGSI system provided by the research greenhouse and we'll keep you all posted how it goes! :)

But I had a few sachets left over from the project, so I took them home.  Since many people have been asking me what to use as an organic fertilizer on their houseplants it seems only fitting to suggest Moo Poo Tea since I first discovered the stuff when searching blogs for organic home fertilizer suggestions! Fern's blog LifeOnTheBalcony always has answers for me, she was reccomending it as one option in her post: how to make your own organic liquid fertilizer.  She's right, when you're already watering the plants on a regular basis, simply adding a fertilizer to your watering can is a great way to feed your plants!  Moo Poo Tea makes this really easy, simply place a 5 gallon bucket of water in a sunny location, add one of the sachet and wait 1-3 days until the water turns a golden-brown colour.  Water your plants with this mixture as often as once a week and enjoy the results :)

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