We have been working on creating a more eco friendly garden. We have been using fertilizers on our tomato plants, but wanted to try and find something that was more organic and had less of an impact on the environment.
The answer for us was worm tea! What is worm tea? Worm tea may not sound too appetizing, but your plants will really love it. You can buy this amazing fertilizer from a number of online sites but if you have a worm bin, you can make your own. Worm tea lets you fertilize without adding bulk to your soil and water your garden with something really “nutritious” for your plants. Your garden will practically jump up and shout “Hallelujah!” when fertilized with worm castings tea, and you will be amazed at the growth and flowering that results.
Since we have our own worm bucket in our room where we collect extra organic material during lunch hour, we decided to try and create our own worm tea. All you need is
- 2 cups of well composted worm castings (no large scraps, preferably sifted)
- 2 tablespoons of corn syrup or unsulphured molasses
- Water which has been left to stand overnight or rainwater.
Instructions can be found here: How to make worm tea!