Friday, June 5, 2009

Poop Tea

Some of our plants were beginning to look a little yellow and I knew it was time for fertilizer. Megan gave me a "recipe" for steer manure tea to use for watering plants. It's totally cheap, easy to make and organic. But a word of warning: It STINKS! But it's a good stink!


Step 1: fill 5 gallon bucket with water, but not all the way!

Step 2: Fill old pillowcase with some steer manure
(an older thin pillowcase works best)

Step 3: Tie pillowcase shut


Step 4: place "teabag" in water

Step 5: Let steep in a sunny spot for a couple of days
(I think it looks more like coffee than tea)

Step 6: Use to water plants
Use the steer manure in your tea bag to put on your compost pile. Your compost will love it! Just don't drink it! LOL

2 comments:

Theresa said...

As gross as this is, I keep on thinking I want to try it. :)
T

Anonymous said...

My Father made steer manure tea and gave it to the roses, but I don't know how much steer manure and how much water to use.I filled a 5 gallon pale about one third full of steer manure and the rest water with enough room at the top to stir it all up with a broom handle. Don't want to burn plants.
Cecille