Worm tea should be used immediately after removal
from your aerobic tea brewer. The colonies of
aerobic microbes will quickly consume the oxygen in
the tea brew, and micro-organisms will begin to die or
go to sleep. However, after adding air and
nutrients, these dormant micro-organisms can come back
The longer the tea remains unaerated, the greater
loss of microorganisms and of diversity. The
loss in numbers and diversity could be as much as 30%
- 50%, but it is still useful until it goes anaerobic.
You’ll know it has gone anaerobic if the tea
has a strong odor.
throw the extra tea out unless it smells!
Our newly improved Worm tea is now a best selling
product. This liquid extraction derived from vermicompost,
or worm castings, has been mixed with nothing more
than water, then aerated and boosted with a nutrient
solution. The tea is filled with billions of beneficial
micro-organisms which are the workhorses of a healthy,
There is much research that shows the benefit of
worm or compost tea when sprayed on fruits, vegetables,
lawns or directly on the garden soil. The results
show increased production and nutrient content of vegetables
and fruits, as well as disease protection and eradication.
Not only are you in increasing the quality and health
of your soil, but also that of your plants.
Micro-organisms are essential in nutrient uptake
for plant roots and serve as protectors from plant
disease. So, if you want to give your soil, plants,
lawn, compost pile and even your worm beds a boost,
spray worm tea as much as every 2 weeks. It works
especially well together with applications of worm
castings for building the productivity of your soil.
The Benefits of Using Worm Tea
Worm Tea will out-perform chemical fertilizer.
Increasing both plant size and yield. This is due
to interaction of Worm Tea microbes with the soil
microbes and protozoa, soil particles and the roots
of the plant itself.
Worm Tea used as an inoculant for potting
soil will suppress airborne pathogenic fungi that
can readily infect sterile potting medium. The organisms
in Worm Tea also produce hormones, vitamins, nutrients,
enzymes, amino acids and minerals needed by seedling
cuttings and young plants. Inoculation should be done
two weeks prior to planting.
Plants grown in soil treated with Worm Tea
are healthier due to the symbiotic relationship between
the plant and the microbes in the root zone. Plants
feed the microbes and the microbes produce or make
available all of the food and medicine the plant needs