Most gardeners know the benefits of adding good wholesome compost to improve their soil and, if properly composted it can also be applied in liquid form as manure tea. This wonder brew is a nutrient-rich liquid feed for your garden that is odour free and easy to apply.
Horse manure is rich in nutrients, especially nitrogen and can be used as a soil conditioner in vegetable and flower gardens, as well as on shrubs, lawns and compost piles. Watering your plants with manure tea helps plant roots absorb nutrients by conditioning the soil.
Manure tea supplies much needed nutrients, minerals and microorganisms to grow strong and healthy plants. It can be applied as a foliar feed or directly to the soil around your plants.
Manure tea and compost tea are not new ideas: farmers, especially organic ones, have been using it the world over for generations.
What is manure tea?
Put simply, manure tea is made from composted manure steeped in water. The key to producing good quality manure (poo) tea is good natural odour free compost. Making your own horse manure tea from the raw ingredients requires: access to healthy horses grazed naturally on pasture, water and oxygen, plenty of time and a strong back. At the beginning it is a smelly process but, if managed correctly, the end result is a wonderful rich, earthy (forest floor) smelling mix that’s full of nutrients. All the heat has gone, along with any pathogens and seeds.
The easy way of course is to use our WhinnyPoo horse manure teabags. We have done all the hard work so all you have to do is:
- Pop a teabag into 1 to 5 gallons (23Litres) of water
- Cover and leave to brew for 2 days
- Give a stir now and again if you wish
- Pour into a watering can and off you go
- Each teabag can be reused up to 3 times
- Any unused tea can be in a container with a lid
It’s as simple as that.