Jessica's Compost Tea


Makes 5 gallons

Super easy

Jessica's Compost Tea


For 1 Batch(es)


  • 2 cups premium compost or worm castings (feel free to mix these)
  • 1/4 cup(s) liquid humate (humic acid)
  • 2 ounces fish hydrolysate, or fish emulsion
  • 2 ounces liquid seaweed, or kelp
  • 1 tablespoon(s) unsulfured horticultural molasses

Jessica's Compost Tea Directions

  1. Brew for 12 to 24 hours in 5 gallons of actively aerated water. 

Recipe notes

Once the tea is brewed, use it as a soil-drench around the root zones of your plants or spray it directly onto the leaf surface—covering the top and bottom of the leaves. Spraying in early morning or late evening when temperatures are mild is best. I prefer to apply the tea undiluted as this has the most concentration of microbes. Apply the tea as often as you like—there is no prescribed timeline and it’s not possible to overapply it. I use compost tea a minimum of three to four times per growing season.

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