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Compost Tea

Here is a recipe for a great liquid fertilizer made from homemade compost.
By: Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book

Compost Tea


  • Compost
  • Cheesecloth or burlap bag
  • String
  • Pail
  • Water


  1. Have your child place about one cup of compost on a piece of cheesecloth or burlap.
  2. Tie the cheesecloth or burlap shut with string.
  3. Fill a pail with water and hang the compost bag inside the pail.
  4. Cover the pail and let it sit for a week or so.
  5. Water your plants with compost tea every few weeks to help them thrive.

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