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How To Make Fertilizer Tea

Fertilizer tea is an easy and highly effective way to ensure your plants are getting the nutrients they need every time you water them, helping them grow healthy and strong. Check out both our Kellogg Garden Organics or G&B Organics fertilizers if you do not already have some on hand and let’s make some beneficial tea.

Kellogg Garden Organics

All Purpose Fertilizer

How to Make Fertilizer Tea:

  1. Fill a 5 Gal. bucket with water and let sit for 24-hours, allowing for the chlorine to gas-off.
  2. Add 1 cup of granulated fertilizer for every 1 gallon of water in the bucket.
  3. Stir gently and let the solution sit uncovered for another 24 hours.
  4. Using a cheese-cloth or material that will act as a strainer, pour the liquid contents into another bucket.
  5. Use this liquid solution (the tea), to water your plants as normal or use as a foliar feed on the plant. Pour approximately 2 to 4 cups for shrubs, or 6 to 8 cups for trees. Use full strength to foliar feed and for deep root feeding of all plants.
  6. Take the left-over strained fertilizer solids and “mulch” around the drip-zone of the plant(s) you are fertilizing.

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  1. Where would we purchase the fertilizer to make tea Fertilizer??
    Can we boil tea leaves? I see theirs an organic bag he stated how much to use,

    • Hi Nancy, we recommend using the Kellogg Garden Organics Tomato, Vegetable & Herbs Fertilizer you can find this product near you by clicking here. There’s no need to boil tea leaves to make fertilizer tea, follow these 6 steps:

      1. Fill a 5 Gal. bucket with water and let sit for 24-hours, allowing for the chlorine to gas-off.
      2. Add 1 cup of granulated fertilizer for every 1 gallon of water in the bucket.
      3. Stir gently and let the solution sit uncovered for another 24 hours.
      4. Using a cheese-cloth or material that will act as a strainer, pour the liquid contents into another bucket.
      5. Use this liquid solution (the tea), to water your plants as normal or use as a foliar feed on the plant. Pour approximately 2 to 4 cups for shrubs, or 6 to 8 cups for trees. Use full strength to foliar feed and for deep root feeding of all plants.
      6. Take the left-over strained fertilizer solids and “mulch” around the drip-zone of the plant(s) you are fertilizing.

  2. I forgot to use the granules mix in my dirt. By making the tea, how much is recommended to add around newly planted tomato and cucumber plants?

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