Gardening Tip: Compost Tea Ice Cubes

When watering indoor house plants avoid the mess by placing a few ice cubes on the soil. The ice cubes will melt slowly giving your plant time to absorb all the water. Make the ice cubes nutritious for your plants by freezing compost tea in ice cube trays. Water and feed in one simple, mess free step!

Check out this great video to learn how to make compost tea. For more information on composting read our articles Composting 101 and Composting Tips.


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4 Responses to “Gardening Tip: Compost Tea Ice Cubes”

  1. Terry
    January 31, 2011 at 11:46 am #

    I’m interested in making compost tea for my house plants. It is late January, so my local home and garden store isn’t carrying much in the way of composting materials, but I did find a 4 pound bag of Lilly Miller Ultra Green All Natural and Organic Compost Maker. Would it be possible to use this to create compost tea? I have fish emulsion to add to the mixture. What ratio of this should I use for a five gallon bucket of water?


    • February 1, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

      Terry: Compost Maker or Starter is an accelerator that helps gardeners turn their waste into useable compost quicker. We would recommend instead to use Earth Worm Castings or another organic fertilizer, such as Dr. Earth when making compost tea. A good ratio to use is 5 cups of compost to 5 gallons water.

  2. Terry
    February 3, 2011 at 12:20 pm #

    Thanks for the information!


  3. August 19, 2011 at 8:03 pm #

    How do I make compost tea for my vegie garden? I’ve been trying to improve my garden soil with compost but it still seems to repel the water in certain areas when I water the garden. I am baffled by this and it’s the 2nd yr in a row that this has happened, what do I add to the soil to correct this problem?

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