Recipes for Vegetative Growth

Nitrogen rich compost tea recipes that support vegetative growth.

Fungal Compost Tea Recipe

Apply this fungal compost tea to trees and woody shrubs (not recommended for seedlings) to boost vegetative growth. All ingredient measurements are per gallon of water unless otherwise stated.

Ingredients
1/4 lb. mushroom compost
1-2 tbsp worm castings
1-2 tbsp molasses
1-2 tbsp fish powder
1/4 lb. alfalfa meal
1-2 tbsp soybean meal

-Courtesy O.G. Tea Bags

Bacterial/Fungal Compost Tea Recipe

Apply this bacterial compost tea to your plants throughout the growing season to stimulate vegetative growth. Not recommended for seedlings or immature plants. All measurements indicate the amount needed per gallon of water unless otherwise stated.

Ingredients
1-2 tbsp high N Bat Guano
1-2 tbsp high N Sea Bird Guano
4 tbsp Crab Meal
4 tbsp Fish Meal
1 tbsp Oyster Shell
1-2 tbsp Molasses

Note: For a fungal tea, simply add 1 tbsp of mycorrhizae per 5 gallons of water.

-Courtesy O.G. Tea Bags

Simple Compost Tea Recipe

This bacterial compost tea is ideal for giving your plants the boost they need to stimulate vegetative growth. It can be used early in the growing season (spring and early summer). All measurements indicate the amount needed per gallon of water unless otherwise stated.

Ingredients
1-2 tbsp High Nitrogen Bat Guano
1-2 tbsp High Nitrogen Sea Bird Guano
1-2 tbsp Worm Castings
1-2 tbsp Molasses

Note: For a simpler recipe, you can substitute high nitrogen compost if you don’t have access to guano or worm castings.

-Courtesy O.G. Tea Bags