I’ve been making some teas in a 5-gallon bucket with a paint strainer “sock” that has elastic to hold it around the bucket lip. I throw in a 4 cups of worm castings, same amount of alfalfa pellets, a cup or two of kelp meal, and two or three tablespoons of molasses. I use an aquarium bubbler stone to aerate the mixture for a day or two, then strain the sock out, put that “waste” around various plants as mulch, or in the compost pile, then dilute the tea in a 2-gallon watering can and soak the roots around all my plants (of all kinds).
I’ve been kind of winging it, but I wantred to ask, based on my ingredients, how much would you all put in a 2-gallon watering can? And how long will the tea “keep”, with a lid on tightly?
The bucket sits outside in Central VA, where it’s been in the high 90-s (fahrenheit) for a while.
Thanks in advance!