NLR Worm Tea

Worm Tea Facts

Worm Tea is a High Yield Liquid Plant Food!

Worm Tea contains vitamins, nutrients, enzymes, amino acids and minerals .

Simple Math: 5 gallons of worm tea will cover up to 1 acre of plant life.
1 pound of Worm castings per five gallons of worm tea.

How much Worm castings do I need to make Worm Tea?

Use at a concentration of 1 pound of castings in a fine mesh bag to 5 gallons of water and aerate for 24-48 hours. You will also need to add 1 tablespoon of unsulphured molasses to provide food for the beneficial bacteria to thrive.

Do I have to aerate the worm casting to make tea?

You can make a Non Aerated Worm Tea by Soaking 1 part Earthworm Castings in 3 parts water for 12 -24 hours.  Stir well and water as usual.  Worm Tea can be used on any plant. The left over castings will still be an excellent source of nutrition for your plants so be sure to use them as well.

If I can’t make my own where can I get it?
Nature’s Little Recyclers brew our worm tea. . We have an industrial aeration system that can brew up to 180 gallons of worm tea at one time. When brewing our large batches we aerate our tea for 24 hours. The tea may be applied in full concentration or diluted with non-chlorinated water before application.

How much Worm Tea do I need?

It depends on how much area are you covering.

Seed Treatments: Spray into seed surface in a mist, not even enough to wet the seeds significantly. Roll seed or portion of seed in solution of tea Place a drench of tea below seed as planting a furrow.

For houseplants, you can use it in its concentrated form to drench soil. You can also use it to spray on plants as part of a regular watering.  a 16.9oz bottle will mix into a half gallon of non-chlorinated water to spray on plants, which will cover most homes and offices watering of all their plant.

For larger plants, you dilute five (5) parts water with one (1) part worm tea. You can use as a soil drench, or as a sprayer additive. Depending on the plant a once a month feeding is good.

For Foliage, garden applications, and root soaks use at a rate of (1) gallon worm tea to (3) three gallons water.

How do you use Worm Tea?

Use a watering pail, pump sprayer, or dial sprayer to apply the worm tea to planters, trees, gardens or  turf.  Apply once, weekly, or monthly based on the needs of your plants or garden.  If spraying your lawn, it is recommended to apply 25 gallons of diluted worm tea per acre four times a year.  It is advised to apply the tea within 72 hours of brewing.

Can worm tea be used on a large scale?

Yes, it can be used for any purpose that involves the growing of green plants. It can be used safely for athletic fields, lawns, concert lawns, gold courses, gardens, farms, and yes, even acres of crops. Worm Tea offers a natural solution that is easily accessible to everyone.

Chart for Large Areas:
Increase 4x for soil drenching

Amount of Worm Tea

Coverage Area

1.5 ounces

100 sq, feet (10 by 10 feet)

1 cup (8 ounces)

544 sq, feet (23.3 by 23.3 feet)

1 Pint (16 ounces)

1/40th Acre  (1089 sq ft, 33 feet x 33 feet)

1 quart (32 ounces)

1/20th Acre  (2178 sq ft, 46.67 feet x 46.67 feet) 

1 gallon (128 ounces)

1/5th Acre  (8,712 sq ft, 93.34 feet x 93.34 feet)

5 gallons (640 ounces)

1 Acre (43,560 sq ft, 208.71 feet x 208.71 feet)

50 gallons

10 Acres (435,600 sq. feet)


I use tap water to water my lawn, is this bad?

Tap water is safe, potable water free of bacteria and other toxins. It does not bring in heavy metals or any form of truly harmful to humans. Using it to water your lawn and garden is safe for humans and animals.
    If your water has chlorine and other anti-bacteria additions, this creates an environment which can severely cut deep into your lawn and gardens ecosystems. These waters run in and on contact kill bacteria and other biologicals, and since it is created to end all threats, its range is impressive. Once in soil, the chlorine gases off fairly quickly, leaving it safe for us to play, touch and eat what we grow. It leaves a dead zone which the microbes must repopulate and heal the disrupted ecosystems. It does this naturally, and restores as much plant life microbial support as it can from this shock.

Can worm tea help my lawn from using tap water?

    Worm Tea helps restore the ecosystems by providing rapid microbal support which acts as an immune system for your lawn, gardens and plants. The over  60 nutrients, minerals, and microminerials needed for healthy are combined with billions of useful microbes which bind with roots and leaves to provide natural protection for your plants. Worm Tea applications make your plants healthier by providing the basics needed for a robust ecosystem.
   Using  Worm Tea can counter the effects of needing to water with tap water. Once a month applications help provide the healthy soil needed for growing plants of all kinds.

How Nature’s Little Recyclers Tea can help?

Nature’s Little Recyclers Tea Service provides a healthy and well mixed application of worm tea, at the peak of freshness, applied by professionals.  This will allow you to have your yard, lawn, and garden spaces given a boost of over 60 nutrients, micronutrients, and minerals needed for a plant health, along with a immunity boost from trillions of healthy microbes. This restores your soil and improves the quality of your plants life.

How often do I need Natures Little Recyclers Tea Service?

Even once helps, and you will see a difference in as little as a few days.  At the very least for lawns and general gardens, we offer a spring and fall spraying of tea, that provides the needed ecosystem to provide healthy green space.
Nature’s Little Recyclers Best Tea Service is a spring to late fall, with monthly sprayings. This will allow you to maximize the effect, and rebuild your soil. After two years, we know that you will need only twice a year service. It takes about two years to provide health to old and worn soil, and sometime longer depending on the situation. The better the base soil the faster the ecosystem can be restored.

Can I apply my own Nature’s Little Recyclers Tea?

You sure can, we can sell you as much made tea concentrate or our Caviar Compost Tea Bags to make you own as you want. The important thing is that you get quality food for your plants.

How to use Sprayheads: 

Calibrating a showerhead type sprayers: Mark off an area 10 x 10 sq ft (10 x 10 – 100 sq ft) Fill your sprayer with water, then use your general application technique and walking speed to spray the marked off area. Be sure to pick your normal walking speed and pattern of spraying you plan to use during the entire time it will take to complete the actual area(s) you plan to spray. After spraying the marked off area calculate the amount of water to fill your sprayer back up. For example, if it takes .2 gallons. Then your application rate is .2 gallons per 100 sq ft. To get this to most standard used applications rate you would multiple the 100 sq ft and/or .2 gallons x 10 to reach the standard of 2 gallons per 1000 sq ft in coverage for larger area applications. Now based on the dilution rate noted earlier in this information if you plan to spray 1000 sq ft and you have concluded you spray about 2 gallons per 1000 sq ft. Then all you need to do is take the two gallons of dilution less say 15 oz of it and add in 14.69 (15oz) of Worm Casting Tea to make up your total 2 gallons you plan to spray on the 1000 sq ft area.


Calibrating a Boom Sprayer Fill sprayer with water, turn pump on desired pump pressure, hold container under one sprayer nozzle for 1 minute then measure the amount in the container. You will want to measure each nozzle to be sure each nozzle is putting out the correct amount. A standard rule of thumb is 10% < > variance between most nozzles would say a nozzle needed replacing. (consult your manufacturers specs for correct flow rate based on a given pressure) Add the amounts released from each nozzle together to give you the total gallon(s) per minute flow of your sprayer. Example: If your sprayer has 10 nozzles and each nozzle puts out .2 gallons per minute then the sprayers output is 2 gpm. The next step is to determine how much area your sprayer will cover in a given amount of time. This depends on travel speed and width of spray coverage. Get the spray width easily by turning on and off the sprayer and measuring the wet pattern width. Next measure your sprayers speed and coverage. Do this by running the sprayer at a fixed rpm or gear and measuring how far it travels in 1 minute. Let’s say your sprayer travels 100 feet in 1 minute. The spray width is 16 feet. You now multiple these two amounts 100 x 16 = 1600 sq ft per min you have for coverage. Now you will need to determine your sprayer’s application rate. You do this by dividing the output by the coverage. In our example here it would be 2 GPM divided by 1600 which is 1.25 gallons per 1000 square feet your sprayer is putting out. So if you plan to spray an acre which is roughly 43,000 sq ft you will need 43 x 1.25 gallons of liquid (43 x 1.25 gals = 53.75 total gallons of liquid to distribute it evenly across the acre. Now of that amount what is the label rate or in our case Worm Casting Tea for general application is 5 gallons per acre so you would need roughly 49 gallons of water mixed with 5 gallons of worm tea to make up your total liquid content of 53.75 gallons.

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