Natural Brew for Me and My Plants

Keeping it natural for my plants and me is important.  In this post, I share a few of my favorite natural brews.

Natural Brew for Me and My Plants

natural tea for plants

Another snow day in Northwest Ohio. The blustery wind blowing so bad that I didn’t dare wonder to far from the warm house. Over the weekend I was fortunate enough to snatch up a  mulling spice ball that are hard to come by in my area.  On a cold winters day it is warming to sip on tea. I’ve been enjoying a floral blend of tea tremendously this winter.  Nothing beats reviewing  Holiday Green Tour images while sipping on warm tea.

As I sat and sipped on my tea and enjoyed the wonderful selection of lettuce seeds featured in the Veseys Seed Catalog I couldn’t help but wonder how my bunny brew was doing on the new seedlings I had planted for #SuperSowSunday.  Rummaging through the mail for the day I noticed another yellow envelope addressed to me!

manure tea

It was an efficiently packages natural brewing tea bag from my new friend on Twitter, Annie Haven.  She is the owner of in San Juan Capistrano, California.  At first glance, I couldn’t help but think ‘ wow… this is going to be some container of sun tea!’ When I quickly noticed the label had a cow on it.  You can’t tell that it has natural cow manure in it because it doesn’t smell.   However, this tea bag goes into a 1-5 gallon container filled with water and should be left to steep for at least a day.

I can’t wait to give this ‘specialty’ tea brew a try as soon as I run out of the 5-gallon container of Bunny Brew I have in my greenhouse from the #SuperSowSunday party. A few of the Garden Twitters’ and I are planning on doing a #SuperSowSpring on March 21.  I might just save this goodie for that day so I will be able to document the development of the new seedlings easier.   I will keep you posted on how this product works on my plants growing in the greenhouse.

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I’m celebrating learning about Manure Tea and being introduced to thinking more about what is in my garden.  Annie Havens Manure Tea is something I totally recommend to anyone wanting to grow naturally.  This is the product that got me thinking and educating myself on what organic is and how to grow more naturally.

In Conclusion

Thank you @Green Soil for the wonderful gift for my plants that you know I love so much.   Growing natural is a great way to keep healthy and keep warm any time of the year.  I’d love to hear from you so please comment below and let me know what you think about a natural brew.

Happy Gardening,

 

 

 

 

 

[clear]**note that this post was updated 1/2018 adding original photos and grammar errors.

12 thoughts on “Natural Brew for Me and My Plants”

  1. Yep. I’ll look forward to your post on this, Bren. I made a batch of “compost tea” from a recipe I received on line last summer. However, it was way toooo strong for some of my plants…. (Perhaps I didn’t dilute it enough!) I’m very anxious to see how a couple of my bushes will make out this Spring!

    • Yes Noelle – I am waiting to give this goodie a try because I have some of my own “bunny brew’ in use right now. I mixed up a 5 gallon bucket on Sunday. Works wonderful as I am sure this cow manure will too! Thanks for stopping by!

    • It would be easy to accidentally drink this flower brew…. it has no odor! However, I am unwilling to blog about what it taste like! I will have to keep this brew in the greenhouse so my thirsty family members don’t unexpectedly try it. (argg…..)

  2. Thanks for stopping by Scott – your teas look amazing! Would love to share your bulk with my garden friends so I will be in touch with you!

    • YOU FOUND ME! Thanks for the bookmark Darla. I am working on a TOUR at the Cleveland Home&Garden show this weekend. I will add you to my blogs that inspire next week! ((HUGS)) and Happy Valentines Day!

  3. Hi Bren..
    thnak you for your ideas around brweing tea with “special ingredients”.
    I am sure your plants will grow beautifully!!
    Thank you for inviting me, just bookmarked your new site.
    – Cheers Gisela.

  4. I have some Haven manure tea I got at the end of the season last year I’ve been saving for this year. I can’t smell it, but apparently my cats can because whenever I have it out, they go crazy!

    When would I use it on seedlings? When they get a bit larger? I may save it and give everything a good watering once they are actually planted out in the garden.

    • It is funny you say your cats can smell it. I actually showed the ‘tea’ bag to my herding dog Olivia and she had no interest. Which is super weird because she loves to eat Horse pooh! @GreenSoil on Twitter ( the founder of the company) told me to use this on the seeds. You can start using this product right away. I am going to use my for #SuperSowSpring (http://www.facebook.com/pages/SuperSow-Spring/307613311620?ref=ts) on Twitter March 21. Thanks for stopping by Jenna!

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