1: Place 1 gallon of compost or 1 pound of worm castings into a 5-gallon bucket.
2: Fill the bucket with water and stir well.
3: Aerate the mixture continuously with the aquarium air pump.
4: Let the bucket sit, out of the direct sunlight, for up to three days. Stir the mixture every day.
5: Pour the liquid through a disposable filter to strain out the solids. The resulting liquid is the compost tea, or worm tea, to be used as fertilizer.
Animal and Plant Byproducts
1: Add 1 gallon of water to a bucket.
2: Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of fish emulsion.
3: Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of seaweed extract.
4: Add 1 tablespoon of blood meal.
5: Stir well and use as fertilizer. Use the same ratio of ingredients for larger volumes, if required.