Composting is a great way to recycle organic waste (including food scraps, leaves. Yard trimmings, paper and wood). Better yet, the nutrient-rich end result, called humus, is great food for plants. While most people spread the humus in their garden like fertilizer, a nice compost tea is an invigorating pick-me-up for your plants and flowers.
Like regular tea, compost tea is simple to make. Fill a cloth bag with compost and put it in a bucket of water. The mixture should be about one-part compost to five-parts water. Let the concoction steep for about a week, swirling it around occasionally and making sure the “tea bag” is fully submerged. You can then pour the “tea” over your plants. You can either put the used compost in the bag back into your composter or spread it in your garden.