How To Make Worm Tea – Cheap & Easy

How To Make Worm Tea – Cheap & Easy



Supplies needed:

  • 5-7 gallon bucket
  • Stick to go across top of bucket
  • Aquarium pump (double tube) with two bubbler stones
  • 6 steel nuts to weight bubbler stones
  • Pantyhose stocking (12” foot end piece)
  • 2 cups worm castings (poop)
  • Large yogurt container with both ends cut out
  • Molasses (unsulfured)






Fill bucket with water (untreated – no chlorine)

Put both stones/tubes (with steel nuts on the ends for weight) in bucket

Turn on pump

Add 2 tablespoons of unsulfured molasses and STIR until dissolved

Put pantyhose over yogurt container (acts as a funnel to make it easier to put  in worm castings)

Add 2 cups worm castings in pantyhose

Tie pantyhose to center of stick and place over bucket with stocking hanging in center of bucket in the water

When the stocking (full of WORM CASTINGS) is submerged, squeeze it a few times to release/mush the water through the stocking. I do this several times during the brewing.

Brew for 24 hours

After 24 hours your WORM TEA is ready to use.  It must be used within 3 hours to get the benefits of all the micro organisms. If your brew is really dark in color, you might need to add some water.  When using this on your plants, you want it to look like a WEAK TEA color…not dark.


Clean all supplies with hot water & soap. Rinse clean and let dry.


Any questions?  Just ask.

Lark Kulikowski


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8 thoughts on “How To Make Worm Tea – Cheap & Easy

  1. Just want to let you know I made some worm tea a few days ago with your directions and it work marvalously. Look forward to more.

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  3. Ah cool, we’ve had a red wiggler farm going for about a year- year and a half now and collect a lot of castings. I would love to give the tea a try. Right now we’ve been putting it directly in the garden or pots. Then taking the juice we collect and cutting it with water and using it as a light weight fertilizer. Thank for the tip. Matti

  4. Ron, I don’t see why the worm tea wouldn’t be absolutely great on your plants down south. But the worm farm should be kept in an area that doesn’t get too hot. Smiles, Lark

  5. Plan to brew my first batch of worm tea next week. Will clorinated water that I have let set for several days be ok?
    So far my worms are doing fine in the hole I dug in my garden. The man who gave me the idea for a screen lined hole in the ground for his worms for fishing purposes said his are still there after a number of years. I have had a few try to escape. In one of your videos you had cardboard on top. Does that prevent any from crawing out?
    thanks, J

  6. J. Harris, Yes, your chlorinated water is fine after sitting that long. I put the cardboard on top of my worm farm to prevent fungus gnats, especially when I have the bins inside the house. Usually my worms try to escape if the worm bin is too wet. Then I add more cardboard and shredded newspaper. I also leave the top off for awhile. They don’t like light and then head south. :0)

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