Another use for your compost is to make compost tea.
Compost is a nutrient booster for your plants. Pour it on the roots or spray it on the leaves.
What You Need
~5 gallon bucket
~water – preferably taken from your rain barrel – if using municipal water, let water stand overnight to reduce amount of chlorine
How to Make Compost Tea
~fill bucket with water
~fill the paint strainer with a shovel full of compost & tie it off with the string, thus creating your compost tea bag
~drop tea bag in the bucket
~let it soak for a couple of days, periodically dunking the bag
~remove tea bag & put contents of bag around your plants
~use the “tea” to water your plants at their base or dilute it & spray on the foliage
~apply once a month during growing season