Teas provide a wealth of nutrients and trace minerals for growing plants.
Use fertilizing teas when planting, transplanting, during the growing season or when plants appear to need a boost.
To make manure tea, add aged manure to a 5-gallon bucket, add water, and box it back and forth by pouring from one bucket to another (or stir). Allow the mixture to set from three hours to a couple of days (boxing or stirring daily) before applying to plants.
Compost, rich in nutrients, makes an excellent fertilizing tea.