Kudos to our local NBC news station for featuring a story
this evening about a local man who is brewing up something good for gardens -- worm tea! Chip Py of Silver Spring makes Global Worming Worm Tea
by keeping about 36,000 red wiggler worms hard at work in several large bins where he tosses his food scraps. Worms eat. Worms poop. Then a blender-like machine is used to force distilled water through a giant tea bag full of the castings. The result is worm tea -- all the nutritious goodies and microorganisms of worm castings in liquid form.
Not worm tea, this is compost tea (husband's science experiment) from last summer.
While I've long known that worms and worm castings are great for the soil, it was interesting to learn that this worm tea can be used as an alternative to insecticides and fungicides. I might give it a try if I have another pesky invasion of whiteflies