To make "compost tea" here's what you need: BASICS 5 gal bucket w/lid An old nylon stocking some compost Put the compost (2 cups or so) in the stocking, then tie the top off, put this in the bucket filled with water 3/4 of the way full. Place the lid on and let step in the sun 3-6 days ADVANCED In the stocking you may also add: molasses 2 Tbls Epsom salts lake or sea weed stinging nettle Alfalfa cubes You may also add a bit of Apple Cider vinegar to the water, 2 Tbls is enough. Also adding a fish tank air pump with an air stone will increase your aerobic bacteria, an added bonus for sure. I just drilled a hole in the lid big enough to run the air hose through. Then apply as a foliar feed with a hand sprayer, spray tops and bottoms of the leaves, or water with it once a week, or both. And I've been asked before about spraying the bottom of the leaves. It's OK I've done it for years now. Also foliar feeding feeds your plants 90% of the goodies now as to root feeding feeds your plants 10 - 15% eventually.