Spring is here and our growing season has started. Seeds are popping up everywhere and it is time to nurture them along with a healthy all-natural fertilizer. Alpaca Bean Tea  Are you looking for a way to give your young seedlings a burst without relying on harmful chemical laden fertilizers? Well, I have a solution for you! Give your seedlings a drink of alpaca tea every two weeks and they will love it! Not only do to we raise Alpacas for their thick warm fleece, we also use their beans (manure) as an all-natural fertilizer for everything we plant. From giving our young seedlings, a boost in the spring to helping our container gardens thrive all season long not one bean goes to waste.

Manure teas are a hot gardening topic these days and all I can say is I know what works for me and how my plants respond to their bi-weekly drink of alpaca tea. They are healthy and green and develop an excellent root system.

How much should you use?

  1. Alpaca tea works great for young seedlings, container gardens, raised beds, and houseplants.
  2. Water seedlings every two weeks to ensure good healthy root growth and lush green leaves.
  3. Houseplants do well with a once a month watering schedule.
  4. Container gardens and raised beds will stay lush all season long on a bi-monthly feeding schedule.
  5. Sprinkle fresh beans around shrubs and trees to provide a slow release all-natural fertilizer for your plants all year long.
  6. Work beans into potting soil when transplanting houseplants.

Why it works:

  1. Alpaca beans are green and do not require to be aged before using. The manure is not hot and will not burn your plants if it comes in contact with the tea or dried beans.
  2. It has high levels of nitrogen & potassium, major plant nutrients.
  3. The tea is safe for vegetables since Alpacas are not known to carry E-Coli 157.
  4. Alpaca manure has a very low odor, which makes it a pleasant fertilizer to work with.

brewed alpaca teaBrew tea to a rich deep tea color.

How to make Alpaca Tea:

  1. Find a gallon size container with lid.
  2. Add 1 cup of alpaca beans to container.
  3. Fill with warm water and screw the lid back on tightly.
  4. Let the tea brew for 24 hours or 12 hours in the sun, or until it is a rich tea color.
  5. Strain tea in another container and feed your plants.
  6. Sprinkle used beans around outside plants, or add to your compost pile.

Alpaca Bean Tea - All Natural Fertilizer Where to buy beans for your Alpaca Tea?

  • If you are looking for a natural way to feed your plants, without harmful chemicals, then give Alpaca Tea a try…your plants will love you for it!
  • 2# Bag – $10.00 plus $5.00 shipping. (Some settling may occur in shipping.)
  • Each 2# bag will make 10 gallons of Alpaca Tea.
  • Alpaca beans are gathered straight from the pasture and may contain small pieces of hay and grass.
 
Ingredient Alpaca Cow Horse Sheep
Calcium 0.91 .065 1.19 1.31
Magnesium 0.45 0.14 0.65 0.19
Nitrogen (N) 1.49 1.09 1.54 1.27
Organic Matter 70.8 83.9 81.7 76.9
Phosphorus (P) 0.23 0.09 0.63 0.16
Potassium (K) 1.06 0.42 0.92 0.37
Sodium 0.12 0.03 0.11 0.07

 *Alpaca Bean Tea is not intended for human/pet consumption.

Tracy Lynn    

 

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