Making Tea Malawi-style

November 18th, 2019

One of the advanced skills we try to teach is making so-called “tea” fertiliser. But it’s got nothing to do with having a cuppa, it’s called tea because of the colour - it’s actually made with good old-fashioned animal dung. All that’s needed is a big drum with water, a large sack, a stick and sheet of plastic to make the drum airtight. Do it right and in 3 weeks you’ll have potent, organic tea fertiliser in liquid form, though any solids residue can also be spread on the beds. Here’s a drum of the magic juice feeding the irrigation system on our PSG growing plot at Ndi Moyo Palliative Care Clinic in Salima, Malawi.

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Feed for irrigation

Irrigation system

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