ShowMeDaSauce said:Ive been wanting to try a tea that isn't a bacterial boost per se. Just some alfalfa meal and molasses (maybe some kelp too). It would be more of a food source for existing soil bacteria and plant nutrients/growth hormones. Toss all the dregs after filtering into the ground plot or compost pile.
If that's the case, then your best bet would probably be a manure tea. Like rabbit, for example. Kelp is going to be more for traces, and that's just as easily purchased in a bottle. It's used in very small quantities, anyhow.
Molasses is going to be food for microbes, so if you just want supplemental nutrition, or homemade organics, skip that, and just soak. And yes, recycle the dross afterwards.