Question Time – Lucerne Tea

Question Time – Lucerne Tea

Neil's Question


I am very interested to know more about lucerne tea and how to increase my earthworm population in my soil.

Any information will be appreciated.



Graeme's Reply

Hi Neil,

Nice to hear from you.

Earthworms love protozoa and bacteria as a food source so introducing or increasing their numbers will attract more earthworms. Protozoa can easily be supplied by brewing up your own lucerne tea.

Here is a 20-litre recipe but it can be upscaled to whatever size you require.

20-litre Lucerne Tea Recipe

  1. Take 500 grams of (chemical free) lucerne and place in a 20-litre bucket of water.

  2. Add 200 mL of SeaChange KFF™ (kelp, liquid fish and fulvic acid).

  3. Add 100 mL of molasses.

  4. Aerate for 24 – 36 hours using a twin outlet fish tank aerator, fitted with two 6-inch airstones.

  5. After brewing, you can dilute this mixture with water in a watering can and apply to your gardens.

  6. Include some Nutri-Sea Liquid Fish™ with the lucerne tea when it is applied, as earthworms also love liquid fish.

Your soils and plants will appreciate the many benefits of increased earthworm counts.

Warm regards,


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