How to make Vermi Tea

Number of days to make: 3 days

Things needed

  • 200L Drum with water
  • Sack
  • 2 kg Molasses
  • 10 kg Vermicast

How to make Vermi Tea

  1. Dissolve the 2 kg molasses on the 200 L water.
  2. Put the 10 kg vermicast inside the sack. Tie to let the vermicast not mix with the water.
  3. Dip the sack with vermicast in the 200 L water with molasses. Let it stay for 3 days (72 hours).
  4. After 3 days remove the vermicast sack. Mix the water. The water inside the drum is the Vermi Tea.

Notes

  • If molasses are not readily available, you can use brown sugar.
  • Best if you put out the sack of vermicast 3 times a day.

How to make Tea Manure

Number of days to make: 3-7 days

Things needed

  • 200L Drum with water
  • Sack
  • 10kg Manure from cows, goats or kalabaw (water buffalo)

How to make Tea Manure

  1. Put the 10 kg manure inside the sack. Tie to let the manure not mix with the water.
  2. Dip the sack with manure in the 200 L water. Let it stay for 3 to 7 days.
  3. After 3-7 days remove the manure sack. Mix the water. The water inside the drum is the Tea Manure.

How to use Tea Manure

  • Mix 1L of Tea Manure to 1 Gallon of Water. You can use it by applying it by foliar or watering your plants.

Notes

  •  If molasses are not readily available, you can use brown sugar.
  • Best if you put out the sack of manure 3 times a day.

How to make a Seaweed Extract

Number of days: 2-4 weeks

Things Needed

  • 1 kg Seaweed. Either Eucheuma or Sargassum.
  • 1 kg molasses
  • Jar/Container
  • Paper
  • String

How to make Seaweed Extract

  1. Chop to tiny bits the seaweed.
  2. Put the chopped seaweed and molasses inside the jar.
  3. Cover the jar with paper and tie it with a string to secure it.
  4. Place the jar in a cool and dry place. Away from sunlight and rain. Leave it there for 2-4 weeks.
  5. After 2-4 weeks, separate the liquid from the solids. The liquid is the Seaweed Extract.

Notes

  • The ratio of the seaweed to the molasses is 1kg to 1kg, respectively.
  • If molasses are not readily available you can use brown sugar.

Stinking Lactic Acid Bacteria Serum (LABS)

14 days ago I collected a rice wash and let it stand for 7 days, then I added milk to it. Earlier today, I visited where I placed the mix and it seriously stunk!!!!

Maybe it was a natural occurrence when creating the LABS I first thought.

When I was on my way home waiting for a bus I met another organic farming practitioner on a nearby farm and he told me that the stink is a sign of pathogens! He said that if I would spray that stinking concoction that I made it would lead to my plants getting sickness and dying.

So off we went to my makeshift laboratory and he said it seriously stunk! He looked at the LABS I made and told me that due to the occurrence of worms it became a pathogen.

He also told me that if I put Effective Micro-Organisms (EMO) in it, it could lead to the EMO killing the pathogens and it would still be ok to use the serum.

So what we did was we threw some of the pathogenic LABS on some of the grass and see if it would die. If it dies then we have an organic herbicide. 🙂

The left pathogenic LABS was then mixed with EMO. Hopefully, it kills the smell and we could still use it as an agent to hasten decomposition.

Hopefully, both experiments would turn ok. If not, back to the drawing board.

How to Make Fermented Fruit Juice (FFJ)

Number of Days to Make: 7 Days

Things Needed

  • Knife for chopping
  • 1 kilo of Ripe Fruit Meat
  • 1 kilo of Molasses
  • Jar
  • Paper
  • String

How to Make

  1. Prepare the Ripe Fruit Meat by peeling the skin and removing the seed of the fruit.
  2. Chop the Ripe Fruit Meat into little pieces. About the size of a 10 peso coin (1 inch diameter) will do.
  3. Put the chopped ripe fruit meat inside the jar.
  4. Put the kilo of molasses in and mix.
  5. Cover the jar with paper and tie it securely with the string.
  6. Leave the jar in a cool and dry place for 7 days to ferment. Away from sunlight and rain.
  7. After 7 days, separate the liquid from the solids. The liquid is the Fermented Fruit Juice (FFJ).

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