Mar 05, 2012
Some of the fruit trees shall be flowering soon. Time to make some flowering enhancers. Fermented flowering enhancers provide potassium and phosphorus, plus microbes to help the plants absorb the nutrients.
We use a large plastic container with a lid.
Add 10 kg of kangkung.
And 10 kg young acacia mangium leaves.
And 10 kg of red colored leaves.
Now add the potassium and phophorus:
25 kg of papaya and 25 kg of bananas.
Put them together, leaves at the bottom.
Add some molasses (agri grade, from Pertanian), about 20 kg will do.
Sprinkle about 500gms quarry (granite) dust into the mix.
Cover with a plastic sheet, close the lid, and let ferment for 30 days.
(To be continued : Flowering Enhancers - II; How To Use)
Feb 19, 2009
Many visitors to our farm have wondered why we have tanduk rusa ( platycerium coronarium or staghorn fern) all over the farm. They are even found on the fruit trees.
The reason is the bacteria in the plant gives out very high beneficial energy. Trees with tanduk rusa are stronger. We harvest these bacteria and spray them on our vegetables, fruits, everywhere, for their beneficial energy:
Feb 12, 2009
The work horse at our farm is lactobacillus sp. We use farm-caught indigenous lactobacillus and brew an Indigenous Micro Organism brew which is sprayed liberally throughout the farm to enhance the health of plants, animals and humans.
The container on the left is two days old. The curds are seperating out now as the lactobacillus starts to convert the sugars to lactic acid. The one on the right is still new.
The curd (left) is removed after about a week. The curd is then fed to the animals. Some of the staff make a cheese out of the curd.
The yellowish liquid left behind is a concentrate of lactobacillus sp. which will be used to make our IMO spray.
The lactobacillus 'Mother' ready for use. The addition of raw molasses keeps the bacteria alive and prolongs the shelf life to years.
This is one of the ways how we 'disinfect' and how we keep the farm healthy.