Make Your Own Fertilizer At Home With Garbage Enzyme
After reading the problems farmers are having in Africa to obtain fertilizers for their ground and the difficulties they are having with the subsidies, I thought that it will be better if they could m
After reading the problems farmers are having in Africa to obtain fertilizers for their ground and the difficulties they are having with the subsidies, I thought that it will be better if they could make the fertilizers themselves without having to spend money, this will be cheaper for them, they will be able to work faster because when they need the fertilizer it will be avilable since it's at home and it will make them loose less time to ship the vegetables. This is a known concept that can help a lot of farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa.
What is garbage enzyme?
Garbage enzyme is a complex solution produced by fermentation of fresh kitchen waster (fruits and vegetables dregs), sugar (brown sugar, jiggery or molasses sugar) and water. It is dark brown and has a strong sweet sour fermented scent. Garbage enzyme is a multipurpose liquid and its applications covers household, agriculture, animal husbandry, etc. Garbage enzyme is developed by Dr. Rosukon from Thailand. She has been actively involved enzyme research for more than 30 years and encourages people to make garbage enzyme at home to ease global warming.
Garbage enzyme is used by farmers to keep the farm free from infections, to drive away insects, it is also used as a soil fertilizer to grow vegetables, to convert sandly land to fertile farm land, to stimulate plant hormone, to increase crop yield and to improve the quality of fruit and vegetables. It will be easier for farmers and they won't have to spend a dime because everything they need to do this they can find it at home. Garbage enzyme doesn't expire so they can use it again and again until they run out of garbage enzyme.
How to make garbage enzyme:
CONTAINER: Air tight plastic container.
INGREDIENTS: Water, fruit and vegetables dregs, sugar (brown sugar, jaggry, or molasses sugar).
10 parts water (fill up 60% of container)
1 part sugar (=10% water content)
3 parts kitchen waste (fill up to 80% full)
Close tight and keep for 3 months (open daily to release gases for first month)
IngredientRatioExample 1Example 2Example 3SUGAR11 kg2 kg0.5 kgVEGETABLE/FRUIT DREGS33 kg6 kg1.5 kgWATER1010 Litres20 Litres5 Litres
- Use an air-tight plastic container
- Dilute sugar in water, follow by adding vegetable and fruit dregs
- Leave some space in the container for fermentation
- Close it tight
- During the first month, gases will be released during fermentation process. Release the pressure built up in the container to avoid rupturing.
- Push the floating garbage downward every once in a while
- Place at cool, dry and well ventilated area. Avoid direct sunlight. Let ferment for at least 3 months before use.
- Do not use glass or metal containers that cannot expand
- Garbage for making enzyme does not include paper, plastic, metal or glass materials
- Avoid oily cooked food, fish, or meat residues (can be used as garden compost material). To make a fresh smelling enzyme, add orange, lemon peel or pandan leave etc.
- The ideal colour of garbage enzyme is dark brown. If it turned black , add in same amount of sugar to start fermentation process again.
- It may have a white, black or brown layer on top of the enzyme, ignore it. If you encounter flies and worms in the container, leave it and the chemical reaction of enzyme will resolve them naturally. Close and seal the cover tightly.
- Make full use of garbage enzyme residue:
- Reuse for next production by adding fresh garbage
- Use as fertiliser by drying the residue, blend it and bury in the ground
- Grind the residue, pour into toilet bowl, add some brown sugar and flush to help purify sewage.
- If you have not gathered enough kitchen waste, you may fill up the container gradually. The 3 month fermentation period start from the day you place your last batch of kitchen waste.
- Garbage enzyme is at its best after 6 months of fermentation. The longer it takes, the better it gets. Garbage enzyme will never expire. Do not store in the refrigerator.
- Help protect our ozone layer. If every household utilised their garbage to produce garbage enzyme, it can stop kitchen waste from polluting our land and meanwhile generate enough ozone gas to ease global warming. You can change the climate!
How to Use Garbage Enzyme
Direction for use:
Garbage enzyme can be used diluted with water at a specific dilution ratio.
FOR GARDENING OR FARMING:
Dilute to 1000 times with water for use as natural insecticides, herbicides, pesticides and organic fertilisers.
Spray on land for 3 months continuously to improve soil quality.
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