A friend Wan Azlan, gave 500ml of EM, effective microorganisms, home made without label. Organic gardeners probably have known about EM, and its benefits. I wish to know more about EM, the contents and the friendly bacteria that has been said to bring about activities in the soil or growing media, creating wonderful space and nutrients to roots, thus plants.
|a bottle of 500ml EM and fertiliser sachets in a box|
The liquid has to be diluted 1 part to 50 parts water. Last week the solution was sprayed to the soil and coco peat which is used as growing media in automatic irrigation system / fertigation / fertigasi project. I noticed plants getting healthier, somewhat greener. Somehow the application of EM coincided with eggplants flowers, forming little fruits.
I tried preparing EM my own way. Kangkung, leftover papaya skin and fruit, and some other leftover vegetable in a container in this proportion; 1 part brown sugar, 1 part vegetables/fruits and 10 parts water. Yeast and fermented rice was added too. It's now already a week, I will wait a while longer before spraying it to plants. Readers has to refer to other references before trying making EM. My own is somewhat crude, restricted to what is easily available.
- Effective Micro-organisms www.effectivemicro-organisms.co.uk/
- effective microorganisms for a sustainable … - Higa
- Effective Microorganisms: EM-1, ProEM-1, EM-X, EM Ceramics http://www.emearth.com/
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