- Jan 17, 2021
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- Northern Ontario, Canada
Thank you very much @Alasgun, I have learned SO MUCH from your posts! Your expertise in organic methods has really upped my gardening game these last 2 years; a few days ago I noticed some weird, greyish, buggy things on a few plants in the greenhouse, for a split second I thought to squish them and then I remembered a photo you posted last year. It was a lady bug baby, and that's what it was! I would never have known that! I so appreciate all that you share. Such valuable information!Fermented plant extract - my version, the scientist tell it differently.
Walk over the property to become familiar with your local inputs. These include any clovers, any young non woody plants, yarrow etc.
The next day, In the early morning pre sun take a clipper and a 5 gallon bucket around to each of your inputs and cut a good handful of the upper growth shoots and toss them in the bucket. Your goal is to end up with 3/4 of a gallon of “Bruised” plant matter; think sour kraut With sugar rather than salt. Typically i’ll have 20 or more items in each batch.
Add 2 cups of sugar and a cup of black strap molasses to the bruised material; and bruise it some more! Like kraut, you’ll know when to pour the contents into a glass gallon jar. I will add a little water if the plant matter is not submerged. A small weight helps.
Saran wrap over the mouth with a rubber band around the mouth. One small needle prick in the cover, to vent.
after a couple days bubbles appear once fermentation is complete strain of the liquid. It keeps from season to season refrigerated.
ive used it as a foliar feed, and mostly for an insecticide. Dilute 10-1 and spray 2-3 times in a week IF necessary.
Net searches are good, however a lot of this is not original material once you read a few, hence; my version!