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Microbe solution JDAM JMS

 
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I have recently discovered JDAM, Korean organic gardening; and the first thing I am going to try to implement is the JMS, microbial solution.

This is an extremely simplified way to grow your own microbes for soil health.

The most important ingredient is leaf mold. I journeyed deep into the woods to gather leaf mold from under old oak trees. I gathered from several different locations.

I also added some compost from my garden, as well as some fresh veggie scraps of lettuce, tomato, and sweet pepper. I chose these since I had them already, and am growing these crops.

Boiled potato is used as food for the ferment, but grain could be used as well.

I next mixed the solid ingredients with enough rain water to blend.

Finally the mixture is diluted to 5 gallons with rainwater and one cup of aquarium water.

It should be ready to apply within 24 hours at 75 degree average temperature.
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The most important ingredient is leaf mold.
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I put a handful of leaf mold, lettuce, tomato, and pepper scraps, and 18.75 grams of sea salt with no additives.
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I mixed all this up with some rain water, and 40 grams of boiled potatoes.
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Dilute the mix to volume with rainwater and one cup of aquarium water.
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Cover loosley, this is after 12 hours.
 
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Very nice post Hamilton, you are going to add some really good microbes to your soil with that preparation.
I am going to add this to the Asian methods title too, hope you don't mind.

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Bryant RedHawk wrote:Very nice post Hamilton, you are going to add some really good microbes to your soil with that preparation.
I am going to add this to the Asian methods title too, hope you don't mind.

Redhawk




Thank you! I didn't even see that subforum until you mentioned it.
 
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