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*Welcome Yury Smirnov, of Ecominded.net, for an Essential Microorganism (EM1) giveaway!

 
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Please join me in welcoming Yury Smirnov, of Ecominded for a giveaway of four Baikal EM1, 40 ML!




EM1 is a organic concentrate of beneficial soil microorganisms. It is based on lactic acid bacteria, photosynthetic microorganisms, true yeasts and other biologically active components. Once in the soil, the substance naturally begin fighting infection and viruses, fixing nitrogen, and enriching the soil.


Read the review of the Baikal EM1 concentrate here!

 


At the end of this week, we'll make a drawing for 4 lucky winners to win a bottle of Baikal EM1 concentrate! From now until Friday, all new posts in the asian natural farming forum are eligible to win.
 
To win, you must use a name that follows our naming policy and you must have your email set up to receive the Daily-ish email. Higher quality posts are weighed more highly than posts that just say, "I want to win!"


When the four winners are selected, they will be announced in this thread and their email address will be sent to the publisher, and the publisher will sort out the delivery details with the winners.
 

Posts in this thread won't count as an entry to win the tool, but please say "Hi!" to Yury and make him feel welcome!
 
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Hi Yuri! Welcome, and glad to see you come back again!
 
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Welcome Yury! I am looking forward to reading the discussions this week. I'm interested in learning all I can to grow better soil and healthy plants and animals, and wonder if introducing EM might help.
 
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Welcome, Yuri!
 
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Hi Yuri
Thanks for providing this effective microbe concentrate!
 
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Welcome Yury!
 
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Welcome Yury.
I  enjoy making natural fertilizer and have made and used lactobacillus in my garden. I utililize the weeds in my yard  for making different fertilizers depending what quality of nutrient I want to draw from them. For example grass is a great nitrogen souce. Grow and eat nutrional sprouts. Radish and sunflower are wonderful.
 
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Welcome Yury. I live on the North American Great Lakes, and I have travelled past Russia's great lake Baikal. I'm wondering whether your EM product has components from Lake Baikal or is particularly suited to lake environments? Thanks.
 
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Welcome Yury! In the continual adventure of gardening and boosting and growing good soil, this looks like what I need to add this year.  Every year I learn more by trial and error, solid education, and just getting out there and trying!  Thank you for contributing.
 
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I am looking forward to learning more about your product EM-1. Thank you for joining us here.
 
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Welcome (back), Yury!  I look forward to reading more about your product.  
 
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Welcome Yury and thank you for the wonderful giveaway. I learned about EM1 and EM2 several years ago. I have wanted to try making my own but have yet to do it. Looking forward to learning some new things in this series.
 
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Hello Yury- thank you for taking the time to educate us permies on micro organism and soil health.
 
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Hello, This is a great giveaway, thanks.
 
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Greetings, Yury. May Your gift of soil healing microbes be a blessing to those in need. Love it.
Thank you for doing what you are doing.
Larry Jackson
 
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Yury, I believe that sharing this type of gift is beneficial to the recipient, especially when given the knowledge of it's application. Will your gift also include instructions of application of product (as seen in the link for the product), as well? I ask this question in case I would like to share a bottle of microbes with a friendly neighbor who is learning to garden and compost.
Larry Jackson
 
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Peter George wrote:Welcome Yury. I live on the North American Great Lakes, and I have travelled past Russia's great lake Baikal. I'm wondering whether your EM product has components from Lake Baikal or is particularly suited to lake environments? Thanks.



Thank you Peter, Baikal EM1 is just a name of the product, it includes a whole group of photosynthetic lactic acid bacteria, ferments and products that are formed by the metabolism activities of these ferments and bacteria. Most of them are present in soil near lake Baikal, for sure.
 
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Larry Jackson wrote:Yury, I believe that sharing this type of gift is beneficial to the recipient, especially when given the knowledge of it's application. Will your gift also include instructions of application of product (as seen in the link for the product), as well? I ask this question in case I would like to share a bottle of microbes with a friendly neighbor who is learning to garden and compost.
Larry Jackson



Hi Larry, yes sure, I will include written instructions on preparation and application of the product.
 
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Welcome Yuri. I have moved to a new area. I did not anticipate how different the Poconos would be from Illinois. Thin topsoil and boulders. A lot to learn on how to build soil here.
 
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Yury, do you happen to know how long the diluted solution is good for? I mixed some up to apply to my fruit trees, and I'm wondering if I need to mix it every day, or if it's okay to sit in there for a week. I know after it's brewed, it's good for a year, I just don't know if it's diluted form is good for a while?

Thanks!
 
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Welcome yuri, looking forward to reading your posts.  Is Em better for tropical soils with facultive bacteria or good for temperate soils with more aerobic bacteria dominance?
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:Yury, do you happen to know how long the diluted solution is good for? I mixed some up to apply to my fruit trees, and I'm wondering if I need to mix it every day, or if it's okay to sit in there for a week. I know after it's brewed, it's good for a year, I just don't know if it's diluted form is good for a while?

Thanks!



Nicole, the deluted form (EM solution) is good for a 2-3 days only, so it is better to make some amount for a day, next day you make a new.
Also it is recommended to spray the plants in the evening as bacteria quickly die under the sun rays.
 
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Another advice: The soil where you put Baikal EM1 solution should be wet and after that it is good to mulch it, with some straw, grass, hay etc.
The matter is that bacteria work well only with organic material, the more organic the better they work.
 
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Russ Manning wrote:Welcome yuri, looking forward to reading your posts.  Is Em better for tropical soils with facultive bacteria or good for temperate soils with more aerobic bacteria dominance?



Russ, the key word here is - organic. Bacteria will not work in the soils with poor organic material. And Baikal EM1 is a complex of different bateria itself, so it will work well in any soil as long as it has lots of organic.
 
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Yury Smirnov wrote:

Nicole Alderman wrote:Yury, do you happen to know how long the diluted solution is good for? I mixed some up to apply to my fruit trees, and I'm wondering if I need to mix it every day, or if it's okay to sit in there for a week. I know after it's brewed, it's good for a year, I just don't know if it's diluted form is good for a while?

Thanks!



Nicole, the deluted form (EM solution) is good for a 2-3 days only, so it is better to make some amount for a day, next day you make a new.
Also it is recommended to spray the plants in the evening as bacteria quickly die under the sun rays.



Thank you! That's really good to know. I get rather confused with all the terms--thank you for the clairifiaction!
 
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We have some winners!!!

Big Congratulations to:

roberta mccanse
Kathy Adams
Annie Collins
Devin Lavign


And, huge thanks to Yury for this giveaway, and for having so many great products and answering our questions! This is his second giveaway with us (his last was for the Fokin Hoe that Sepp Holzer loves). If you didn't win, have no fear! You can order Baikail EM1 and fokin hoe at Ecominded.net!
 
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Thank you so much for joining me for this giveaway.  I would appreciate if you would review my product.

As an added thanks for having me here, the first person to reply to this will receive a bottle of EM1.
 
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Yury -
Thanks for your generosity.

I had posted a welcome and question earlier that got moved by the moderator to a new topic. It was regarding using EM on a lawn to improve soil depth vs treating compost and applying that to the lawn.

The details are in this post:
https://permies.com/t/137499/ways-apply-Essential-Microorganisms

Thanks again and welcome
 
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