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Victor Dordonne
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I would like us to share about our experience about harvesting and inoculationg the soil with IMO :
Wich substract do you use?
how many time do you let it under the mulch?
how do you ferment it?
what dilution do you use with what results?

here is my own experience with IMO. I cooked white rice until it was really sticky. Then I putted it under bamboo in the forest. I came back 10 days latter and there is what I have found.
Then I mixed 50/50 with sugar and now it is fermenting over my balcony.
I'm trying to do the same with brown rice to see if there is any difference.
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Howdy Victor, welcome to permies!

I am sorry but I am not familiar with IMO...could you explain that a little more?
 
Victor Dordonne
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IMO = Indegenous Micro organism
IMO are harvested in rich biodiversity ecosystem like forest or natural grassland to increase the diversity of microorganism in your soil. It improves your soil life and as it create a greater competition between the soil food web it allow to decrease the impact of the parasite and the unwanted microorganism. It will only work if you create for them a good habitat with moisture, no direct sun ray exposure, and enough food for them to decompose and feed on. You can add it to your compost pile or your compost tea. As I am not an expert please excuse me if I forgotten something.
 
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I'm not sure if this is what your talking about but I fill up panty hos with rice and bury a bunch if them in the woods and dig them up a couple month later and spread that under my mulch. I haven't really noticed a huge difference in yield but in sure its good for my soil web and stabily and such
 
Victor Dordonne
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That's exactly what I am talking about. But it won't work if you don't create a climate in which they can survive. So you've got to feed them with a source of carbohydrate and give them a good temperature and also a good humidity like in your own forest.
 
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