I have invested in what I hope are Effective Microbes (EM). Allegedly this product can be used to spray on vegies as well as fruit trees. If I got the right stuff. The product is made by SCD, and is called Bio Ag. The label says to use this product with water at 1:1000 ratio. Would that be 1 TBL per gallon water? Is that even close to correct? My available method of application is a gallon pump sprayer.
To stretch this product further (20 times more of the culture), in the Holistic Orchard, Micheal Phillips writes, in a gallon container to take a 3/4 cup of "mother culture" (which I hope is what I purchased) and mix it in 3 quarts hot tap water (presumably without chlorine), and 1/4 cup unsulfured molasses, or blackstrap, well shaken, and topped off with lukewarm water. place container in an insulated box (cooler, hay box, etc.). At this point the goal is to keep the anaerobic brew at about 90-95 degrees for the first 2 to 3 days. Then it is to be fermented for another 5 to 7 days. (This must have the original mother culture as it's beginning as, over time, the balance of microbes shifts if the homemade daughter culture is used.)
Very abrieviated, this is to be sprayed on leaves, branches, and trunk to colonize good bacteria on the trees before spring fungal diseases can take hold... And foliar feed, as well as all the other stuff beneficial microbes are good for.
So, did I get the right stuff? Help!