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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Some of Nutrients for plant on Natural Farming

To grow healthy plants fast acting nitrogen should not be used as base manure in the initial growth stage. In early and middle stages of vegetative growth,relatively large amount of nitrogen produced by microorganisms should be given. Phosphoric acid and potassium of the same amount shall be given once or twice.
In the early stage of changeover stage period when floral differentiation takes place, we use phosphoric acid. And in the coloring/maturing stage, potassium and calcium are effectively used. Calcium is applied at the later stages of growth. For when crops enter the later growth stage ( reproductive period, Nutrient types are II and III) Calcium(1:1000) and sea water(1:30) are needed for a very important role in maintaining health in plants.
Calcium is especially helpful when weather has not been good or when the crops are overgrown. We gradually increase the carbohydrate level compared to nitrogen in the body composition of the plant. Nitrogen is always provided in the minimum quantities to induce more active photosynthesis of plants.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

How to make Mixed Compost(MC)

Mixed compost is a very useful Natural Farming input. It is made by mixing animal and vegetable organic matter together. Agricultural by- products,leaf molds in the forest,livestock excretion,rice bran,mill run,rice husk,sesame dregs,etc can be MC's ingredients.Also add FPJ,LAB,yeast and FAA for moisture control,this will improve the MC's quality.
MC must mixed with soil ( from mountain and field).Soil from mountain has a lots of mineral and fresh microorganisms.
Soil must be added to compost to hold the nutrients and prevents their loss.

1. Prepare IMO4 and organic matter 1:10 (ingredients of organic matter may differ). Best season to make MC is autumn and winter.
2.Mix ingredients under a roof and protected area from direct sun and rain. Floor should be soil and material should be grater then 500kg. It is difficulty to maintain fermentation heat with smaller volume.
3.Spread and make height of 1 1/2ft (Summer) -3ft (cold) this is to let oxygen get into the material and also control the temp.
4 Adjust moisture 60% with diluted (1:500) FPJ, FAA, OHN, NMA or other inputs. Adding power oyster,crab,shrimp or egg shell is very good. The matter should be slightly wet to the hand and barely maintain shape when squeezed.
5. Cover with straw mat.
6.When temperature reaches 110-120 F turn the materials. Turning the material will lower the temp and allow better aeration. First turning day2,second turning on day 5-6, 3rd turning on day 8-10
7. Control moisture level when necessary.
8. After about 20 days will be completed MC. Well made MC has a sweet smell and if it has stink smell it's not fermentation it's deterioration. In worst cases when you did not turn over well or have too much moisture you will have maggots.
9. You can store MC about 1 year.Keep in cool shade and protected area.


Seawater is not only rich in sodium, it has abundant minerals and other unknown micro nutrients.
They boost the crop's metabolism that is easily deficient of minerals. Most Natural Farming orchards would pick seawater as best input for elevating sugar content of fruits.
Seawater is diluted 1:30 if you use 5 gal of water you will need 20 oz of seawater.

To sweeten the fruits: Add WCA to diluted seawater 1:30
Spray twice,one month before and 20days before harvest.

To prevent feather - loss of chickens in summer:  Feed diluted seawater 1:30, BRV 1:200, WCA 1:500 once in 2 days.

Life come from the sea.It is not just salt water.It is the mother of all life.