REVEGETATION AND RESTORING:
With all revegetation projects it is best to take a soil sample to ensure soil is not deficient in nutrients, high in salts or heavy metals, or has pH issues. Knowing about any issues can help you properly decide a course of action.
STEPS FOR REVEGETATION:
(1) Start with a good soil mix of high quality top soil and organic matter such as compost. If making your own, add TeraKashi® Bokashi at 2% of soil volume.
(2) Add soil mixture to the new hole and plant transplants.
(3) Create a solution of 3% Ag1000® and water in transplants.
(4) After planting, add more Ag1000® at the same rate once a week or bi-weekly until established if possible.
STEPS FOR INVASIVE SPECIES:
Part of any restoration or revegetation project is dealing with invasive species. Invasive is defined as any non-native plant that establishes themselves into an area, chocking out native species and affecting local wildlife. Although these plants may need to be taken out to properly restore and area there is no reason to waste the organic material. By fermenting, the seeds will be unable to sprout and be broken down.
(1) Collect the invasive plants and gather into a composting pile
(2) Ferment the material for two weeks using Ag1000® at a rate of 2 gallons per 1 ton of material.
(3) Once fermented (about 2 weeks) the liquid can be made into Fermented Plant Extract if able to separate.
(4) Add more dried plant material (grass, dried leaves) and let sit another 2 weeks. You now have your own EM Bokashi that be used to amend the soil in the revegetation area.