Growing great tasting highly nutritious vegetables starts from the soil. Be sure to produce the best soil possible. This starts with building soil structure with high populations of beneficial microorganisms and nutrients. We offer several ways to do this in our site. These include making compost, making bokashi with plant and/or animals manures and fermented food wastes. Use all these methods and combine with weekly applications of EM-1® and soon you'll be producing nutrient dense vegetables that have better flavor and last about twice as long as store-bought produce.
EM-1® Soil Treatment Guidelines:
Prepare the soil with lots of organic matter. Refer to the Compost, Bokashi Method and Fermented Food Waste information in this site for some ideas.
Soil can also be conditioned with our EM® Bokashi. For a 100 x 4 foot bed (400 square feet), we would use 20lbs of the EM® Bokashi.
Spray till wet with a solution of 1 ounce EM-1® per gallon of water. If you have an irrigation system, you can get a fertilizer injector and set it to 1:128 and treat with EM-1® once per week in your irrigation cycle and treat with a nutrient solution once per month. If using organic fertilizers such as fish emulsion, you can mix together at a rate of 50/50 and run through the irrigation system together.