- Improve Soil Quality
- Eliminate Harmful and Disease-causing Pathogens in the Soil
- Can be Used to Sanitize Soil and Garden Tools
- Encourage Growth of Beneficial Organism
- All-organic, non-toxic and natural
- Can be used to sanitize kitchen sink, toilet bowls, garage and other surfaces
WHY USE AN EM SOLUTION?
Effective Micro-organisms (EM) are a term used to refer to a solution that consists of beneficial organisms, such as lactic acid bacteria, yeast and phototrophic bacteria. It was developed by Professor Teruo Higa in Japan. It activates the natural beneficial micro-organisms that are present in the soil.
The EM is a mixture of pro-biotic beneficial microorganisms that helps kill and control human and plant pathogens. It has many uses in the garden, including seed germination, plant nutrient uptake, composting, and soil conditioning. it is absolutely non-toxic to humans and had been highly recommended by most gardening experts for use in organic farming.
HOW TO USE
To use, simply mix 1 tablespoon of Lacto EM Solution for every 1 liter of unchlorinated water. Use this solution for seed soaking prior to seed starting, and for watering your plants (at least once a week). It helps in controlling plant pathogens and biological toxins that are present in the soil, improving soil quality and allowing more beneficial organisms to thrive in the soil over time. This means healthier plants that are less prone to diseases and more abundant produce in the long run.
The solution can also be used for cleaning purposes, like washing raw food/ vegetables, cleaning sinks, toilets and garbage cans, or even as additive to your compost. It is completely harmless to pets and humans, and most importantly, an environment-friendly alternative to the toxic cleansing agents that we use at home.
How to make an EM Activated Solution
The Lacto EM Solution contains effective microorganisms inocculant and can be used by itself, or in combination with molasses, to produce an EM Activated Solution. The EMAS is just a more economical way to use the EM Solution because you can multiply its usage.
Mix 50ml of Lacto EM Solution, 50ml of Mollasses and 900ml of unchlorinated water*. Mix well and let the solution sit in a tightly sealed plastic bottle. Open the bottle after 3 days to release pressure and seal again. After 7 days, the EMAS is ready for use.
*To prepare unchlorinated water, simply leave tap water in an open container overnight to dissipate the chlorine content in the chlorinated water.
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