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Natural Farming Inputs Introduction to Natural Farming LAB - Lactic Acid Bacteria FPJ - Fermented plant juice Seawater, Fermented Seawater, Bio Mineral Water Vinegar OHN - Oriental Herbal Nutrient WCA - Water Soluble Calcium WCAP - Water Soluble Calcium Phosphate FFJ - Fermented Fruit Juice FAA - Fish Amino Acids S.E.S. - Seed and Seedling Treatment IMO to IMO2 IMO 3 IMO 4 & Liquid IMO IMO 5 Preserving bacterial based inputs Input - Section 1 - LAB or Lactic acid bacteria LAB is one of the easiest inputs to make and I consider it a great start in learning to make natural farming inputs. Its uses are wide ranging and can be typically within 5 to 7 days total processing and it can be finished for either refrigerated storage or room temperature storage. I invite you to learn more about this easy to make product and put the power of nature of nature and bring the power of a natural probiotic for plants and super composting aid for soils and medias that give you a gardening superpower. Updated/Added to this section on 6/22/20 - Non Animal Product LAB Recipe. I have not realized I had not presented a non dairy alternative to making LACTO. Today is a good day as that error has been corrected. I will try to do better in the future but this tutorial is so good it is certainly a better late than never addition. We warmly and eagerly consider all input to any section. My deepest respects to Fabio from Italy for bringing this to our attention. Making Probiotics /Lacto without "Whey" "No Dairy" I highly recommend viewing each of the following two videos and clicking the links below for the manual and the applications links at a minimum. Healthy Roots and Strong Wings Recipe for "Advanced Technique" as shown in the video above. To Make 6 Liter / 1.5 gallon bottle: Organic Brown Rice 600g / 4-cups, Organic Sea Salt 60g / 1/4 cup, Organic Brown Sugar 180g / 3/4 cups, (Mineral) Water 6000ml 1.5 gallons. To Make 1,5 Liter bottle / 50/51 ounces / 6.3 cups / .4 gallon Organic Brown Rice 150g / 3/4 cup Organic Sea Salt 15g / 2.5 teaspoons Organic Brown Sugar 45g / 1/4 cup Mineral Water 1500ml / 50/51 ounces / 6.3 cups / .4 gallon Some tools you will need: A wide funnel measuring cups or a kitchen scale PH paper (not necessary but still nice) To continue brewing after your LACTO Probiotics are done: You can use the same rice that you have used if you just ad the following ingredients: For 6 Liter bottle: Add half of the original amount of salt - 30 grams (in stead of the original 60gr) Add 2/3 of the original amount of sugar - 120 grams (in stead of the original 180) Add clean pure water as before For 1,5 Liter bottle: Add half of the original amount of salt - 7.5 grams (in stead of the original 15gr) Add 2/3 of the original amount of sugar - 30 grams (in stead of the original 45) Add clean pure water as before Additional wealth of shared knowledge from Healty Roots and Strong Wings There also is a blogpost about this tutorial on their website: For further direct discussion on their tutorial. Healthy Roots and Strong Wings For more information on this great and easy product to enhance your life and others please check the official LACTO-LIFE website: Lacto-life Click this link to go straight to the "LACTO-LIFE MANUAL": This is a must see step by step with graphics and instructions. Lacto Manual Applications for Lacto. Lacto Applications and Uses Bonus Video Lacto-Life I, JJ the Gardener personally like this process and will begin to use this in my next lacto creation. I specifically like how this process allows the gardener to reuse the rice over and over with additional inputs at lower levels for around 10 times. I do not know how it could get any more inexpensive and user friendly. Additionally, I intend to utilize this in place I would use fermented water or sea water. I can see this is an easy to use in a foliar spray method to assist in brix management in some situations/crops. Please, if you find this information helpful and you wish to contribute in a monetary or other ways to the video. Please use the links associated above to contribute directly to the video creator. We are not connected. The Following is LACTO made with Dairy Products. It is my pleasure that I welcome the instruction of Chris Trump as he has effective teaching skills that I feels does it best. If he has helped you please support Chris Trump directly as he is not associated with this compilation. https://www.patreon.com/christrump - Korean Natural Farming How to : LAB - https://www.patreon.com/christrump :22 - Preparing rice water. :40 - Preparing container and starting process. 1:02 - Length to make and finishing signs. 1:35 - Benefits of Lab 2:02 - Adding milk & percent to mix (1 to 10 parts of milk ratio) 2:58 - Readying jar and finishing time 3:23 - 48 Hour later and lab serum is ready to be separated 3:49 - Uses of curds - - Click for cheese video from Chris. 4:02 - Tools to separate and the processing of lab serum from curds 8:10 - Storage of LAB for refrigerator and for room temperature storage. This is an outstanding and highly instructional video on Lactobacillus by OneDrive, click below to see at youtube. University of Hawaii PDF on LAB This LAB recipe is from Master Cho, click to visit his site Lactic acid bacteria are anaerobic microorganisms. In the absence of oxygen, they break sugar into lactic acid. LAB is very effective in improving ventilation of air in the soil, promoting rapid growth of fruit trees and leaf vegetables. Materials / ingredients needed Rice-washed water Milk (unprocessed and not boiled) Jagerry / Brown sugar Clay jar / glass jar Porous paper (paper towel) Rubber band / thread HOW TO MAKE LAB FROM MILK ? Put rice-washed water 15 to 20 cm deep in a jar. Cover the mouth of the jar with handmade paper and leave in shade. Lactic acid bacteria will propagate at 23 to 25 C, and the solution will start to smell sour. Add this rice water to milk. The ideal ratio between milk and rice water is 3:1 ratio. Milk in the market pasteurized in low temperature is okay. But sometimes, milk brought from the stores will not be effective. The best milk to be used is the milk from cows. Since milk has more nutrients than the rice-washed water, lactic acid bacteria will grow vigorously. In 3 to 4 days, the jar will have three divided layers a) floating matter b) clear liquid and c) debris (waste). Starch, protein and fat will float on the surface and yellow liquid will be deposited at the middle, this is called as Lactic acid bacteria .The waste will be deposited in the bottom of the container. Remove the floating substance, strain and save the yellow liquid and store in a separate bottle and keep in cool and shaded place or in a refrigerator. HOW TO USE LAB ? The basic dilution ratio is 1:1000. LAB reinforces the ability of anabolism of microbes living on the plant stem and leaf, a condition that arose from the abuse of insecticides and fungicides. When using LAB alone, it is more effective to use it with FPJs. Fields will recover fertility and the soil will become soft and fluffy if IMO mixed with LAB is sprayed on the field. Use LAB (1:500) with FPJ (1:300) as drinking water for livestock, to recover their digestive function. LAB is extremely effective in making fruits and leaves large, but the amount of LAB used should be reduced while approaching the later stages. If the LAB is used together with mixed compost or IMO, the fermentation process occurs fast, leading to very effective results. The LAB function is to prevent the fermented mixed compost from decaying. USES OF LAB The Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) is very effective for improving soil ventilation and for growing fruits and leafy vegetables. The initial growth of the plant, when LAB is used during the vegetative growth period of fruiting vegetables, higher quality plants will result, and may be kept for longer periods, in storage. LAB increases the solubility of the fertilizer. LAB can reduce damage from gas through neutralizing ammonia gas produced where the immature compost is applied. LAB is conditionally anaerobic, so they can also survive with oxygen. LAB is resistant to high temperatures. LAB is strong sterilizer. LAB is used to culture IMO-3. LAB solubilizes phosphate in 100-200 ppm (parts per million) (100-200ml of LAB in 1000ml of water). Using LAB in phosphate-accumulated soil will increase its capacity to absorb the insoluble form of phosphates and help overcome the saline disorder as a result of decomposition of the phosphates. LAB has power to resistance to some fungi. HOW TO STORE LAB ? Keep the refined LAB serum at cool temperature, so for longer period where there is temperature change (1-15°C ). No storage under direct sunlight. In order to keep LAB at a normal temperature it must be mixed with the same amount of brown sugar and stirred with a wooden stick (ladle). Note: Using rice-washed water in obtaining lactic acid bacteria is to collect stronger ones. Only strong ones can survive in poor nutrients condition like rice washed water. Another excellent LAB making video The following videos below are from Good Karma Aquaponic - Click icon to visit their site and support them direct. How to make EM-1 Lactobacillus Serum "AKA" LABS part 1 Good-Karma Aquaponics - How to make EM-1 Lactobacillus Serum "AKA" LABS part 1 How to make EM-1 Lactobacillus Serum part 2 Good-Karma Aquaponics - How to make EM-1 Lactobacillus Serum part 2 How to make EM-1 Lactobacillus Serum part 3 Good-Karma Aquaponics - How to make EM-1 Lactobacillus Serum part 3 http://www.cgnfindia.com/images/posters/naturalfarming/thumbnails/poster-004.jpg I hope you find LAB useful and we would love to hear of your experiences, good and bad as in that we all learn a bit more! I also hope that this is a rewarding step for those new to natural farming inputs and leads to more. Motivational Thanks While I have promoted the person, organization and company that made these videos and information available this enterprise is not for profiting and is made as a labor of love and thus I ask if desired that you support them directly. I list them like this out of respect. ~ Cultural Healing and Life The motivation to write this was from a guy who fishes who asked some natural farming questions, for this I thank him as it was needed and kept putting off! ~ Cultural Healing and Life A song for you! Credits Cho's Global Natural Farming Master Cho Lacto-Life Healthy Roots and Strong Wings Chris Trump Good-Karma Aquaponics OneDrive University of Hawaii Grace Vanderwaal & America's Got Talent Natural Farming Inputs Introduction to Natural Farming LAB - Lactic Acid Bacteria FPJ - Fermented plant juice Seawater, Fermented Seawater, Bio Mineral Water Vinegar OHN - Oriental Herbal Nutrient WCA - Water Soluble Calcium WCAP - Water Soluble Calcium Phosphate FFJ - Fermented Fruit Juice FAA - Fish Amino Acids S.E.S. - Seed and Seedling Treatment IMO to IMO2 IMO 3 IMO 4 & Liquid IMO IMO 5 ~A Cultural Healing and Life Compilation