I love this area! These recipes are so useful, they are one of the pillars of Gil’s natural farming method and can be used for just about anything around the farm. Keep pests away, nourish gravid pigs or laying hens, clean your pond, kill the pigs’ smell, etc. Each page explains how to make the recipe, how to use it (mixing instructions), and what to use it for. Check out these excerpts to get an idea of the recipes.
This is the workhorse of the beneficial bacteria we’ll be discussing here. We use it for everything! Foul odors, clogged drains, cheaper pig/chicken/etc farming, aquaculture, the applications are amazingly diverse. Learn how to make and use this and you will have a powerful tool in your farming arsenal.
Homemade Fish Fertilizer
Fish hydrolysate is an awesome product for promoting plant growth. Better than fish emulsion, it’s high in Nitrogen for growing plants, can be naturally produced, and is an awesome food for microbes! Fungi love this stuff. It can be expensive in the store, but you can make your own at home by following this recipe.
Beneficial Indigenous Microorganisms(BIM) is a fermented microbial solution that can be used for many applications around the farm. It is loaded with microbes, and is the one of the main extracts in the Natural Farming method. It’s an incredible tool with a myriad of applications
This is an awesome product you can make from ingredients found in your kitchen. It is a nutrient solution for plants just entering the flowering cycle. In natural farming, we apply calphos before the flower initiation to support and enhance the eventual fruit.
This is the natural farming plant growth formula. This formula is effective not only for the Nitrogen it supplies, but more importantly for the growth promoting enzymes and hormones it contains.
This is the natural farming plant bloom formula. This is an awesome solution you can make at home and feed your plants during the bud, flower, and fruiting stages of their growth cycle. It helps develop larger, sweeter tasting fruit!
This is an immune booster made from plant material known for being effective medicine. We’ll use a 3-part mix of three plants – Oregano, Turmeric, and Guava (You can substitute Guava for another fruit in the West – we use it because it is high in Vitamin C while not having the acidity of citrus fruits). Awesome!
This is an awesome product for plants and animals. It boosts the immune system and helps fight insect and fungal pests. Ginger-Garlic is a common and very useful variation so I’m discussing it here, but you can alter this recipe to use any combination of plants for whatever effect you are going for.
Neem is an effective natural pesticide you can make yourself from the fruit of Neem trees. But if you don’t have a Neem tree growing in your backyard, no problem! Look around for plants that aren’t being bothered by pests. Create your own pesticide/plant protector from those plants!
So check out these recipes. Make whatever you need instead of buying it! Then come back and leave a comment with your results, your experience, practical suggestions etc. We want to make these as awesome as possible. That means we’ll incorporate feedback to improve them over time. Your job is to figure out how and report back!