It’s hard to come across an organic gardener who has not heard of Jeevamrut. The ingredients needed for this are easy to source and it’s easy to prepare, too. The following recipe is being republished verbatim from Soil Recipes authored by Goa-based organic farmer Isa Alvares and published by The Organic Farming Association of India.
Add 10 kg cow dung, 5 lts. of cow urine, 1 kg black jaggery, 1kg lentil powder, handful of soil in 200 lts. of water. First lentil powder and jaggery are mixed and then cow dung is added.
For a liquid foliar spray. Apply 5% to 10% in water, and for soil, use 100-200 lts. per acre during irrigation. According to growth of the crop and convenience one can use it once at an interval of 7 – 15 days.
Spray during dawn or dusk on any crop, for promoting growth, flowering and yield increase.
Please note: Soil Recipes is a useful how-to-do-it manual of soil nutrition and maintenance authored by Goa-based organic farmer ISA ALVARES and published by The Organic Farming Association of India (OFAI). Endlessly Green is happy to republish these recipes.
The recipes, as the author says, have been “vetted and verified by experienced organic farmers” belonging to OFAI. They not only “enable the soil to re-stock its populations of beneficial soil microbes”, but also help “control disease…”
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