EM-1 Microbial Inoculant 1 QT
Microbial Inoculant Concentrated Effective Microorganisms®. Active microbial life in the soil and on plants is a better solution than synthetic chemical fertilizers. A liquid combination of yeasts, actinomycetes and two kinds of bacteria, photosynthetic and lactic, which promotes plant health and growth and improves nutrient absorption and soil fertility. Increase the volume of active microbes by further fermentation (below), but you can also just use it straight out of the bottle. Adam Tomash raved that for two years in a row he sprayed his tomatoes several times with activated EM-1 and they made it into September with no significant blight damage. Our cannabis-growing friends can't do without it. To "activate" EM-1 You can increase the volume of effective microbes provided by EM-1 through fermentation. Mix one part EM-1 and one part molasses with 20 parts warm water, 110°. Put into an airtight bottle or brewing container with an airlock. Ferment at room temperature for 3–5 days. (If you use an airtight bottle, unscrew the lid daily to release pressure buildup.) Let the activated EM-1 rest for 5–7 days. By then it should smell slightly alcoholic. Use within 45 days. For 5 quarts of activated EM-1, use 1 cup each of EM-1 and molasses with 4½ quarts water. For 1 quart of activated EM-1, use 1½ fl oz each of EM-1 and molasses with 3½ cups water. Note: Organic Molasses tends to have some type of pH buffer in it, which sometimes prevents the fermentation process. You may need to add an equal amount of vinegar to the molasses to help break the pH buffer.
The 2022 Bulk Order is closed. Ordering will reopen for the 2023 NOFA Tri-State Bulk Order on January 1st, 2023.