Growing food is like printing your own money.
Fermenting the harvest is like super compounding interest!
FOR THE GARDEN
Leave 50 gr of onion skins and garlic skins (can also add the green leaves, if you have them) to soak for 24 hours in 1 liter of cold water.
After one day, heat for 20 minutes, without reaching boiling point.
Once the decoction has cooled it needs to be filtered and can then be used.
Good against downy mildew: use on tomatoes and potato
Here is a same-day first-aid remedy: put 40 gr of onion or chopped cloves of garlic in 5 liters of boiling water and leave to soak for 4-5 hours.
Spray the infusion – without diluting it – on plants and soil, it is great for avoiding fungal diseases and protecting your plants from mites.
FOR THE GARDEN BUGS …. Macerated extract
Finely chop 500 gr of garlic and onion (you can use a mixture of both or just one), put it in 10 liters of water and leave to ferment.
Once the mixture has stopped fermenting – when foam no longer forms – dilute in more water, in a ratio of 1 to 10, and spray on the soil in your garden or on the plants.
If you leave the mixture to macerate in the sunshine it will ferment faster.
The Fermenting Fairies + the Garden Gnomes
Many plants thrive in more acidic soil environments.
Grind up or coarsely chop a Kombucha SCOBY and add it to your soil mix.
Adding extra SCOBYs to the compost pile is a great way to return the culture to the earth.
We toss them in our worm bin and boy, do we have a lot of happy worms! + worm tea for the garden gnomes.
🖤and bacteria, Xxoo Lynnie