Fermented Foliar Extracts

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How to make and use fermented foliar extracts

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Fermented Foliar Extracts

  1. 1. Fermented foliar extracts contain nutrientsand growth factors beneficial to growingplants.
  2. 2. We harvest, before dawn, the fast-growingleaves of plants such as comfrey, stingingnettle, mugwort, or vegetables, and weigh,but DO NOT WASH, the leaves.
  3. 3. The vegetation is finely chopped...
  4. 4. ...and layered with an equal (or up to 2/3greater) weight of brown sugar in a cleancrock or bucket.
  5. 5. The material is then weighted down with aweight or “press” (a plastic garbage bagpartially filled with water), to ensure evencoverage, and exclusion of light and air.
  6. 6. We remove the press after 24 hours andcover the container with a breathable,natural fabric, and place it in the dark at65-70 ºF for a week.
  7. 7. After about one week, thebrown, syrupy liquid thataccumulates is drained off.
  8. 8. It can be storedindefinitely in a glasscontainer in therefrigerator.
  9. 9. Fermented foliar extracts can be usedas a foliar spray, diluted at about 1:500(about one ounce to four gallons) withwater and other spray nutrients.

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