Here’s how you can make your own fermented seaweed fertilizer. It is organic and effective plant growth promotant. You can just collect the seaweeds brought by the waves to the shore if you live near the ocean.
Dr. Ronaldo Sumaoang, the fermentation technology expert and organic fertilizer manufacturer, has shared with us his formula. Here we go!
1.Gather seaweeds and wash to remove dirt and sand. Finally wash with tap water, rinse.
2.Prepare the following materials: 10 kilos of seaweeds; 1 kilo of enzyme (Novatech Bio-enzyme); 1 kg high-grade molasses or 1.5 raw sugar (brown or muscovado sugar); clean water; glass or plastic container (about 20 liters capacity); and clean cloth.
a) Grind or mash clean seaweeds.
b) Add clean water to make 10 liters in volume. Put in glass or plastic container that can contain 20 liters.
c) Cover with clean cloth and set aside in cool dry place with no direct sunlight.
d) Allow to ferment for 30-45 days or until solids are totally liquefied.
a) Filter liquefied seaweeds through fine mesh or “katsa”.
b) Dispense in 1-liter plastic or glass bottles, cover tightly.
c) Store in cool place and out of reach of children and pets.
There you are! Now you have your own potent fertilizer.