Humus development with Terra Preta technology

The dark black Terra Preta substrate is worked into the earth, where it delivers permanent yields without the need for an additional fertiliser. This creates a very nutrient-rich soil for arable crops, flowers and plants.

Production of Terra Preta substrate

  • 1 kg
  • RoPro bed
  • ZeoBas (basal rock dust)
  • EM Active solution (diluted 1 : 10 with water)

Application

Add a handful of RoPro bed and a small amount of ZeoBas to each fresh layer of kitchen waste in the Bokashi household bucket and spray with the EM Active solution. As soon as the container is full, collect the content in a location protected from the rain – ideally a composter open at the bottom.

TIMING AND FREQUENCY

As soon as the composter is full, compact the contents and seal the composter. Leave to mature until more organic material is visible (approx. 6 months).

Tip

The organic waste produced can be collected in a 2nd composter.

Application of Terra Preta substrate

Application

Kitchen waste enriched with Terra Preta technology produces very high-quality and nutrient-rich black earth. Simply spread in strips in beds, pots or containers.

Tip

Self-produced black earth is exceptionally rich in nutrients and ensures long-term soil fertility and high-yield soils.

Production of EM compost (Bokashi) for fertilisation

This method speeds up the maturing of organic material, suppresses decomposition and prevents unpleasant odours. Bokashi is an optimum fertiliser for improving the soil.

Building the heap

  • L
  • L
  • kg
  • L
  • Effective Microorganisms Active
  • Sugar cane molasses
  • ZeoBas (basal rock dust)
  • Water

Application

Add EM Active, sugar cane molasses, water and ZeoBas to the organic material and store in a covered air-tight container.

TIMING AND FREQUENCY

Repeat the process whenever organic waste is produced.

Tip

With very moist organic material, reduce or do not use water. With very high-energy material, reduce or do not use molasses.

Setting up a potato box with Terra Preta substrate

These boxes containing very valuable Terra Preta substrate can be planted as part of a rotation system or used as "potato boxes"

Producing a potato box with Terra Preta substrate

Application

You require: 3 gardening boxes (perforated in the base and sides), good potting soil or finished (Terra Preta) compost, Bio Bokashi Terra, kitchen Bokashi (organic kitchen waste fermented with EM Active), RoPro bed with ZeoBas (basal rock dust), seasonal garden mould and EM Active.

Tip

Do not apply Terra Preta compost so thinned out as normal compost; apply in strips.

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