The pursuit of Organic Gardening is not a bed of roses and when we consciously choose to eliminate the use of chemicals in our garden.
We are often faced with many challenges such as pest control and soil fertility issues.
It was after many years of research and studies to find alternative natural methods and organic alternatives, did I chanced upon the wonders of enzymes, probiotics, and the use of good bacteria in Organic Gardening.
I hope through this easy-to-read article, I can introduce you to the amazing benefits and science behind this, particularly the use of eco enzyme in Organic Gardening.
What is Eco Enzyme?
Eco Enzyme, or Garbage Enzyme is a multipurpose solution produced from the fermentation of fresh kitchen waste, sugar, and water.
It was first introduced by Dr. Rosukon Poompanvong from Thailand, who has been actively involved in enzyme research for more than 30 years and she encourages people to make eco enzyme at home to ease global warming.
The idea was to cultivate enzymes into organic cleaners, from waste that we normally thrash as garbage.
You would have commonly heard of its various applications as a household cleaner.
It is also a disinfectant and can purify air from airborne bacteria due to its ability to kill bacteria and fungus.
Cheap and easy to make, you can reduce your usage of chemical-based detergents using eco enzymes.
So How does Eco Enzyme work in Agriculture or Gardening use?
We can use Eco Enzyme for Organic Gardening to achieve the following:
– Build Fertile Soil, the nutrition that are contained inside the fruit and vegetable residue from processing an eco enzyme can be utilised as natural fertilisers.
– As a Natural Pesticide to repel pests & insects
– As a Natural Herbicide or weed killer
– Enhance Photosynthesis so that plants get more nutrients and roots absorbs more air
– Stimulate Plant Hormone to improve quality of edible crops like fruits and vegetables
– Keeps the Air in the farm atmosphere Cool & Clean
– Clean Dirty and Impure Water for Irrigation
By reducing or eliminating the use of chemicals, we can play our part in protecting the environment with less pollution. More importantly, we can ensure our food is truly organic and safe.
Understanding Enzymes for Plants
Enzymes are extremely small, yet powerful proteins made of complex chains of amino acids. They have the power to break down things into smaller components and can even modify or create things!
In fact, it is essential to all life forms, without which, there would be no life.
To simplify things for easy understanding, soil microbes use these specialized proteins to break down nutrients into small enough molecules for plants to absorb through their cell wall.
Plants draw all necessary nutrients for growth from soil thus enzymes are critical components to support plant growth.
This is because most of the organic material in soils and soil-less medium are too big and insoluble for plants to absorb.
For gardeners, you would want to know that plants can partner with enzymes to efficiently cycle the nutrients in their proper ratio automatically to meet plant nutrient demands too.
The ability to breakdown complex organic materials is what makes adding enzymes to your garden maintenance very beneficial to plants.
Some enzymes break down rotten roots and bad bacteria to improve soil structures through eliminating dead materials.
In the process, new air and water channels are created to keep the soil medium clean and cool from heat.
In summary, through fermentation, the ingredients used for making eco enzyme will create an enzymatic system beneficial for your plants.
This enzymatic system will naturally synthesize with plant proteins to promote better plant growth and inhibit harmful microorganisms.
Through better research and understanding of the nature and the natural methods to managing common gardening issues like soil fertility, pests, and diseases, it is not difficult to find easy as well as economical means to growing organically for environment sustainability and cleaner, better food for you and your love ones.
I hope with this article, you have learnt something new and discovered the many benefits of using eco enzymes in your organic gardening journey.
In case, you are too busy with making your own eco enzymes, you can always purchase our specially formulated GWP Soil Probiotics from our Online Shop here.
The GWP Organic Soil Conditioner / Soil Probiotics is made from fresh orange skins extract through a fermentation process and has the natural pest repelling characteristic of orange skins which is ideal for all types of edibles and flowering plants.
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