Jeevamrutham preparation for Home gardening
Today we learn the Jeevamrutham preparation steps. The microorganisms of the soil are the ones which are responsible for the increase in soil fertility of your home garden. For increasing the beneficial microorganisms in the soil, usage of Jeevamrutham is encouraged in organic gardening.
Jeevamrutham includes two words “Jeeva” and “Amrutham” which are derived from Sanskrit and are the most used by Hindus. The word “Jeeva” means a living organism and the word “Amrutham” stands for an elixir of life which has the capability to extend the life of any living organism. In this article, we will discuss how Jeevamrutham can be applied to the life of a crop. It is one of the best ways for the improvement of the number of microorganisms.
For the first 2 years, you can provide as much Jeevamrutham as possible. More culture you add gives you the best results. The environment which is ideal for the microorganisms to survive is that the soil temperature which is in between 24°C to 30°C, the humidity of 88%, and maintaining moisture in the soil. This type of climate is available only in the monsoons. You can also make this happen through mulching. Mulching will help in the creation of micro-environment which will help in the improvement of microorganisms, which will, in turn, result in the formation of humus.
Ingredients required for preparation of Jeevamrutham:
- Cow urine – ½ liter
- Cow dung – ½ kg
- Jaggery – 100 gms
- Basin powder – 100 gms
- Topsoil – 2 tablespoons
- In about 3 liters of water, you will need to add cow dung, cow urine, Jaggery, and besan powder.
- After that, stir all the contents with the stick. The stirring should be done in such a way that there are no lumps in the liquid.
- In this mixture, you will need to add 7 liters of water so that the solution will become up to 10 liters.
- This container should be kept in the shade in outdoors or it can also be kept under a tree. Now cover the container with a cloth.
- The liquid present in the container should be stirred every day in the morning and evening times for about 15 minutes.
- The preparation of Jeevamrutham will be done in 2 days. This can be applied to plants directly.
- Jeevamrutham can be sprayed on the plants. This solution will work as an antifungal, anti harmful bacteria spray.
Read: Homemade Organic Fungicides.
Liquid state Jeevamrutham:
This is the one which is explained above.
Semi-solid state Jeevamrutham:
If you are provided with an excess amount of cow dung, then you can use it in the preparation of semi-solid Jeevamrutham.
For the preparation of semi-solid state Jeevamrutham, you will require
- Cow dung – 50 kg
- Cow urine – 2 liters
- Jaggery – ½ kg.
- Pulses flour – ½ kg
- One handful of soil which is fertile
You will need to mix all the above ingredients by using little quantity of water. After that, start making small balls from the mixture. These balls must be kept in full sun in order to dry them. After that, these dry balls should be kept near the mouth of the sprinkler. When the water will fall on the semi-solid Jeevamrutham, the beneficial microbes will get activated.
This Jeevamrutham can also be called as Ghana Jeevamrutham. This can be prepared when there is no water available for the preparation of Jeevamrutham. If there is no labor available to prepare Jeevamrutham, you can prepare it all at once and make use of it later by storing it.
For the preparation of Ghana Jeevamrutham, you will need up to 50 kgs of cow dung. Spread all of this cow dung on the ground evenly for the formation of a layer. After that, add 5 liters liquid Jeevamrutham on this manure. Mix it completely. Now prepare the heaps of the cow dung and cover it by making use of a jute bag. This should be kept covered for 2 days for fermentation. Then, you should spread this mixture on the floor and let it dry in the sunlight.
After this is dried completely, you will need to store it in jute bags in the room. Air should be kept flowing. The storage of Ghana Jeevamrutham can be done for 6 months. At the time of sowing, you can use ghana Jeevamrutham. For each seed, you will need to use 2 handfuls of Ghana Jeevamrutham. At the time of flowering, you will need to add ghana Jeevamrutham between the lines of the plants on the soil. You can expect amazing growth of plants by using this.
Jeevamrutham application schedule:
The first spray of Jeevamrutham should be done after one month of sowing seeds in your garden. You will need to take 50 liters of water and add 2 ½ liters of Jeevamrutham which is filtered. This mixture should be stirred very well and should be used for vegetable plants. In the time of summer, the spraying should be done early in the morning or evenings. In the time of winters, spraying can be done at any time of the day.
When you see fruits, flowers and vegetables begin growing, you can use 50 liters of water along with 2 liters of sour buttermilk.
Manual application of Jeevamrutham:
When there is less water available and there is not even a sprayer, you can still apply Jeevamrutham to your plants.
In the first month after the seed sowing, you can add 1 cup of Jeevamrutham in between two vegetable plants on the soil surface. This should be repeated twice or thrice in a month.
That’s all about Process of Jeevamrutham making for your organic garden. Keep gardening!.