Friday, September 16, 2011

How to make Fermented Plant Juice (FPJ)

In previous article we had mentioned on How to make Fermented Fruit Juice (FFJ) which is called the husband of Fermented Plant Juice (FPJ). In this article we focused in fermenting plant juice to help Fermented Fruit Juice (FFJ) produce a better yield in organic Farming.

Use any green colored leaves such as kangkong, kamote, kalabasa, alugbati tops, bambooshoots, malunggay, Banana trunk,stem and blossom, Water Spinach, Bamboo Shoots, Green grasses, Bamboo leaves, Duck Weed, azola and aloe vera and other fast growing plants can also be used. Fresh, juicy, succulent leaves are best. Seaweeds also can be used or whatever edible plants and vegetables you have in your area.

Here is the procedure in making Fermented Plant Juice (FPJ):

• Gather all the material before sunrise or early morning. Do not wash the material but please remove soil.

• Produce 3 kg of material mix of different kinds of materials.

• Mix plant material with 1/2 kg of sugar, coat the plant evenly and gently hand do not crushed.

• Put in a plastic or clay container, and must be at least 3/4 is filled.

• Add weight on top of mixture either big rock or anything heavy.

• Wait 5 hours. Remove weight.

• Sprinkle 1/2 kg of sugar to layer on top of plant material no mixing is needed.

• Cover with paper, tie with string, and keep 7-10 days. It is suggested to write the date on the paper when to harvest.

• After due date drain the liquid and place in plastic bottles always leave about 1/3 of bottle empty.

• After harvesting plant material can be used as animal feed or compost.

• The Fermented Plant Juice (FPJ) should have a pleasant smell and sweet, tangy taste. It can be keeps for about one year in cool place and must be not exposed to directly to sunlight.

Warning: Do not tighten bottle lid for 2 weeks wait until tiny bubbles disappears or before bottling to allow gasses to escape and avoid a sticky explosion.
The Fermented Plant Juice (FPJ) can be used by spraying directly to the leaves of the plant early morning or afternoon, just add 2 spoons Fermented Plant Juice (FPJ) to 10 liters water.

Natural or organic farming is the best way to achieve top quality and harvest with a lesser investment and most of all it help save our mother nature.

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