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Natural Farming- How to make LAB


You have read all of the benefits of using LAB in your garden, right?  If not check this out

Now its time to make the secret sauce. This process is extremely simple and straightforward.  Follow these steps, and you will have 10x your harvest in no time. 

You will need:

1.       Uncooked White Rice

2.       Chlorine-Free Water

3.       Milk- Cow, Coconut, Goat it is your choice

4.       A wide-mouth jar

5.       A Bowl

6.        Cheesecloth, paper towels, a towel- something to cover the jar opening.

7.       Rubberband

How To Make

1.       Take a cup of rice and pour 2 cups of chlorine-free water onto the rice.  Why chlorine-free?  The chlorine and other gases in the water have the potential of killing the very bacteria we are trying to collect.  If you do not have access to rainwater or additional chlorine-free sources, Catch tap water in a vessel and allow it to sit undisturbed for 24 hours.  That is enough time for the chemicals to off-gas and leave the water.

2.       Begin to wash the rice around with your hand.  The goal is to extract the starches of the rice into the water.  You will see the water begin to turn cloudy and milky colored. 

3.       Strain the rice from the water and catch the water in the wide-mouth jar.  Do not discard the rice; instead, use it to make IMO 1. 

4.       Cover the rice water with a paper towel, or cheesecloth, or whatever you have on hand.

5.       Set the jar on the counter, outside, inside wherever you see fit and leave for 2-3 days.  The amount of time necessary to capture the bacteria is related to the temperature. Remember, the bacteria we are trying to catch and will colonize the rice wash is present everywhere. No, really the bacteria is everywhere, its just unseen by the human eye.  Have you ever thought about all of the things we are not able to see with our naked eyes?  Mindblowing.

6.       After a few days, you will notice the rice wash water has a faint aroma. Strain the liquid if you want or don’t, the choice is up to you. 

7.       Now we are going to mix the milk and rice wash water, cover, and put away.  I have seen success with different ratios from 10 parts milk to 1 part rice wash all the way down to 3 parts milk to 1 part rice wash.  I have found that any rate between these works, but the most widely accepted standard is 10 to 1.

8.       After a few days, the amount of time depends on the temperature; you will see distinct layers;  Solids that are floating on the top, a yellowish, white liquid below, and third layer of white particles.  The Yellow liquid is what we are after.  That liquid is the LAB

9.       Separate the solids from the liquid.  You can use the solids to make cheese, yogurt, or you can feed it to your chickens.  Store the liquid in a jar in the fridge. It will keep for a year. If you add equal parts of molasses to the liquid, you can store it at room temperature.  Also, you are basically making something known as EM1. 

How to use

You must dilute this solution before use; dilute around ½ teaspoon- 1 teaspoon per gallon.  Spray on leaves, garden bed, compost heaps, put in animals water, spray chicken coop with it. See, there are many uses for this product.  That should show you how dope it is.  Read more about LAB here.


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