I’ve been making anaerobic liquid fertilizer for years now.
It’s become such a normal part of my gardening that I sometimes forget how rabid people get about aerobic compost tea and composting with “good” bacteria as opposed to “bad” bacteria.
My experiments with anaerobic composting in barrels of water started with weed and manure tea left to steep, then kept expanding from there until they hit the fully fledged corn-feeding uber-corn-boosting method I describe in Compost Everything: The Good Guide to Extreme Composting.
For a long time I felt like I was standing alone on a high and solitary peak of knowledge, isolated from the rest of the gardening and farming world… until I came across JADAM Organic Farming, also known as Korean Natural Farming.
I just finished reading that book, which you can find here on Amazon.
A sizeable part of the JADAM method relies on – you guessed it – barrels of anaerobic organic liquid fertilizer, based on ancient methods of farming.
It turns out I was sharing my lofty promontory with a band of Koreans who staked it out centuries ago.
It’s nice to have company!
In my most recent video, I demonstrate how I am turning wild cucumber vines into fertilizer for my garden:
If life gives you weeds, feed them to your plants!
God provides what we need – we often just miss it.
Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.
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Save Me, O My God
Psalm 3: A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son. (ESV)
3 O Lord, how many are my foes!
Many are rising against me;
2 many are saying of my soul,
“There is no salvation for him in God.” Selah
3 But you, O Lord, are a shield about me,
my glory, and the lifter of my head.
4 I cried aloud to the Lord,
and he answered me from his holy hill. Selah
5 I lay down and slept;
I woke again, for the Lord sustained me.
6 I will not be afraid of many thousands of people
who have set themselves against me all around.
7 Arise, O Lord!
Save me, O my God!
For you strike all my enemies on the cheek;
you break the teeth of the wicked.
8 Salvation belongs to the Lord;
your blessing be on your people! Selah