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Re: EM Effective Microorganisms
« Reply #50 on: May 24, 2011, 06:02:18 AM »
Hey Glenn, 

Since my last post I've made bokashi, pet food, fertilizers, bug repellants, and loads of AEM for various purposes.  The straight-up AEM is the most fun--room freshener, cleaner, de-greaser, general goodness-enhancer.

The two most telling examples are these:

Spraying AEM in 1:100 concentration on a concrete restaurant kitchen floor.  After 2-3 sprayings in 10 days the grease embedded in the floor basically disappeared, leaving easily cleanable concrete.

Making sprouted brown rice, my challenge has always been removing the waste while maintaining temperature.  In the winter I need to keep it submerged, and the water can get rancid quickly while I'm not looking.  In the summer I like to sprout it in covered sieves like alfalfa sprouts on a larger scale; it's not in water but hot temps here make it a race against time to rinse it enough times in a day.  In experiments so far, a little AEM in room-temp water (in early summer) has kept the waste products in the water well under control.

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« Reply #51 on: May 25, 2011, 05:37:38 PM »
Thanks for posting your results, observations and experimentation info, bluescrubby. 

It is great to see results like this and keep track of all of the experimentation information and learn what others are doing with it.
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« Reply #52 on: October 08, 2011, 02:54:36 PM »
We are still using the EM though I have not been here to comment on it.

Sassy keeps a batch ready all of the time.  We spray it on the cows poor grass hay and it helps to break it down for better food value as suggested by Myo.  I notice that after I sprayed it over hay that was out for feed, that where it had EM washed in by the rain it was getting pretty hot just a few days later.  No mold noted and the cows liked it - no problems noted from their eating it.
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« Reply #53 on: March 26, 2012, 07:37:03 PM »
Update on EM for Poison Oak and Poison Ivy.... Still working.  Ref from airloom's thread regarding use of AEM ....

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Airloom, are you using the AEM the same as Sassy does for your Poison Ivy.  She rubs it on full strength at the first sign of a rash or itching and it is gone in a few hours and the itching stops in a few minutes. 

If she does not put it on she gets major hive type rashes and itches for weeks.  Our experimentation on her confirms over and over that it works..

Note that we have had our first gallon of the factory stuff for over a year and it seems to be losing strength.  Ordered a new one last week.  Also ordered some of the Probiotic EM - special formula with extra good bugs to try out (regular EM is also good for you- many recipes using EM1 and the other is based on it).

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« Reply #54 on: April 30, 2012, 10:23:26 AM »
We got a fresh batch ready of the EM  :)  Gave some to our pastor who tries to avoid commercial products for gardening & is interested in using for cleaning, mold, poison oak, etc. 

Sharing the links to   http://emrojapan.com/  &  the http://www.teraganix.com/  website w/a chiropractor & naturopath.  He's written a book & is very knowledgeable on alternative methods of health treatments etc.
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« Reply #55 on: June 21, 2012, 04:54:25 PM »
Using EM in the garden this year again to help break down compost and fix nitrogen in the soil.  Sprayed a general spray at about 1 to 100 before planting the new area.  Also sprayed the plants for their general health.
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Re: EM Effective Microorganisms
« Reply #56 on: November 23, 2012, 09:13:27 AM »
Maybe the EM is why my broccoli grew so big... forgot I used it until I checked back here.  Looking for a link for a friend.  Just gave him some EM and now he wants an education on it.  :)
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« Reply #57 on: June 03, 2013, 10:13:22 AM »
Update... a friend sprayed his garden with EM last year and noted one bean plant grew a 4" diameter trunk and one cherry tomato grew 8' tall and had an estimated 2000 tomatoes on it....  It was notable because he had not had this type of result before and the EM was the only difference he could think of.  I think he just sprayed it 1000 to one on everything.  The idea is to inoculate the soil and establish beneficial bacteria colonies.

It seems that not all react this way though in the right conditions some plants grow exceedingly well.  I have noted great production on many areas I have used it on.
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« Reply #58 on: June 03, 2013, 07:10:39 PM »
Did you say that this was reported to work as an insect repellant too? 

I'm heading to an outpost in Ontario this summer and would be willing to try some up there in mosquito heaven.  Still going to bring my DEET though  ;D
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« Reply #59 on: June 07, 2013, 11:24:56 AM »
Not exactly as an insect repellant, Frank.  It just transforms manure and smelly things like rotting fish fertilizer and waste water into more healthy things that bugs don't like.  Probably most effective with flies.  In a high enough concentration it may change the ph of water into something mosquitoes don't like but generally I don't think it will be effective against them.

Sprayed on manure in barnyards it does cut way down on the amount of flies and the smell.

Sprayed on garden areas it improves the health of the plants and makes their growth much more vigorous in most cases and stronger plants are more resistant to pests and diseases.  In areas where things are grown organically without use of pesticides it is important that the plants are strong.

...actually to tell you the truth though...I have never tried to see if it had any repellant effect in mosquito areas.....

We still swear by it for relieving poison oak if it is put on the first day of exposure up to when the itch is first noticed.  It seems to eat the oil away and neutralize it as can be attested to by Sassy, one of the worlds most sensitive poison oak victims.... :)
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« Reply #60 on: June 07, 2013, 03:24:14 PM »

Doggone.  I had hoped for a non-DEET repellent that was safe for putting on kids.  You have me intrigued with this recipe though.  I may try it for some of my plants and see if the yield is different.
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« Reply #61 on: June 03, 2016, 09:52:30 AM »
Garden time is here and just referred a friend to this topic.  This is famous across Asia for good reason.  Available here from Terraganix.  I just mixed up a fresh batch with blackstrap molasses myself the other day.

It seems that some plants in the garden will really take off growing with this stuff when conditions are right but all benefit.
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« Reply #62 on: April 22, 2019, 08:55:17 AM »
Bringing this topic back to life as I am currently in Fort Wayne, Indiana and a friend has a basement moisture problem causing musty smells. I encourage everyone to read this topic from the start and I am sure you will find information that is of use to you whether your dog caught a skunk, you got poison oak (it is a cure applied full strength) or you want your garden to thrive. I have seen plants turn gigantic with EM applied, but on the average they will grow at least 1/3 better than without it in side by side trials. Enjoy. 😊
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« Reply #63 on: April 22, 2019, 09:05:22 AM »
Note that I applied full strength AEM to two people within the last two weeks and both reported relief from the itch or cure of the poison oak. My thought is that the AEM good bacteria eats the oil out of the pores just as it removes the oil stains from concrete. No danger, as Andrew mentioned, you can drink it. I have also. 😊
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