Sunday, March 15, 2009

Garbage Enzyme...

You are reading the title right. This is garbage enzyme. To tell it honestly, when I first read about this enzyme in our local daily, I wasn't the least interested in it. Sceptical would be the right word to describe my feelings. It wasn't until my friend dragged (yes practically had to) me to her toilet to show me how good this enzyme is was I convinced. It is also environmental friendly. This enzyme can be used for the washing of toilets, plates and even hair. One friend tried it on her dog which has skin problems and it kinda healed. I just have to start making it myself. Now to make this enzyme, you need 3 kg fruits peel, 1 kg brown sugar (not castor brown sugar)/molasses and 10 litres water. It has to be left to ferment for 3 months. Stir it occasionally to let the gas out.
The latest that I read in our local daily, vegetables scraps (uncooked) can also be used. According to my friend, if only citrus fruits' peel are used, the stench would be bearable. I decided to follow her advice. Who wants stench, right? Here in picture No. 1, those are the peels that I used.

This second picture is 3 days after I've started the process.

Picture 3...This is 1&1/2 months after.

Now, we'll wait for the 3 months period to be up and see the results, won't we? Stay with me...:o)


Shropshire lad and Suffolk lass said...

This looks interesting. Please do let us know how it continues. We have done something similar with comfrey leaves in the past: pack a bucket with the leaves (it's symphitum in Latin), cover with water, let it stew and become very smelly and dilute to use as a plant food. It's said to be rich in potassium, so good for promoting fruit and flowers. Comfrey also has bone-setting properties and is used in homeopathy, but I've only read about that. Plants really do have all the answers! Hope all is well with you. Where are you keeping the friut stew mixture?! All the best. said...

I have not heard of comfrey leaves, to be honest. Yes, I do agree that plant do have all the answers. This 'stew' stinks (though to me, I think it isn't all bad) but what it does really put me to work at it. I keep them (covered and it has to be covered all the time to prevent insects laying eggs and worms...!)at the back of the house.
All the best to you to and hope you are coping alright with the house reno. :o)