The handbook has all this info and more.
Jean-Paul Calderone wrote:Can someone expand these acronyms?
LAB? FPJ? KNF? OHN? WSC?
At least I know OK and IMO
Gurkan Yeniceri wrote:WS-Ca (aka WSC) is not used during the seedling stage as it will stop growth.
IMO, FPJ, OHN, FAA and LAB can be used.
Prepare an SSES solution to wash the seeds first.
Prepare a seedling soil with IMO, OHN, FPJ and LAB
Once you see 3rd leaf, start using FAA
Jean Paul, download the slides I prepared.
Wendy Smith Novick wrote:Here is a link to the book https://ilcasia.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/chos-global-natural-farming-sarra.pdf
Jeff Merryman wrote:I would use the maintenance solution with FAA added to it once true leaves are produced.
Master Cho says a hard life make a great plant.
He also says the seed contains enough food for the little plant to get started.
I also like to use FAA as a soil feed at a rate of 1:1000 because properly made FAA has mineral A in it which helps excite the microbes and helps develop roots.
Gurkan Yeniceri wrote:Korean Natural Farming is established by Cho Han Kyu after he studied natural farming in Japan. He mixed the Korean cuisine with farming practices to come up with cheap solutions for farmers.
Later he and his son established JADAM (not an abbreviation) which means "People that resemble nature" to help farmers to produce high yield without using corporate fertilizers.
Han Kyu talks about nutritive cycle of a plant which when observed we can see that at different stages, it needs different kind of fertilizer
These cycles are:
Vegetative Growth Stage (from seed to first flowers or 3rd set of leaves)
Cross Over Period (first flower to visible fruit)
Reproductive Stage (fruit ripening stage)
Dormancy period (added by me)
The preparations in Korean Natural Farming are:
IMO - Indigenous Micro Organisms
Collecting healthy starter culture from a healthy area and inoculating your land with it. Rice or potato used.
FPJ - Fermented Plant Juice
A chosen plant is mixed with half its weight of sugar. Dry sugar does an osmosis affect rapturing the cell walls and releasing the nutrients.
FFJ - Fermented Fruit Juice
Fruits of a chosen plant mixed with same weight of dry sugar. Resulting liquid used on plants
OHN - Oriental Herbal Nutrients
Garlic, Angelica, ginger or turmeric, licorice and cinnamon tinctured using vodka. This is a strong antifungal and used as a medicine on plants
FAA - Fish Amino Acids
Wild caught fish pieces mixed with equal amount of dry sugar. Resulting nitrogen based fertilizer used on plants
LAB - Lactic Acid Bacteria
Rice wash cultured first to collect bacteria and inoculated with milk. LAB used on compost and gardens
WS-K or WP - Water soluble potassium
Potassium rich plants like tobacco, spinach, broccoli, cucumber, zucchini etc. dunked in water. Liquid then used on plants.
WS-PA or WPA - Water soluble Phosphoric Acid
Charred parsley or sesame stems dunked in water to extract phosphoric acid
WS-CA or WCA - Water Soluble Calcium
Slightly cooked egg shells mixed with vinegar which dissolves the calcium. Resulting liquid diluted and used on plants
WS-CaPo or WCAP - Water soluble calcium phosphate
200 grams of charred bones mixed with 2L of vinegar. It dissolves calcium phosphate into the liquid.
BMW - Bacterial Mineral Water
Granite, basalt, elvan, marble stones continuesly washed with IMO4 inoculated water. This process dissolves the minerals from rocks.
BRV or ACV - Brown rice or Apple cider vinegar
used diluted in other preperations
Yeast - Collected yeast used in preperations
SW - Sea water
Surface sea water collected and diluted to get the benefit of sea water micro-organisms
I have prepared a slide show with in-depth recipes, mixtures, when to use with links to Chris Trumps videos. I update the slides from time to time when a comment comes from the FB Korean Natural Farming Group.
JADAM later on established by Cho Han Kyu's son Youngsang Cho and eliminated sugar from its recipes. I see JADAM as a complimentary to KNF as the recipes are different but principles are pretty much same.