Have you ever wished for a magic spell to create a lush, blooming garden? You are not by yourself!
Many of our composting champions, who are also avid home gardeners, have done the same. They frequently ask us for simple and safe solutions to various garden problems. And, while there are numerous DIY solutions and garden products available, selecting one that is just right for you can be difficult... We understand.
This understanding has also strengthened our belief that, while we can treat the symptoms of plant diseases, we will not be healthy unless we enrich and nourish our soils. And now, for a healthy garden, we have Panchagavya - wonder plant food.
What is Panchagavya?
Traditional farming in India has always revolved around the cow, and Panchagavya has been an important part of such ancient farming practises. (Pancha five; gavya of the cow.) Panchagavya is made up of five main ingredients: milk, curd, ghee (clarified butter), cow dung, and urine from Desi cows. Daily Dump Panchagavya contains tender coconut, banana, jaggery, liquid Trichoderma, and enzymes.
How does Panchagavya benefit plant and soil health?
What this magical potion allows plants and soil to do is
improved soil fertility and microbial population growth
Plants now have more access to macro and micro nutrients.
Increased plant immunity and disease resistance
Organic plant growth that is healthy
Good yield consistency
Panchagavya contains a high concentration of macronutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, as well as micronutrients such as zinc, magnesium, calcium, copper, and manganese, all of which are essential for plant growth and development. It also contains a variety of amino acids, vitamins, and growth factors such as Auxins and Gibberellins.
Actinomycetes, Pseudomonas, Azotobacter, Lactobacillus, Yeast, photosynthetic bacteria, and fungi are just a few of the beneficial naturally occurring microorganisms found in Panchagavya that play an important role in crop growth and soil productivity.
Why Living Soil is important
The most important advantage of Panchagavya is that it aids in the formation and nourishment of living soil. Only living soil is considered healthy. Soil microorganisms play an important role in increasing soil fertility by breaking down organic matter into a form that plants can absorb, increasing aeration, strengthening soil structure, and acting as a sink for mineral nutrients.
We can only grow a variety of healthy plants for our nutrition if the soil is alive and healthy, with a diverse microbial population. Read on to find out why we all require Living Soil.
How to use Panchagavya in the garden?
Panchagavya should only be used after it has been diluted with water. A 3 percent solution is typically recommended, which equates to approximately 20-30ml Panchagavya for every 1000ml of untreated water.
1 cap Daily Dump Panchagavya per 2 litres of water
Apply as liquid manure: Once every two weeks, pour the diluted Panchagavya solution into your planters. Each plant requires approximately 250 ml of the diluted mixture.
Use as a pesticide: Fill a spray bottle halfway with the diluted solution and spray your plants once a month or whenever pests are visible in the garden. This solution should not contain any pesticides or chemicals.
As a seed treatment, use: Soak seeds in this solution for 15-20 minutes before planting.
After using the solution, you will notice a distinct odour that will last for about 8-10 hours. This is beneficial and necessary because it drives away unwanted plant pests.
Use the diluted solution within two days of preparation for the best results.
Plant Panchagavya only in indirect light or in the evening.
Panchagavya should be used within a year of being opened.
Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
Avoid over-closing the bottle.