Liquid Indigenous Microorganisms aka limo
- This post is from my blurt blog
LIQUID INDIGENOUS MICROORGANISMS aka LIMO
Using the IMO 3
First, I would love to direct you to one of the main Korean Natural Farming teachers I learned from and one of his videos on this process called Liquid Indigenous Microorganisms aka LIMO.
LIMO Materials Needed:
- 5+ gallon bucket
- Air Pump (with correct airflow).
- I used an aquarium air pump and another air pump I bought from https://www.buildasoil.com. I am used to using this type on 40-50 gallon brews over the years.
air pump from buildasoil
Aquarium air pump
2- blue air stones
1-5 gallon Paint Strainer or ≥ 400 micron mesh honey bag.
Imo3 solution without the IMO 2
Fermented Plant Juice (FPJ)- 7.5 mls per gallon
Brown Rice Vinegar (BRV)- 7.5 mls per gallon
Oriental Herbal Nutrient (1 year old)- 3.7 mls per gallon
Salt Water or Sea Salt- 5 oz or 0.2-0.3 oz
Humic Acid- 15mls per gallon leachate/ vermicompost sourced. 7.5 mls per gallon for store bought.
LIMO How To:
I added 40 gallons of water to a clean 50 gallon container.
I place the IMO 3 in a mesh sack 400u honey mesh bag.
I then placed the blue air stone from the aquarium pump into the mesh bag containing the IMO 3, so it doesn't go anaerobic, using a zip tie to secure the air hose to the bag. Then I placed the second stone in the bottom of the 50 gallon container.
I Added the LIMO Solution inputs and let brew.
- Brew for 36 hours, it should smell sweet.
- shorter time (24 hours) in hotter temperatures 80° F
Strain if necessary
LIMO Application Notes:
Apply at a rate of 20 gallons per acre* via sprayers
or Apply at a rate 25 gallons per 0.25 acre (11000 sq ft) MAX.
The more you dilute, you can spread out farther, but your reducing the amount of applied microbes for a given area
For Trees use at full strength
For veggies and leafy greens dilute 50%
For foliar application dilute 50%
For sensitive plants such as orchids dilute 75%
*Use to prevent pathogens
LIMO works almost as good as IMO
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