Amrut Jal

AmritJal is a liquid organic fertilizer that increases the nutrient content of soil used in organic farming. 

How does the Amrut Jal work?

Fresh cow dung contains not only plant nutrients, but also millions of soil-friendly microorganisms. If they are adequately supplied, they will multiply. And when you feed these microorganisms to the soil, the soil will come back to life. Not only do they improve the structure of the soil, but they also begin to break down the available nutrients into a form that plants can easily absorb. The Amrut Jal manufacturing process is essentially a process that increases the number of microorganisms already available in the fresh cow dung of Indian cattle.

AmrutJal ingredients:

 [1] 1 liter of cow dung

[2] 1 liter of cow urine

[3] 50 grams of brown sugar

[4] 10 liters of water

Alternative to Black Jaggery: 6 overripe bananas or 2 tablespoons of sugar cane juice or 6 overripe jackfruits or other overripe sweet fruits (available on site)). Mix everything and store for 3 days. Stir the mixture clockwise and counterclockwise 2-3 times a day. On the 4th day, take 1 liter of this concentrated mixture and mix with 10 liters of water.

Cow dung

One gram of cow dung contains millions of microorganisms. They proliferate after 3 days of fermentation and accelerate their decomposition. Microbial activity is highest on the 4th day and then begins to decline. Therefore, for best results, you should use AmrutJal on the 4th day.

Cow urine

Cow urine contains 24 nutrients. Just as salt flavors our food, bovine urine makes compost microbially delicious.

Jaggery

The addition of jaggery supports fermentation.

Collect topsoil

What we call topsoil is in the corners and crevices of flowing waterways under large trees and bushes. Topsoil should be collected by rubbing (only 1 cm) a layer of non-rotating soil and never digging. This topsoil is a necessary ingredient as it contains important minerals as well as dormant microorganisms. By using this topsoil together with biomass (leaves), an atmosphere that activates dormant microorganisms is created. Mixing topsoil with moist biomass activates microorganisms. The quality of topsoil varies from region to region. Some areas have sandy soil, some have loam, and some have loam. If the soil in our area is too clay, we need to add 10% river sand to prevent the compost from hardening over time. Similarly, if the soil in our area contains too much sand, we need to add river silt or clay soil to get the proper soil structure. The ideal soil can be prepared with a balanced mixture of sand and clay.

Collect and use green biomass.

Collect different types of green biomass from the surrounding area. Cut the green parts of the plants and leaves and let them dry. When the leaves are dry, soak in Amruthjar for 24 hours. After soaking for 24 hours, this Amruthjar saturates all veins of the leaf branches. This Amrut Jal also provides microorganisms that accelerate the degradation process. Then place this layer of soaked biomass on the ground, then the layer of topsoil. Sprinkle Amruthjar to moisten Mother Earth. Repeat the layer until you reach the height of one leg. NS. About 15 to 20 layers. Alternating layers help to increase the surface area. This speeds up the disassembly process. The stake must be 3 feet wide, 1 foot high, and of any length. (The amount of biomass in the layer should correspond to the mineral content after complete decomposition.)  Every 7 days to the mountains. During this time, sprinkle Amrut Jal to moisten the stakes (do not soak).

Nursery soil / “Amruto Mitty” will be completed in 30 days.

Collection and use of dried biomass

If you use dried leaves for composting, you also need to add vegetables. The reason for this is that the dried leaves contain only 30% of nutrients (elements) and the remaining 70% are transferred from the tree to the mother plant before it collapses. Through experiments, we have found that different types of seeds can be used to green mountains to meet the food needs of the remaining 70%.

Method: Crush the dried leaves. This destroys the wax layer of the veins and allows Amruthjar to penetrate the veins. As mentioned above, arrange the layers of biomass so that the Mother Earth is scattered between the layers. After the 1520 layer, add a 2-inch layer of soil.

Pile greening

Collect readily available local seeds (preferably a mixture of seeds as described below) and soak in Amruthjar for 8 hours. Then spread them on a dry cloth overnight to germinate.

These sprouted seeds are then broadcast on heaps as explained above providing the layer of 2″ nursery soil or top soil on the heap (of biomass.)

The ratio is 10 grams per square foot. The seeds are then covered by soil. The layer of soil used should be double the size of the seeds. Cover the heap with 2 to 4 inches of mulch i.e. dry grass or dry leaves. Sprinkle Amrut Jal in order to maintain moisture levels continuously. Remove the top mulch after the seeds germinate. Sprinkle with Amrut Jal from time to time to maintain the moisture of the heap and microbial activity.

After the first 21 days interval

After 21 days, the seeds would have sprouted and grown to some height. Harvest (CUT OFF) 25 % of the greens, without disturbing the roots. Allow one inch of the stem to remain on the heap at the time of harvesting. Through this process, we are harvesting tender leaves of the plant and they are to be used in the compost heap. These tender leaves provide the nutrients zinc, boron, phosphate, molybdenum.

After the second 21 days interval

Let the cut sapling also grow for another 21 days. Then, again cut off 25% of the growth, which will consist of matured leaves. Put these green cuttings on the compost heap. These provide the nutrients nitrogen, magnesium, and potash.

After the third 21 days interval

Let this second time cut sapling, grow for another 21 days along with not pruned plants. On the 3rd 21st day i.e. the 63rd day, some plants would have started flowering. On this day remove all the plants by cutting them from the stem close to the soil. Chop them up into 2 or 3-inch pieces and spread them out on the heap of compost. Leave for 3 to 4 days till they become dry. Immerse them in Amrut Jal and then mix them into the heap. Composted heap is to be kept for 30 more days. However, after every 7 days, it should be tilled. These provide the nutrients Calcium, Silica, Boron, Iron, Manganese.

Best Indoor Plants for Home 

Highlights of this Process

·       At the flowering stage, microbial activity near the feeder roots zone is at its peak. The microbes facilitate maximum nutrition to the plant. As the plant is in the flowering stage it needs and is ready to receive all nutrition, so uprooting it at this stage along with attached soil, feeder roots, and utilizing it to make the heap will facilitate the growth of many different varieties of microbes in our heap.

·       Our heap (soil) will be rich bacteria and nutrition. Having bacteria of different varieties at different stages is beneficial in the same manner as utilizing parts of the plant at different stages to get maximum nutrition.

·       When the plant is in the flowering stage it contains nectar pollen and special hormones, it also has the vital energy at this stage at a higher level as the plant also wants to exist and the entire system is in the reproduction stage so it creates a system of microbial sources which protect the plant.

·       Through the greening process we start our search for plant nutrients, from our soil, and the growing parts of the plants which harvest the various nutrients necessary to build up the necessary volume of fertile nursery soil. It is not important whether plants grow vigorously or germinate and die or are suffering in keen competition. We can recycle this whole biomass to build up the limited requirement of soil.

The Benefits of Having Plants in Your Home

·       We are in sense repeating nature’s grassland and pasture ecosystem evolution in our limited space. Unless we raise such greening we will be losing our daily opportunity of harvesting sunlight that is otherwise lost forever the very night.

Use of Amrut Jal

Amrut Jal is great for watering plants on the 4th day. However, I also use it on the 3rd and 5th days. Used for almost all gardening work. They are:

1. Weekly watering of plants by Amrut Jal keeps the soil alive and nutritious.

2. Spraying filtered Amruthjar once a week or every 14 days will help reduce the potential for pest invasion. It is also an excellent foliar spray.

3. Seed treatment with Amruth Jar by soaking for 24 hours before sowing helps for a better germination rate and stronger plants.

4. 30 minutes of root canal treatment of seedlings before planting will help develop stronger and more disease-resistant plants.

5. Soak dried leaves or dried sugar cane bagasse in Amruthjar and use them as a plant mulch.