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I have not posted any posts on Kompasiana for so long. The last article I posted on December 4, 2016. The main problem is the existence of another preoccupation, which is a follow-up article that I have written some time ago, that is Garbage Garbage, What Kudapat ?.
In the article, I wrote about the use of organic waste that I do to make compost. The result I use for planting media in pots in front of the house. Understandably living in a Type 36 house, there is no land left for cultivating activities. But apparently planted only with compost media, the plant growth is still not good, so that time I also want to be able to make liquid fertilizer from garbage.
Well, my wish was now realized. I have made a composter and produce liquid fertilizer leachate garbage, as well as realize the fertile and green plants with the fertilizer. There are several forms of composter, but I use the diagram as follows:
With a little modification for ease of manufacture, I can finally make the composter as below:
The process of making liquid fertilizer from the waste should be as follows: all the materials (garbage) are chopped and then put in the composter, give the composer bio-activator to assist the decomposition process (which has been diluted with 1 lt of water), add the rice washing water and brown sugar to add energy of the decomposer microbe. Enter the ingredients gradually while watering the decomposer microbe solution, then close tightly the composter. Water leachate or liquid compost can be used after two weeks. Furthermore, leaching of leachate can be done every 2-3 days as needed. If the composter is full, then the solid compost that is inside can be taken (to be a solid organic fertilizer) in accordance with the amount of new organic waste to be inserted (Source).
But what I do is the practical one. The principle is to produce leachate waste water to water the plants. After the garbage is put in, I enter the liquid waste from the kitchen (rice laundry, fish meat, etc.), then I leave it for 2 weeks, and then I use the water. Form of liquid that has become as follows:
Well, this water (although a bit smelly) I use to water a variety of plants in pots every two days. The fertility of my plants can increase rapidly. The proof, my potted plants (belimbing wuluh, brotowali, kantil flowers, mango, and tamarind) who had been living reluctant to die did not want, to be green again.
Therefore, next I plant the other plants, I choose vegetable crops that can quickly produce and utilized, namely cucumbers, pare, and chili. The plants can flourish, within 1 month already flowering and then bear fruit. Already several times the fruit can be picked and used to be used as vegetables and vegetables.
The next plants are tomatoes, eggplant, celery, kale, spinach, sweet potatoes, and long beans.
For the preparation of cucumber and pare substitutes that will be old, I have sown again cucumber and bitter crops.
In fact, teak seedlings are sowing the leaves also become green with a spray of this waste water.There is a sense of fun to cook vegetables from the produce of their own, and at the same time can feel how hard the farmers to be able to produce food.
And, the pare I picked rice had been processed so oseng pare for breakfast, pare and cabenya is the result of planting itself.