EM™ Garden Boost
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EM Garden Boost is a :
- Complete, all-purpose garden feeder with a boost of beneficial microbes
- Blend of Fish Hydrolysate and EM (Effective Microorganisms)
- Soil and plant feeder
- Microbial stimulant and fertility enhancer
- Natural product to help your lawn and garden
- Non toxic – Safe to use
- BioGro certified organic product
Garden Treatment: Use at 1% with water and thoroughly drench treatment area
Lawn: Apply the EM with a hose-end sprayer, backpack sprayer, or inject into irrigation system about every 10 days throughout the growing season.
Foliar spray: Add to spray bottle at 1% and spray foliage thoroughly
Repeat at intervals of 1 to 3 weeks during the growing season
How long does shipping take?
It can vary depending on your location but as a general rule we expect it to take 1-2 days for the South Island, 2-3 days for the North Island and generally an extra day for rural delivery.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for delivery costs on large volumes.
Rebecka Keeling, Slow Blooms Flowers, Matakana,NZ
"One way I make sure my seedlings get a good start is by soaking them with a mix of EM and seaweed when planting, and then water again with EM once planted out. The effective microorganisms are supporting the soil to support the plant in the same way as nature does it, as opposed to chemical fertilisers which of course are just adding the plant food artificially reducing the soil to a holding vessel for roots - not taking advantage of all its awesome innate qualities. Lately I’ve been using this product called EM Garden Boost"
Rebecka Keeling, Slow Blooms Flowers, Matakana, NZ
"EM is something I swear by in the garden. I saw the difference it made in my mum’s vege garden and I wanted the same. You can use it as is, or mix it with seaweed, Neem, bactur, copper, or whatever you use to feed and manage your garden. I use EM Foundation product to prep my soil for planting, and EM Foliar Enhance for quick pick me up feeds through the season. Organic and natural."
What is EM?
Effective microorganisms or EM are mixed cultures of beneficial microorganisms that can be applied as inoculants to increase the microbial diversity of soils and plants which, in turn, can improve soil health, and the growth, yield, and quality of crops.
How does EM actually work?
There is documented scientific evidence to indicate that EM cultures can
(a) suppress soil-borne pathogens,
(b) accelerate the decomposition of organic wastes and residues,
(c) increase the availability of mineral nutrients and useful organic compounds to plants,
(d) enhance the activities of beneficial, indigenous microorganisms, e.g., mycorrhizae,
(e) fix atmospheric nitrogen, and
(f) reduce the need for chemical fertilisers and pesticides.
Actually, EM tends to simulate the "rotation effect," a term used by agronomists to describe the regeneration of beneficial soil microorganisms and suppression of harmful ones which results from crop rotation.
Is EM an organic product?
Yes, EM is certified organic by BioGrow NZ and can be used in all types of organic systems.
What can EM be used for?
EM has a huge range of uses around the home, garden, farm, business, or industrial zone. Today EM is used in many systems pertaining to agriculture and environmental management. These range from crop and animal production systems, to livestock and aquaculture units. EM is used widely in environmental management for decomposition and more importantly for recycling of wastes, both solids and liquids.
The application and use of EM technology in NZ is wide and varied:
- From crops like peas, wheat, linseed to onions, potatoes, carrots and beans.
- From sheep, cows and deer, to pigs and chickens
- From wine grapes and olives to saffron and lavender
- From recycling food waste in restaurants and schools back to gardens
- From household food waste to larger office blocks and Universities collecting lunchtime food waste.
- From small composting toilets in holiday homes to large composting toilets in mountain chalets for trampers and mountaineers.
- From controlling odours at commercial and large municipal composting sites to controlling odours and improving water quality at vineyards treating their own wastewater.
Whilst initially the use of EM was confined to Agriculture, in recent times the growth sector has been vineyards and waste management. Visit the industries section of this website to find out more about EM's uses.