Making EM Ready to Use
To make EM Ready to Use (RTU) (expanded EM)
You will need:
- A plastic container with lid
- An aquarium heater, or the means to keep container warm 25-35 C for 7 days
We recommend a 5% dilution of EM1 Concentrate with 5% Molasses to water e.g. To make 10 litres of EM-RTU, use the following process.
Always use clean equipment and chlorine free water (if water chlorinated then stand the water for 24 hours in an open container like a bucket, cover with muslin to prevent dust or other contaminants going into the water).
Firstly add your molasses to your container and put about 30% of your water in as hot or boiled water, then stir the solution to dissolve the molasses, then add the balance of cold water, the EM can be added before you top off the container with water. Stir the EM into the solution. Next you add your heater or place in a warm room. The requirement is 25-35 degrees C. If you have a thermostat heater set it on 30 degrees C. Seal the top with a lid or plastic glad wrap. An airlock is ideal, alternatively you will need to release the gas by loosening the lid every day, or just keep the lid slightly loose so that the gas can escape.
After 5-7 days, the EM-RTU will be ready for your garden. EM-RTU has a shorter life than EM1 Concentrate, and needs to be used within 2 months. Best to use within a week of making. Excellent for those large jobs around the garden. Always store in sealed container at room temperature and out of sunlight.
NOTE. Treat EM Garden or EM1 Concentrate and EM-RTU as the same, when calculating dilutions and application rates.
Watch the below demonstration Video "How to expand EM1"