Buttermilk Solution

Ingredients:

  • 5 Liters Buttermilk
  • 1 Liter Tender coconut
  • 1-2 kg Chigare /Arappu  leaves or (250-500 gms leaf powder)
  • 500 Gms Waste fruit or 1 Liter juice from waste fruit.
Preparation:
  • Mix the buttermilk and tender coconut.
  • Crush the arappu (Chigare) leaves well.
  • If using waste fruit, add it to the crushed leaves and put this mixture in a nylon mesh and tie it.
  • Immerse the mesh in buttermilk tender coconut solution.
  • Let it ferment for seven days.
  • By using the nylon mesh we could avoid the need for filtering the solution wile spraying.
  • If you use Chigare /Arappu Leaf powder use fruit juice instead of waste fruit.
  • Mix all four ingredients and let it ferment for seven days.
  • Wherever Chigare/arappu is not available you may use soap nut seed powder.
  • Many plant parts when they ferment release a sticky gum-like liquid.
  • You may add this liquid to the buttermilk and let it ferment.
Usage:
  • Mix (10) Ten liters water with 500ml to 1 Liter solution and spray.
  • This helps plant growth, repels insect, and adds resistance to fungal diseases.
  • This solution has the same potential as that of Gibberelic acid.

Buttermilk Solution Improved Method :

This is an easy to make and improved version of buttermilk solution. 

Ingredients:
  • 4 Liters Buttermilk
  • 1 Liter Tender coconut
  • 250 Ml Papaya fruit pulp
  • 100 Gms Turmeric Powder
  • 10-50 Gms Hing (Asafetida) powder
  • Any two of the following tender leaves
  • 100 to 200 grams each  Neem, Thulasi, Chigare/arappu, Custard apple, Lakki/nochchi, Aloevera and Pudina.
  • Cut these leaves into small pieces and mix this in the above solution.
  • Let it ferment for 7 days.
Usage:
  • Mix (10) Ten liters water with 500ml to 1 Liter solution and spray.
  • This helps plant growth, repels insect, and adds resistance to fungal diseases.
  • This solution has the same potential as that of Gibberelic acid.

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