Captain Ozone

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Anyone seen the new Captain America movie? Comic superhero comes to life on-screen... I thoroughly enjoyed the show and wish he was real in the light of the rising crime rate ;-)

In conjunction with Earth Day month, I would like to dedicate this post for those who care for Mother Earth. Anyone heard of Garbage Enzyme? It has been promoted a long time ago by the inventor, Dr Rosukon Poompanyong. 

She has been involved in enzyme research for more than 30 years and is a pioneering farmer in organic movement and the founder of the Organic Agriculture Association in Thailand. 

The benefits of Garbage Enzyme are countless. In the garden, the enzyme can be a natural pesticide, soil improver as well as an organic fertiliser. It converse ammonia to nitrate, a nutrient that would help boost fruit and vegetable quality and increase agriculture output. 

The organic substance can also be utilised as an air and water purifier, household cleaning agent, insecticide, natural antiseptic and also to remove debris that have clogged the pipes or toilet bowls.

To make the enzyme, start by cutting fruit peels into small pieces and dung them into prepared sugar water. If you do not have enough peels at one go, you can top it up later to achieve a final ratio of 1 part sugar, 3 parts kitchen waste and 10 parts water. 

Mark the start date of the production time on a self-stick label.

Release gas to prevent the bottle from bursting as the mixture will produce gases that increase pressure within the bottle. Open the cap daily for the first month and when necessary for the rest of the brew time. 

After at least 3 months of fermentation period, separate the residue by filtering garbage with a strainer.

Read more about the enzyme in my article that was published in the News Straits Times today.

Ozone gas (O3) is released right from the beginning of the Garbage Enzyme fermentation. O3 reduces carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere and heavy metals in the clouds that traps heat. When heat is able to be released into space, the Earth is cooler :-D

My garden 'heart' Garbage Enzyme :-)

Osmanthus fragrans
Sweet Olive or Fragrant Olive

Be Captain Ozone!

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  1. Here, the gardeners use MOL=mikro organisme lokal (Local Micro Organism). We make it from kitchen scraps, especially fruit's peels. It's similar with your 'garbage enzyme'. It's very popular on amateur gardener's communities.

    1. Must be similar. This concoction (Garbage Enzyme) is very easy to make but the benefits are countless :-)

  2. Very interesting. I've never heard of this before Steph thanks for enlightening me :)

    1. Over here, this is not new anymore. It has been introduced to many more than ten years as far as I could remember. It is great for mopping my terazo and parquet floors as well. Just a capful of the enzyme to slightly more than a bucket of water.

  3. Hi Stephanie,
    I have always wanted to make my own enzyme, but never did!
    Will hope over to read your article.
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi kitchen flavours, Yes, we all heard about it before and for many years right? After I made it, I told myself if only I started making this earlier... I would have saved lots of money already ;-D Btw it can be used to wash vegetables.

  4. Interessante , uma ótima receita para as plantinhas.

  5. Thanks for sharing! I plan to try it out.

  6. Very timely post, Steph. I've just been looking into this.

    I got information on something quite similar in Korean Natural Farming. You take a jar and put down a layer of brown sugar, then you add a layer of the growing tips of any fast growing plant or weed, then another layer of brown sugar, etc. You let it ferment for a week. Then you add molasses to preserve the fertilizer for future use.

    1. Thanks Prospero. It is good to know about the Korean Natural Farming. Will check and try that kind of fertiliser one day. fyi, the Taiwanese are very into natural farming as well.



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