Bartering your HomeBiogas Fertilizer
Generating too much liquid organic Fertilizer? No such thing. The HomeBiogas by-product is actually a useful community exchange currency.
It is true that our main mission is to provide clean biogas for home cooking; but in this post the by-product of this waste to energy process – liquid organic fertilizer – gets the center stage.
The HomeBiogas fertilizer is a liquid produced from the organic waste you throw into the system sink. The fertilizer is essentially the discharge from the digester tank at the back of the unit. This discharge, the result of a long digestion process, can accelerate plant growth and resilience to diseases.
Like most of us HomeBiogas system users, our Marketing VP Muli Lahav gets up to 10 liters of fertilizer every day. But one can only use so much of this good stuff… So why not give some away? Or better yet, use it as a currency in a community exchange?
If you live in small community like our sales-savvy Muli, you can take a lesson in bartering using your surplus fertilizer containers as a currency. Muli put a note on his community board saying he is interested in trading 20 containers of HomeBiogas organic, homemade fertilizer. Then he put fertilizer containers in his front yard and waited for his neighbors’ offerings.
Here is what he got for 20 fertilizer containers:
- 4 Homemade olive oil natural soap bars
- 3 kilos of organically grown tangerines and grapefruit
- An up-cycled garden rocking chair
Give you homemade fertilizer trading a try and tell us what you got for your containers! Message us at [email protected]
HomeBiogas Fertilizer FAQs:
Q: What nutrients does the fertilizer contain?
A: The fertilizer is packed with macronutrients (NPK) and micronutrients (Ca, Mg, S, B, Cu, Fe, Mn, Zn ).
Q: Why is organic fertilizer better than chemical?
A: With organic fertilizer soil remains loose, airy, hold more moisture and nutrients. This promotes healthier plant root development.
Q: Why is liquid form better?
A: Fertilizers that exist as solute are absorbed by plants quickly.
Q: Do I need to dilute the liquid before application?
A: The fertilizer should be diluted with water at a 5:1 ratio of water to fertilizer before use.
Q: What types of plants is it suitable for?
A: The HomeBiogas is suitable for most gardening and small-scale agricultural yields.
Written by: Inbal Elad
Inbal is a content & marketing communications professional, focusing on Ag-Tech and Renewable Energy.