For sure, thanks for the in depth reply I really appreciate it...I'm getting started with my first ferments (Aloe FPJ, Ginger & Garlic OHN) and LAB, but I was stumped on a source or substitute for Tobacco Stems for water soluble potassium...can i just do a banana FPJ? I recently picked up some watercress and stinging nettle and figured they might be a viable replacement?You did not miss any chapters. Normal to get confused, some growers combine both or only use a portion of the KNF system instead of using as designed.
JADAM farming, which is a Korean acronym for "people who are like Nature", was developed in the 90's by Dr. Cho's son, Youngsan Cho! JADAM ultra low budget organic farming is an anaerobic tea system of farming, where you ferment forest soil with starchy potato water and sea salt (for nutrients), cover the lid and let that go for 36-48 hours, diluate at peak and apply. They also go into making a mix of different other potent special plant biofertilizers. JADAM does incorporate IPM into the system by providing recipes and education on how to make your own non-toxic pesticides and other IPM inputs. JADAM is gaining popularity because of its simple ease at any scale, its effectiveness, and is fast and cheap. Downside to JADAM is that these anaerobic teas smell Bad at times.
Hope that helps, Happy Growing.