Same, until I started using clonex as a rooting gel. It’s super strong shit, however in my experience the genetic one works just as well. Some people even double dip into both, l just don’t see the need.
What is Lactobacillus?
The name “Lactobacillus” actually refers to a genus of probiotics, or beneficial bacteria, that make up a major portion of the lactic acid bacteria group. These types of bacteria convert sugars to lactic acid and help to break down and ferment organic material. Ways to Use Lactobacillus Drain Cleaner
One of our favorite ways to use our homemade lactobacillus serum (recipe below) is to help clear clogged or stinky drains. Depending upon the severity of the clog, dump anywhere from a few tablespoons to a liter of your lactobacillus mixture (diluted serum) down the problematic drain and allow it to set so that the bacteria can begin to break down the clog. You can let the mixture sit overnight for more clogged drains, or you can use this technique for periodic maintenance to avoid allowing clogs to form. If you have a septic tank, you can also pour some of the lactobacillus mixture into your toilet every couple of months in order to help keep your septic system clear. Make Probiotic Foods
Lactobacillus is a beneficial bacteria that is also typically present throughout the body, making up a good portion of the microorganisms found within the digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. These bacteria maintain a mutually beneficial relationship with the human body, protecting the host against pathogens, and receiving nutrients from the host in return.
Because of its beneficial contributions to wellness, lactobacillus is often consumed in foods such as yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut, and sourdough, or via dietary supplements. You can even use lactobacillus to make your own probiotic drink right at home! Simply mix one or two tablespoons of the diluted lactobacillus serum into a cup of water and drink, especially after meals. The probiotics will aid digestion, helping you to feel less bloated and sluggish.
Your homemade lactobacillus mixture can also be added to homemade yogurts to boost their probiotic value. In addition, the cheese-like curds that are created during the fermentation process are also packed full of probiotic goodness. While they are safe for human consumption, some people may find the odor off-putting, but many pets and livestock find the healthy curds quite delectable! Digestive Health
Adding lactobacillus to your routine can help to establish and maintain digestive health and to treat and prevent symptoms of bacterial imbalance (such as diarrhea and yeast infections). Lactobacillus can also be used topically in the treatment of dermatological conditions such as eczema. This is one reason lactobacillus is one of the primary ingredients in our Lactsoapcillus line of hand and bar soaps. Garden Input
As if those home and health benefits weren’t enough, lactobacillus has many applications in the garden, as well. Another one of our favorite uses for lactobacillus is in our Kashi Blend, which can be used as a microbial soil builder, compost accelerator, and odor eliminator.
Kashi Blend is a diverse-grain bokashi, which refers to a specialty form of fertilizer that incorporates the principles of inoculated fermentation. When used as a compost additive, bokashi helps convert food waste and other organic matter into a nutrient-rich soil amendment. Bokashi can also be added directly as a top-dressing in order to inoculate the soil or promote the production of beneficial bacteria. It can also be diluted for use as a spray or added to compost tea. If you wish, you may also use lactobacillus to make your own bokashi at home.
Info taken from https://growingorganic.com/ipm-guide/how-to-make-lactobacillus/⚠️