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How To Make Deep-Bedding System (DBS)

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1. Dig one (1) meter deep. Keep an inch of solid ground from the walls intact. This way the pigs could not burrow under and eventually eat your hollow blocks walling. 

2. Start filling up your hole by putting a half- foot of dried coconut hulls.

 Sprinkle with indigenous microorganism (IMO2) – prepared by diluting a small sardines tin can of pure IMO2 in a pail of water which is around fifteen (15) liters. 

3.Chop the usual slice of coconut husk into three (3) and fill up a foot of it to the hole.

4. Gather dried leaves and fill up another foot. Sprinkle with IMO2.

5. Fill up the remaining hole with a combination of fertile soil, sawdust, carbonized rice hull, and salt.

To mix, i use this ratio:

3 sack of sawdust,

3 sack of rice hull, (better if you can carbonize it)

4 sack of soil,

3 kg of salt.

Sprinkle generously with IMO2 while mixing. Form in to a pyramid and cover for three (3) days. This is to allow the IMO to multiply in the final layer of your DBS.

Written by Veni

April 15, 2011 at 8:41 pm

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  1. very nice… it is posible to do this with rice hull alone without sawdust?



    December 28, 2012 at 1:49 pm

  2. Your blog is very informative. Thank you!



    June 3, 2013 at 7:57 am

  3. hi sir.. may i ask what is the use of salt?,



    January 24, 2014 at 5:31 am

  4. Hi! We found your article very interesting and we would like to replicate it. You’ve mentioned the proportion of the materials used for bedding. However, I did not see the floor area for the said proportion. May I know what the floor area is? Thank you very much!



    January 31, 2014 at 12:23 pm

  5. good info. i’m starting my own DBS. i just want to ask what is the purpose of coconut husk at the bottom? i’ve also read that you can also use logs.



    March 29, 2014 at 7:06 am

  6. hi, maam. base on the ratio of your raw materials above what is the floor area? salamat po.


    seven r natural farm

    July 27, 2015 at 11:13 pm

  7. Why did uou saw sawdust? Can it remove the odor? Why did you use salt? Can it remove the odor?


    Justine rivera

    March 12, 2018 at 10:17 pm

  8. Hi, how long/ how many months can we replace the bedding (and the coco husks)? Then, can we already use the “harvested” bedding to plants as natural fertiliser? Thank you for your reply!



    September 14, 2018 at 4:50 pm

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