Category: Bokashi garden

Bones! In the bokashi or not?

Finally it seems spring is here! Yesterday, I was poking around in my boxes, checking how the soil was doing, deciding which ones needed a top-up of bokashi, which plants were going to go where this year. You know, that delicious pre-season joy when…

Coffee grounds. Free to a good home.

Photo: Jenny Harlen

“Hello gardeners! Please take some coffee grinds for your garden!” What gardener could resist that? Well, unfortunately I had to as I was just a tourist passing by. But I was seriously tempted to drag some home to the friends we were staying with….

Some excellent EM recipes from teraganix.com in the US

If you’ve been into bokashi for a while, perhaps it’s time to branch out into some new zone for your experiments? Make your own activated bran, maybe — way cheaper and fun to do. Or activate the EM mother culture (EM-1®) and make your own…

When there’s just no space left…

Here in Sweden we’re having a fantastic summer, everything is growing like hell and there is absolutely nowhere left to dig down a bokashi bucket even if you wanted to. We’ve dealt with this somewhat luxury problem by setting up a bottomless barrel right in…

Using silage with Bokashi as mulch

The other day we managed to get home our annual hay bale, always a good day around here! We live in the country and on every field you can see a pile of these white silage bales looking much like a pile of UFO…

Quick and easy “soil factory”

There’s been a lot of interest in Vin’s in-ground composting experiment (look for the blog post just before this). This is my quick and dirty version of the same idea. Simple. Cheap. Quick. What more could you want? The rather shabby looking barrel above…

Vin’s Bokashi experiment in Florida. Perfectly. Simple.

Got a great mail the other day from Vin in Florida, “a Florida backyard gardener who loves feeding her garden soil”. She included a bunch of pictures showing the Bokashi experiment she’s been running the last few months. (Can’t help but envy all that…

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