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 everything is still possible — nothing has gone wrong yet, andContinue reading “Bones! In the bokashi or not?”
Category Archives: Bokashi garden
Coffee grounds. Free to a good home.
“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. Coffee grounds are just great in the garden. The nice thingContinue reading “Coffee grounds. Free to a good home.”
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 activated EM to use in the garden. Does wonders for theContinue reading “Some excellent EM recipes from teraganix.com in the US”
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 the middle of the garden bed. Doesn’t look that glamourous IContinue reading “When there’s just no space left…”
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 eggs. Each one weighs some 500 kilos, inside the tight plasticContinue reading “Using silage with Bokashi as mulch”
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 has done service as a water barrel in my greenhouse forContinue reading “Quick and easy “soil factory””
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 green while we’ve just been looking out at nothing but whiteContinue reading “Vin’s Bokashi experiment in Florida. Perfectly. Simple.”
How to make a soil factory!
Just had a query from someone in our facebook group looking for a blog I did ages ago about our “soil factory”. I couldn’t find it either (how do you just lose a blog entry??!!) so I posted up a few pictures in the facebook group with a quick description. For the sake of posterityContinue reading “How to make a soil factory!”
Allotment trials with EM in the UK
EM…what on earth? Healthier plants, bigger yields and all by harnessing natural bacteria. That’s the claim, but will it work? Andrew Seall intends to find out in this new series. It is a tad cold on my allotment at the moment, and probably is on yours as well, but at least I can comfort myself in the knowledge thatContinue reading “Allotment trials with EM in the UK”
Outdoor planters — rain and Bokashi do wonders!
Remember the tests we were starting up a few weeks back with bricklayers buckets? Sturdy black plastic tubs — seemed like they’d be perfect for container gardening. Well — they are just brilliant! Under all the flowers above is a 65 liter tub, filled with a good strong bokashi mix. I planted some rather half-heartedContinue reading “Outdoor planters — rain and Bokashi do wonders!”