Bokashi in the greenhouse.

Did a big clean out in the greenhouse in the weekend and cleared out everything. Felt so wonderful to get rid of all the bits and pieces and do a restart. I’ve been growing tomatoes and cucumbers in big black buckets for years (the greenhouse itself has no soil) and that’s always been ok butContinue reading “Bokashi in the greenhouse.”

It can be done! Bringing home Bokashi to your veggie patch.

This is the way things look at our place sometimes. Actually, we usually have a lot more snow than this so that’s something to be thankful for. (Also that, relatively speaking, we’ve had a warm winter compared to many other Europeans) Under all the snow is our veggie patch, actually a bunch of raised bedsContinue reading “It can be done! Bringing home Bokashi to your veggie patch.”

Bokashi for people with small courtyards

A few weeks ago I did the rounds to see my parents. No small thing considering my mum lives in Sydney and my dad lives in Auckland. And I am living here in Sweden… Given that both places are Bokashi hotspots I would have loved to have spent some time sticking my nose into thingsContinue reading “Bokashi for people with small courtyards”

Autumn leaves make great pumpkins!

Now is the time! Grab a few sacks on the next fine day and fill them with autumn leaves, the nice dry fluffy ones. Even better, keep an eye on what your neighbours are doing, maybe they’ll do all the work filling sacks and you can just sweetly ask for them when they’re ready. SacksContinue reading “Autumn leaves make great pumpkins!”

Urban gardening in bread crates.

First. A confession. I don’t live anywhere near a city. But we have a patch of gravel outside the house so that, for the time being, is my urban backyard. My idea was to test if you could grow a “garden” in a pile of bread crates on a wooden pallet. Then use them duringContinue reading “Urban gardening in bread crates.”

Bokashi is just great for tomatoes!

I’m happy to say our tomatoes are doing really nicely this year! I’d like to say that it’s all due to the great Bokashi soil they’re growing in but I have to be honest and say it’s been a great summer with a lot of warm days. (Not something you can always count on inContinue reading “Bokashi is just great for tomatoes!”

Herrings make the best soil!

Last August a friend of mine gave me a bucket of Bokashi for my garden. And ran off. Fast. Nothing strange about the bucket thing, she drops off her buckets all the time as her garden is much smaller than mine. So I didn’t get it. Until later. When I read the post-it note onContinue reading “Herrings make the best soil!”

Bokashi + leaves = a bucket full of soil!

Leaves are something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately. Quite possibly because I have a hell of a lot of them to rake up. FINALLY we’re free of snow here and after nearly six months of being covered in white stuff a hopefull green-brown lawn has appeared. But winter surprised us last year (doesn’t itContinue reading “Bokashi + leaves = a bucket full of soil!”

Urban gardening. In bread crates!

A couple of months ago I wrote about a project in Berlin that really inspired me. Right there in the middle of an incredibly grey, incredibly urban jungle, cars rushing by on all sides, these guys have created a community garden. And the thing is they’re doing it all in bread crates. Stacked on timberContinue reading “Urban gardening. In bread crates!”