Local recycling at best — right under the apple tree!

Actually this is not the really deep and meaningful rave it could be about dealing with our waste ourselves, cutting down what we throw out and dealing with it as close to home as possible. Although it does go to the heart of the matter in its way. It’s about my apple tree. How we trimmed it backContinue reading “Local recycling at best — right under the apple tree!”

Bokashi on an apartment balcony

Here on the blog we get a lot of visits from people looking for ideas for balcony gardens — and how they can use Bokashi in an urban environment where there’s not always a garden handy. How about starting a “soil factory” on your balcony? Hardly needs any space and you can keep your fermentedContinue reading “Bokashi on an apartment balcony”

Make your own “soil factory”!

…and as you can see, it’s not in the least complicated! This is a great way of putting your fermented Bokashi to use without having to dig holes or mess around with compost. Best of all, it’s really quick and easy and you won’t get your hands, clothes or shoes dirty. You’ll need a plastic storageContinue reading “Make your own “soil factory”!”

Watch my tomatoes grow!

Gabriel the gardening angel (great name!) is growing tomatoes, and you can see here how she’s comparing the healthiness of a couple of her plants — Tomato with Bokashi and Tomato without Bokashi. (Sounds almost like something on the menu of a flash café. Or the title of a still life painting…) Tomato-with-Bokashi has gotContinue reading “Watch my tomatoes grow!”

What’s Bokashi got to do with lunch?

Today we had fresh homemade pasta. For the first time ever! (Thanks Jamie Oliver…) Not only was the pasta fabulous, it was astonishingly simple. 400g of flour on the bench, 4 eggs cracked into a well in the flour, mix and stir and knead. Grind through the benchtop machine. Ready! But the second best thingContinue reading “What’s Bokashi got to do with lunch?”

The art of digging

Here in Sweden the ground is frozen half the year. Which doesn’t necessarily make life easy when it comes to gardening. Or much else for that matter. When it comes to Bokashi, we store ours up in barrels for the spring. Some goes straight into the insulated compost but most we put on stock —Continue reading “The art of digging”

Indoor gardening at its best!

We buy sunflower seeds in big sacks to feed the birds in winter, the birds love them and I guess that means they hold a lot of energy. What I didn’t know was that you could get sunflower seeds to shoot indoors and that they TASTE GREAT!!! OK, we’re a bit deprived of green stuffContinue reading “Indoor gardening at its best!”

Saving Bokashi for the spring

It doesn’t look like much and it isn’t. A plastic storage box from the local department store. It is however airtight. And it is packed full with Bokashi compost. 70 litres in fact. Which is the contents of the last four Bokashi bins we’ve filled in the kitchen (they compact a bit over time). It willContinue reading “Saving Bokashi for the spring”

Mid-winter Bokashi storage

We live in Sweden, if you draw a line between Oslo and Stockholm we’re half-way along that. Which is not quite the Arctic Circle (fortunately), but right at the moment as I look out the window at a frozen landscape with foraging deer the temperature is somewhere around -10 degrees Celsius. Perfect skating weather, but aContinue reading “Mid-winter Bokashi storage”