A ”soil factory” is something we came up with years ago to describe a place where you make soil using bokashi. It can be a bucket, a tub, a bag, a planting box, a barrel, whatever you have on hand basically. The thing is that it’s used ONLY for making soil, not for growing thingsContinue reading “13. Indoor soil factory”
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11. Containers and pot plants
You can grow a whole garden without having any real in-ground soil. The results can be fabulous. And the options are endless when you can start a garden on a street corner, a back yard, a deck, some paving, a bit of asphalt or gravel, or a terrace. Plants need water, and often container gardeningContinue reading “11. Containers and pot plants”
10. To dig or not to dig?
The basic concept of digging a hole, filling it with bokashi, and covering it over, then planting, is really all you need to know. Everything else is a variation on that theme. One of the really fun things with bokashi is that it’s quite creative. There are any number of ways you can use it.Continue reading “10. To dig or not to dig?”
09. Can I use garden waste?
Bokashi is the ideal way to deal with kitchen compost, but what about all the other waste that comes out of a garden? The stuff that usually forms the base of your garden compost. Up to you, there’s no reason why you can’t do on having a traditional compost pile in some corner of theContinue reading “09. Can I use garden waste?”
07. Bokashi becomes soil
I’ve been doing bokashi for over ten years, but even so I like to poke around in my ”bokashi spots” now and then to see how they’re doing. They never cease to amaze me! Every time I find some bits of eggshell, or a slow-to-decompose tea bag or a bit of avocado peel or aContinue reading “07. Bokashi becomes soil”
05. Making soil!
Step three Making soil of your bokashi. This is the most fun part! There are many, many different ways to go about this. What is best for you will depend on what type of gardener you are, how you live, what seasons you have, whether you grow mainly vegetables/annuals or flowers/perennials. How big your householdContinue reading “05. Making soil!”
04. Two weeks to ferment
Step two: Next step is an easy one! Just leave the bucket in peace and quiet to ferment for two weeks. There’s a good reason for this, read on and I’ll explain. So, once the bucket is full, the microbes need to do their work, multiply in numbers and prepare the food waste for becomingContinue reading “04. Two weeks to ferment”