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”
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?”
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!”
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.”
Bio-bags. Dead easy and a great way to do Bokashi.
I keep talking about bio-bags. And to be honest I’m not completely sure what they’re called in different countries. But they are basically these — a roll of bags that work just like plastic bags but that are made from corn starch. Organic in other words, and they will break down in the soil. WeContinue reading “Bio-bags. Dead easy and a great way to do Bokashi.”
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.”
What actually happens in a Bokashi bin?
Do you remember the first time you looked in your first-ever Bokashi bucket? All the excitement of a sparkling new project on the go. Hopes and dreams about changing your life, changing the world. So you open your bucket and… Nothing. Just food scraps. Sort of mushy, but still — food scraps. Is that itContinue reading “What actually happens in a Bokashi bin?”
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!”