It’s really good to have some form of absorbent material in the bottom of your soil factory. The absolute best is charcoal, or biochar as it is often known. You can use the same charcoal you’d use on the barbecue as long as there is absolutely no chemical additives in it, and that is madeContinue reading “14. Biochar is great with bokashi”
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15. Soil factory tips
About the soil. Use whatever you have on hand. And a 50:50 mix is often best, although you can do this however you want. The smaller pieces you have in your bokashi bucket the faster they will transform to soil, as the microbes have more surface area to work with. By the same logic, it’sContinue reading “15. Soil factory tips”
03. Using newspaper
So, back to the paper. A half-newspaper or so in the bottom of the bucket, and another wad in the top is normally sufficient to soak up the liquid from a bucket of bokashi food waste. The problem with newspaper like this is that while it does a good job in the bucket, it tendsContinue reading “03. Using newspaper”
02. Filling your bucket
Bokashi is an incredibly flexible process. That’s why we all love it. One of the best parts is that more or less ALL types of food waste can go in your bokashi bucket. Cooked, uncooked, fish, meat, eggs and vegetables. So what are the important things to think of when you’re filling your bokashi bucket?Continue reading “02. Filling your bucket”
01. Get started with bokashi!
The most common question — ever — is What is bokashi? So let’s start with this. Bokashi is a new way of using kitchen food waste to make soil. Great soil. Healthy, living soil that’s full of microbes and nutrients. It’s the fastest way of making soil that I know about it. And even thoughContinue reading “01. Get started with bokashi!”
What is bokashi?
Bokashi is a great way of making rich, living soil out of everyday food waste. There are other types of bokashi used in other applications auch as agriculture, it’s a broad concept. But it always involves EM microbes, fermentation and organic material. Our focus here on this blog is on food and organic waste fromContinue reading “What is bokashi?”
What’s bokashi all about?
The other day, I received a question from a student writing an essay about bokashi. What’s it about, basically? So very cool that this is happening! That students are writing essays and dealing with these all important issues of soil, food waste, sustainability, in a hands on, practical manner. Anyhow, just to get the conversationContinue reading “What’s bokashi all about?”
Gardening guru Alys Fowler on Bokashi.
I guess everyone has heard about Alys Fowler except me. I came across this article she wrote for the Guardian a few weeks ago and it seemed to me a pretty good endorsement by someone who really knows what they’re talking about when it comes to gardening. She has quite an interesting life story —Continue reading “Gardening guru Alys Fowler on Bokashi.”
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.”
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!”