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?”

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”

“Bokashi’s the best thing ever!”

Just had to share this enthusiastic blog from Karly Winkler in Canberra, Australia — she’s studying horticulture and has a great garden-in-the-making by the look of it. And is now a switched-on Bokashi fan! In her words… Back in May, I promised you an update on how my trials withbokashi were working out. Bokashi isContinue reading ““Bokashi’s the best thing ever!””

Bokashi in a basket

I’m always on the lookout for new ways of getting Bokashi to work in the garden. Surprisingly, this turned out to be one of the better! I’ve had a couple of cane baskets kicking around for a while, rather bottomless and sad. So a couple of months ago I plonked them straight down between aContinue reading “Bokashi in a basket”

Greenhouse Bokashi — also a hit!

This is the result of another of winter’s Bokashi experiments. Super success and well-worth trying for anyone with a greenhouse. And with a winter season to deal with… We grow tomatoes in buckets in our greenhouse and at the end of the season there’s a lot of tired soil to get rid of. Plus allContinue reading “Greenhouse Bokashi — also a hit!”

Summer dreams — in a store nearby!

W’ve had a bit of a winter pause on our blog here, sorry about that — we’ve been snowed under on all fronts it seems. But life has returned to this stubborn part of the world and any day now the last scraps of snow will melt and we’re in the green. Relief! On theContinue reading “Summer dreams — in a store nearby!”

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 world: Gisborne, NZ

Here’s a nice down-to-earth confirmation that Bokashi is A Good Thing. On one of my random web searches I just turned up a letter-to-the-editor written last month to a local newspaper in Gisborne, which is a lovely town in the North Island of New Zealand. If you enjoy a bottle of NZ chardonnay there’s a Continue reading “Bokashi world: Gisborne, NZ”