14. Biochar is great with bokashi

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”

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?”

Living soil. Read all about it.

There are many sites talking about Bokashi, about EM, about how marvelous it all is. Which it is. (Of course.) But this one’s a bit different. There are some real experts on board and they’ve been working with Bokashi for many years. With a lot of heart in what they’re doing. Here’s a paper byContinue reading “Living soil. Read all about it.”

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?”

On my wish list…

Anyone read this? Can it be handled by enthusiastic amateurs like myself? Personally, I think it sounds really interesting: The second edition of this best-selling text features expert contributors investigating relationships between microbial communities, community structures, and function. Using the latest molecular analyses, they integrate principles of soil microbiology with novel insights into the physiologyContinue reading “On my wish list…”

Can microbes wipe out banana pest?

Things are happenning in our EM world! Picked up this one from the Phillipines, advocates of organic farming are promoting the idea of using effective microorganisms (EM) technology to battle the deadly black sigatoka pest that has affected banana plantations in Mindanao. Apparently farmers are already seeing good results with EM and Bokashi in terms of generalContinue reading “Can microbes wipe out banana pest?”