Tag: microbes

14. Using charcoal in your soil factory

Follows on from: Make a soil factory It’s really good to have some form of absorbent material in the bottom of your soil factory. The absolute best is charcoal. You can use the same charcoal you’d use on the barbecue as long as there…

10. Ways of using bokashi in the garden

Follows on from: Digging down other stuff into your bokashi hole 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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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