Watering is usually a problem when you grow in containers, as they just can’t hold the same amount of water as an in-ground bed, and also because containers are usually planted quite densely. They also tend to dry out quite quickly, especially porous terra-cotta containers, and in a hot climate the soil will get quiteContinue reading “12. Best soil for your pot plants”
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13. Indoor soil factory
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”
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”
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”
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!”
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!”