Bones! In the bokashi or not?

Finally it seems spring is here! Yesterday, I was poking around in my boxes, checking how the soil was doing, deciding which ones needed a top-up of bokashi, which plants were going to go where this year. You know, that delicious pre-season joy when everything is still possible — nothing has gone wrong yet, andContinue reading “Bones! In the bokashi or not?”

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!”

Bokashi experiment on the go in Edmonton

Just got a comment on our “about” page from Mike in Edmonton, I wrote about his Bokashi startup a couple of months ago and he’s got right into it since then. So much so he’s ┬árunning a cool experiment in mid-winter Canada. To round up a bunch of people to test Bokashi where they live.Continue reading “Bokashi experiment on the go in Edmonton”

How do we feed a growing world population?

It’s a good question. So, how do we? If the chemical companies could decide the solution would of course be easy. Which is of course the angle here on this poster. According to them… We can grow more using less water and land through technologies that unlock the potential of plants. These include drought-tolerant seedContinue reading “How do we feed a growing world population?”

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”

Bokashi in East Village, Chigago

Interesting article here by a guy in East Chicago, Scott A. Rappe, who vows and declares he knows nothing about composting. But he’s set up a great backyard, inner-city compost based on Bokashi. The buckets he’s made himself from bits and bobs and he’s tested his way through to a system that works well forContinue reading “Bokashi in East Village, Chigago”

Bokashi kids: Nailsworth Primary in Australia

The kids at Nailsworth Primary outside Adelaide in South Australia have got it sorted. Their local paper reports on their projects, a different recyckling and gardening theme for each year. FROM a bucket of waste to greener gardens – Nailsworth Primary School students are rushing to make a difference to the environment. Year 6 studentsContinue reading “Bokashi kids: Nailsworth Primary in Australia”

Dog poo + Bokashi = true!

You read right, dog poo makes great Bokashi. At least that’s according to Sarhn McArthur who lives in Sydney with a couple of dogs, a townhouse┬áand a courtyard. And the courtyard, of course, gets scattered with dog poo at regular intervals. You can read more about how she deals with it in her blog here,Continue reading “Dog poo + Bokashi = true!”

Bokashi on an apartment balcony

Here on the blog we get a lot of visits from people looking for ideas for balcony gardens — and how they can use Bokashi in an urban environment where there’s not always a garden handy. How about starting a “soil factory” on your balcony? Hardly needs any space and you can keep your fermentedContinue reading “Bokashi on an apartment balcony”

Bokashi world: North Yorkshire

Bokashi is big in the UK, and really well supported by local councils throughout the country. If you do a google search on bokashi +council +site:uk you’ll turn up a huge amount of hits; I got 1,730 references to what councils are doing in terms of Bokashi. And that’s in the UK alone. North YorkshireContinue reading “Bokashi world: North Yorkshire”