Bokashi in the greenhouse.

Did a big clean out in the greenhouse in the weekend and cleared out everything. Felt so wonderful to get rid of all the bits and pieces and do a restart. I’ve been growing tomatoes and cucumbers in big black buckets for years (the greenhouse itself has no soil) and that’s always been ok butContinue reading “Bokashi in the greenhouse.”

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.”

Autumn leaves make great pumpkins!

Now is the time! Grab a few sacks on the next fine day and fill them with autumn leaves, the nice dry fluffy ones. Even better, keep an eye on what your neighbours are doing, maybe they’ll do all the work filling sacks and you can just sweetly ask for them when they’re ready. SacksContinue reading “Autumn leaves make great pumpkins!”

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?”

Urban gardening in bread crates.

First. A confession. I don’t live anywhere near a city. But we have a patch of gravel outside the house so that, for the time being, is my urban backyard. My idea was to test if you could grow a “garden” in a pile of bread crates on a wooden pallet. Then use them duringContinue reading “Urban gardening in bread crates.”

Soil and souvlaki.

Just back from a couple of weeks backpacking in the Greek Islands. Heavenly — of course!! But there were a couple of things that really got me thinking. The first was plastic bags — far too many of them were blowing around on the islands and out to sea. Blah. And the other was theContinue reading “Soil and souvlaki.”

Bokashi gardening in Edmonton

The good news is it’s thawed in Edmonton! As it has here (even if we got some snow this week!) The apple blossoms are just about to spring and life is good. Again. Remember the Bokashi project that Mike in Edmonton is running? Here’s an update from one of the test group. Thumbs up itContinue reading “Bokashi gardening in Edmonton”

Even pet waste can be recycled with Bokashi

I’ve had a few questions lately about cat litter and how to use it in conjunction with Bokashi. There’s a lot of good information here on Bokashicycle, a great US-based company working with Bokashi in many applications. But the basic principle is sprinkle some Bokashi bran in your cat tray now and then, it willContinue reading “Even pet waste can be recycled with Bokashi”

Bokashiworld on facebook

I’ve just set up a facebook group for Bokashiworld (I think! I hope!). So far it has a proud membership of 1 (one). Me… So if you’re a facebook user and would find it easier to follow this blog there rather than here please go ahead and join me! Here’s the link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bokashiworld/211544652207341?sk=wall Otherwise youContinue reading “Bokashiworld on facebook”

A good news story!

“Salvation Army workers getting compost business off the ground.” This is one of the better, I promise. Just read this and your day will be off to a good start. We can ALL make a difference. And thank god there are some guys out there showing the way. Read the article from the Billings GazetteContinue reading “A good news story!”