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Re: Bokashi

Post  GWN on 3/9/2015, 12:18 pm

Hi there
I have done the bokashi method for a few years, but last year I ran out of the mix and have not made more. I was making the mix in bulk.
I did not mix it with the mels mix, I just buried it in the ground for awhile and then went back and dug it up later and sprinkled on the beds as a second year compost.

It is so great it is SOOO full of worms.  and I liked being able to compost EVERYTHING even meat etc....
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Post  kittykat on 3/24/2015, 9:49 pm

I started doing bokashi composting a couple months ago.  I've never had any success with a regular compost pile or with compost tumblers.  I lost access to the commercial dumpster I was able to use for my mixed garbage, so had to make some drastic changes to how I was dealing with my food waste.  Bokashi is perfect for me. 

As far as using it in the SFG, once it's completely finished composting, my plan is to treat it as regular compost and use it for top-dressing my SFG beds and rejuvenating the squares between crops.  It IS compost - and it DOES use dirt in the composting process, but I'm gonna just go with the fact that it's composted organic material and use it like I said.  And the "tea" that you are able to harvest during the initial breakdown process is supposed to be just awesome on it's on for rejuvenating your garden beds, inviting all those great microbes, organisms and worms to come have a party.  LOL 

The other thing that is great about bokashi is that you can even compost pet waste.  There are different ways of going about that - and you don't want to use the final composted material from pet waste on a garden where you are producing food, but it can be used around the yard to top-dress your other garden areas nicely.  I use the cat litter that's made from newspaper compressed into pellets, so it's a relatively natural substance that should break down and compost, especially using the bokashi and microorganisms in that process to decompose anything nasty in the litter. 

I'm pumped about this.  Still in the process of seeing how it goes, though.  Lots of great info on the web if you're interested in researching.  Very happy to see a few other people interested in it in this my fave gardening forum!
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Re: Bokashi

Post  clarcks on 4/6/2015, 8:00 am

FG, I don't think that was Mel's intention either. Can you think of another medium that I could put in the bucket with the fermented food? What if I put either peat moss or vermiculite? Could I still consider that as "compost" according to Mel's standards? If so, would 
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Build Soil Fertility with Wood Chips, Food Scraps & Bokashi composting. How to make it and table top for SFG.

Post  has55 on 5/24/2015, 6:39 pm

This is an interview with the owner of the Bokashi Bucket. He tells how to make it , if you don't what to buy the product. 

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