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Bokashi Re-Cycle?

First Dig a Hole I needed to “get rid of” some finished (aged in sealed buckets for two weeks) bokashi, so I dug a hole in the garden, dumped two 5-gallon bucketfuls, then covered the hole up with the dirt … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends

Trellis Tomatoes Here’s a picture of one of my tomato plants (don’t remember the variety) that I planted in a cage next to a trellis.  The thing has grown above the 8-foot trellis!  This usually happens when a high-nitrogen fertilizer … Continue reading

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Bokashi Lottery Aftermath

Planters with Dirt If you recall from my last post, I had a lot of ruined food when my refrigerator suddenly quit working without warning!  I fed some to my worms.  The rest I used to fill up a five-gallon … Continue reading

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Bokashi Lottery

Sez my granddaughter to my wife this morning, “Pepaw won the bokashi lottery!”  Well, not exactly.  Our refrigerator died overnight without any symptoms, and when we woke up this morning, the temperature inside the fridge was in the 60’s. My … Continue reading

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Alt Bokashi Bucket Burying

Hot Compost Pile This time I dumped my aged (two weeks) bokashi bucket in a hot compost pile that I was building. I started with a bag of grass/straw clippings from my lawnmower bag.  As you can see, some of … Continue reading

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Bokashi Bucket Burying

Full Bucket I usually don’t wait this long to empty my bokashi buckets, but I procrastinated in getting another bucket ready, so this one was full to the brim.  Sometimes I top off the bucket with spent coffee grounds to … Continue reading

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Leaf Mold and Worms

Biodegradable Bags These bags of leaf mold have been sitting outdoors since last fall.  I put a shovel of garden soil and a gallon of water in each one as I filled them.  I would have liked to alternate layers … Continue reading

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Compost Tea from Worm Poop

What to do with worm castings It’s been a while since I harvested my worm castings, and when my 12-year-old grandson had a couple of days off school, I asked him for help carrying my tubs outside and separating the … Continue reading

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Winter Bokashi II

Friday, February 11, 2011 I thought that I would put some of my finished kombucha bokashi in my leaf mold bags and try to ferment the leaf/grass mixture. I had my finished bokashi, refermented kombucha tea, and an empty lawn … Continue reading

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Winter Bokashi Update

Kombucha Bokashi The traditional way of making bokashi is to combine one tablespoon of essential  microorganisms with one tablespoon of blackstrap molasses in a cup of non-chlorinated water.  This solution is then mixed with one pound of wheat bran and … Continue reading

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