Bokashi is used to ferment food scraps, not just fruits and vegetables, but also meat, dairy, and anything else you have from the kitchen.
Whether you’ve purchased a bin or made your own, the process is the same. Here’s a video:
Link mentioned at end of video: How To Make Bokashi
Here’s how to add food scraps to the bokashi bin:
Let’s hop right in to making our own bokashi with a video:
Link mentioned at end of video: How To Use Bokashi
First, you need a substrate, like animal bedding, sawdust, rice or wheat bran.
Then, per 1-gallon of substrate:
- 1/2 Tbsp EM or AEM (I use SCD Probiotics SCD Probiotics)
- 1/2 Tbsp unsulfured Blackstrap Molasses or 1/4 Tbsp sugar
- 1.5 cups water (some people use as many as 3 cups water, but 1.5 is better)
In part 1, I talked about how organic matter is the most important ingredient for many gardens, and how mulch and compost are two of my favorite ways of using it.
Welcome to organic composting 101.
This isn’t just a way of recycling organic waste – organic compost is actually one of the most valuable things we grow in the garden.
What is organic compost?
If you’re not getting the results you’d hoped for from all areas of your organic garden, it may be time to do some soil sample testing.
I’ve talked about simple home soil tests before – there really is a lot you can see with your eyes or smell with your nose or feel with your fingers.
There are a couple of different methods of preparing soil for a garden bed, both of which have their uses.
Once you’ve dug a hole, played around with your soil a bit, and learned about your soil texture, it’s now time to start making your garden.
Today I have a very simple home soil testing process for you.
You may be more interested in learning about topics such as:
- How to get rid of insect and disease pests, and
- How to grow the best-tasting tomatoes ever, and
- Which fertilizers to apply to improve your soil
And I’m looking forward to teaching you these topics.
If you’ve ever wondered what is soil made of – GOOD!
You absolutely need to wonder about this kind of thing if you’re going to grow optimally healthy food.
Check out this video or read on below and you’ll see that many of our most important organic gardening tasks stem from this vital question.
And for more information on how to improve the nutrition and biological diversity of your soil, check out my organic fertilizing guide.