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If you ever run into the unfortunate situation of having a mite or flea infestation, don’t immediately buy harmful chemicals as the first line of defense. Those chemicals are just as dangerous as the mites. Get rid of the infestation using naturally occurring diatomaceous earth. Here’s a Short Story Not too long ago I had… Read More

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I love fermenting my food scraps and using the bokashi tea on my plants and lawn. The one challenge I was running into, however, was burying the bokashi after it had fermented for the appropriate amount of time. Digging Up the Lawn The first few times I buried my bokashi I buried them in containers… Read More

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Tomatoes

When you create soil using the bokashi fermenting method, your resulting soil isn’t like the same old everyday depleted soil you buy from your local home improvement store. Your bokashi soil is nutrient-rich, moist and filled with beneficial microbes. Something I Learned Last year I created a container garden. To be efficient I decided to… Read More

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Year Two of a Bokashi Lawn

Last year was the first year I sprayed bokashi tea on my lawn. To do so I would mix a concoction of rainwater, bokashi tea, a hint of molasses and a little seaweed broth. The concoction was poured into my handy-dandy 2-gallon sprayer and off I would go. When it was empty, I’d fill it… Read More

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Don’t Let Winter Stop You

Winter

We’re in the throws of winter and there are two things I’ve learned about bokashi: You can still ferment scraps during the winter Two buckets are better than one Winter Bokashi Before it got too cold, I purchased two trashcans and half filled both with dirt. After my bokashi bucket is full and has fermented… Read More

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Those Blasted Fruit Flies

Fruit Fly

It’s been a while since I posted anything new on this bokashi blog. One of the reasons I haven’t posted is because I’ve been battling very annoying pest. Fruit flies. I’m not exactly sure how the infestation began. I believe it’s because we had overripe bananas sitting a little too long in our fruit bowl… Read More

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Insects and Bokashi Tea

Swarm of Gnats

Since applying bokashi tea to the lawn, I’ve noticed a decrease in certain types of insects. In the summer we often get swarms of little gnats. The annoying gnats would fly around in swarms that seemed like 100 or so gnats (it might have only been 50, but it seemed like more). If you weren’t… Read More

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Bokashi Tea and the lawn

Lawn

Since the bokashi tea has been doing wonders for my houseplants and vegetable garden, I decided to use it on the lawn. We have officially converted our lawn to a no-chemical lawn. Well, at least a 95% no chemical lawn. I did buy Ortho Vine and Bush Killer in order to get rid of our… Read More

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EM1

This conversation will be a high-level conversation because I’m not an expert on effective microorganisms. What I have learned, however, is that they are a synergistic solution for many natural and man-made disasters. Before we talk about disasters, let’s talk about bokashi. The integral part of the bokashi bran mix is the effective microorganisms. Wheat… Read More

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HVBokashi Kit

I feel it necessary to write about the anatomy of a bokashi fermenting container for folks like myself who over analyze things. When I first started with bokashi, I wasn’t sure whether or not it was absolutely necessary to have a drainage plate at the bottom of my bokashi container. So, rather than continually search… Read More

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