In the old pre-bokashi days, panic would ensue if we forgot to bring the trash bins to the top of the hill on trash day. The thought of living with full trash receptacles for another week until the trash truck comes around again was something we dreaded.
This morning we heard the trash truck and realized we never put our trash bins at the top of the hill. No Problema. We’re a bokashi family and it takes an awful lot of trash to fill our bins. Waiting another week for trash pickup is no big deal.
Boakshi and Cold Temperatures
As I write this the thermometer outside my kitchen window is hovering around 2 degrees. With such temperatures the ground is too cold to dump my fermented bokashi bins.
This doesn’t bother me either. Once I wheel one of the dirt filled trashcans into the garage to thaw, I’ll be able to add my fermented scraps and let the microbes do what they do best. Some people allow their fermented scraps to freeze and wait for the spring to thaw, but I have lots of plans for my nutrient rich soil, so I’d rather allow the foods to break down throughout the winter.
We’ve been using bokashi for less than a year, but it is proving itself to be a useful addition to our household.