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A few years ago I documented my attempts, failures and successes with container gardening. The one challenge I had with container gardening was that I wanted to grow many more vegetables than my containers could hold. The containers worked wonderfully, but my deck provided limited space. I always said that one day I would put on… Read More

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Chapin

I think I’m learning more about my sprayer than I wanted to learn. The other day I decided to give my new Chapin sprayer a spin. I use it for foliar spraying my plants and vegetables with bokashi tea. Part of the tea preparation includes adding molasses which feeds bokashi’s beneficial bacteria. I sometimes add water… 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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Soil

Nutrient-rich bokashi soil retains more moisture than “regular” soil. Regular is in quotes because there is nothing regular about regular soil. Soil is supposed to be nutrient-rich, but we’ve become so accustomed to the stripped down version, which requires synthetic fertilizing, so that anything different is considered an anomaly. Container Garden Last year when I… 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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