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Bokashi

Six Whole Days!

Trash

Our trash is collected once a week on Thursdays. That means on Wednesday night, we go around the house, collecting the various trash bags from the bathroom, bedroom, kitchen and wherever else we have trash and empty them into the outside receptacle for collection. The ancillary trashcans normally aren’t full, but the kitchen trash is… Read more

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Collecting Daily Food Scraps

Counter Trash

Because the bokashi process is an anaerobic one, you want to minimize the frequency of air getting into your bin. Unlike the usual kitchen trashcan that is opened several times a day, it’s best to add food scraps to your bokashi bin once or twice a day. I’m not so sure if introducing air is… Read more

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Collecting Daily Food Scraps

Because the bokashi process is an anaerobic one, you want to minimize the frequency of air getting into your bin. Unlike the usual kitchen trashcan that is opened several times a day, it’s best to add food scraps to your bokashi bin once or twice a day. I’m not so sure if introducing air is… Read more

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Bokashi Tea

Bokashi Tea

Oh, the wonders of bokashi tea. If you do it right, bokashi will give you a microbial rich tea that your plants (and septic tank) will love. What is Bokashi Tea As your food ferments, it releases a liquid.  If you think back to the inner workings of a bokashi bucket, you’ll remember that accommodations… Read more

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Bokashi Necessities

Composted Dirt

There are a few things you must have in order to recycle your food using the bokashi method.  The items are few and forgiving.  In other words, you can spend money and purchase a ready-made kit, or you can make things yourself. Items Necessary for Bokashi Bokashi Receptacle with an airtight lid Bokashi Mix Food… Read more

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Bokashi Side Effects

recycle

It’s been a little over a week since I started fermenting my household food scraps using the bokashi method. Aside from being amazed that my kitchen scraps don’t stink, there are a few other things I’ve noticed. We take the trash out less often. There were so many times we emptied a half-full kitchen container… Read more

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Container Gardening Update

Seeds

In the Northeast we have to wait until after the last frost before we can plant most vegetables. This works out just fine. I was a little concerned that I was starting my vegetable garden too late, but it seems that I’m right on time. When I went to the local agricultural supply store to… Read more

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Smell My Trash

Trash

If you come to my house, I’ll ask you to smell my trash. No, I’m not being rude, it’s just because I’m excited. My bokashi bin is cooking, providing tea and smelling great! There’s no better way to share the wonders of bokashi than to ask folks to smell your week-old trash and for them… Read more

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What is Bokashi

Recycle Apple

Bokashi is a method of recycling organic matter. The word bokashi in Japanese means fermented organic matter. This site addresses recycling everyday household kitchen and yard wastes the bokashi way. Be careful not to confuse bokashi with composting. Although the end product is the same, the method by which it is accomplished is much different… Read more

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Bokashi Bin

I have the feeling there will be several posts about bokashi (or as my chiro calls it, Kabootie). I received my bokashi mix two days ago and began my trash fermenting process. When I knew I was going to embark on the bokashi road, I started freezing my food scraps waiting for the mix to… Read more

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