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Is it the Bokashi?

Bokashi Plants

Not having planted a container garden before, I’m wondering if this type of growth is normal. Here’s a picture of my container when I first planted everything on 5/20/2012.  I planted basil, cayenne peppers, tomato, arugula and strawberries. Three and a half weeks later, I have a mini jungle. This is what it looked like… Read more

3 Containers

I’ve planted in container number 1 (gray) and am waiting for another week before planting in container 2 (blue). The third container (purple) is ready for planting since there’s no bokashi in it (didn’t want to wait the additional two weeks for the bokashi to be ready). There is a fourth container (blue) that will… Read more

Self Watering Container

I’m going to try to make this long story short. I buried my bokashi wastes and was disappointed that it didn’t completely decompose in two weeks. I thought I had made a colossal mistake only to find out I was laboring under a misconception. The fermented matter doesn’t decompose in two weeks. What happens in… Read more


I’m one to learn by trial and error. When I first learned about bokashi, I knew I’d eventually bury my fermented scraps in a container and not in the yard. This is a no-brainer for a gal who is embarking on a container gardening journey. When my fermented wastes were ready, I took a 5-gallon… Read more


Bokashi: Burying the Scraps

Fermented Bokashi

My first bucket of household scraps have fermented for two weeks and is now ready for planting. I didn’t want to take a picture of my trash, but I had to document the process, so here’s a picture of 4-week-old trash. It took two weeks to gather the scraps and then they sat for two… Read more


Bokashi Side Effects


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

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


Since I’ve opened the door to gardening, my head is swimming! For a while, I had a hard time putting the horse before the cart. Here’s My Dilemma My natural personality is to go superlative. If I’m going to garden, I want to grow my veggies from seeds and plant them in organic, nutrient-rich soil… Read more


Creating my Bokashi Container

After looking around online for a Bokashi compost container, I decided to make my own. As I mentioned in my last post, I bought 2 buckets and lids from Home Depot. The next obstacle was finding the appropriate spigot for the drainage area. On my first bucket, I cut off the top of an old… Read more

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Learning about Bokashi

What I love about learning new things is that there are always new things to learn. Just a couple of days ago I came across the practice of Bokashi. From what I’ve read (and can’t wait to get started), Bokashi is a wonderful compliment to composting. Since I’m about to start my own container garden… Read more