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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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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


I Love This Time of Year!


As I was evaluating my container garden this year, I couldn’t help but snap a photo of my early strawberries. These are the very same strawberries I almost tossed in the compost pile (thanks Crystal and her SIL for talking me down). There was also another surprise. For seasoned gardeners, this isn’t a big deal… Read more


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


Bokashi Tea and the 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


While I was out spraying the lawn with bokashi tea this morning I noticed there were certain areas where clover was growing. Of course I did little research and found the following about clover: Resistant to dog urine (that’s a biggie in our house) Drought resistant Attracts beneficial insects such as honeybees Does not require… Read more


Yet another use for white vinegar. Pour some on your pesky weeds, give them about a week and watch them dry up, turn brown and whither away. I poured white vinegar on some of the weeds that always grow in-between the bricks on my patio. A few days later, look at the difference. The one… Read more