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For everyone interested to learn more about this method of composting. If you're already using it, please share your experience, tips and advice.

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Does your council subsidise Bokashi bins? 6 Replies

If not, why not? Christchurch and the Queenstown Lakes District Council do. Which other councils subsidise bokashi bins and activator?

Tags: subsidy, activator, bins, Bokashi

Started by Megan. Last reply by Katherine Wheatley Dec 29, 2011.

Is anyone using Bokashi bran and/or Active EM with their poultry yet? 2 Replies

Hi,I am new to poultry but have noticed some interesting stuff on internet around both Bokashi bran and/or Active EM use in poultry feed, water and general husbandry. Has anyone here got some…Continue

Started by Mo Buttner-Jenkins. Last reply by Mo Buttner-Jenkins Oct 29, 2010.

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Comment by Yvonne Nikolaison on May 9, 2010 at 1:17pm
Ah yes but think of all that lovely free liquid fertisler you are going to be getting.
Comment by Mark on May 9, 2010 at 12:54pm
It's official I have started off my Bokashi bin. It is quite sobering to see how many food scraps we generate on a daily basis.
Comment by Bridge Scully on May 5, 2010 at 7:43am
Thanks for your coments Nevillee and Megan, im really looking forward to it now!! : )>
Comment by Neville Burt on May 3, 2010 at 10:51am
Hi Bridge,
For Garlic, treat as for any other crop. Dig in your fermented food and cover over with 50mm of soil and plant your garlic bulbs after 7 days has passed.
The garlic roots will make their way into the'goodies' below and you should have some nice sized garlic bulbs by Jan next.
I plant mine end of May and harvest mid Jan .
Once growing well , come spring a couple of side dressings with 'bucket juice' will help as well.
Comment by Megan on May 2, 2010 at 9:38pm
Hello Bridge, I've planted zucchini and tomatoes in the spots that I've buried bokashi bucket contents and both have done really well compared to other plantings that only had regular soil. Planted my garlic today but it went into beds at the community garden that I'd put horse manure in 3m ago. Hope the pumpkins don't take over the container on your balcony Emily!
Comment by Emily Harris on May 2, 2010 at 8:56pm
The hidden benefits of bokashi compost - I now have surprise pumpkin plants growing in my balcony garden which must have sprouted from pumpkin seeds in the bokashi contents I added to the container!
Comment by Bridge Scully on May 2, 2010 at 8:21pm
Have jut dug my 2nd bucket of bokashi into the new back garden at home. Planning on planting my garlic there, has anybody tried this?...never grown garlic before but looking forward to seeing how it goes with the bokashi soil.
Comment by Megan on February 8, 2010 at 1:59pm
Emily, if you don't already have a worm farm, do consider getting one for your balcony. It will provide you with great compost and liquid fertiliser and complements the bokashi bucket really well. All the food scraps that the worms won't/can't eat can go into the bokashi. I even feed the worms the contents of my vacuum cleaner (with two dogs, there's loads of pet fur and they happily munch their way through it). Here's a link to Iona's group on worm farms http://ooooby.ning.com/group/vermiculture
Comment by Emily Harris on February 8, 2010 at 1:44pm
Thanks Megan. I do indeed have a balcony with a few pot plants on it. I have actually been meaning to start growing some herbs, so that could be the ideal way to put my first lot of bokashi bucket contents to use. But, I imagine I will produce more bokashi contents than my wee garden can take over time, so will definitely have some to give away from time to time.
Comment by Megan on February 8, 2010 at 12:22pm
Hello Emily, have you got a balcony that you can put a couple of planter trays and/ or pots on? You could put a layer of compost in the bottom, empty your bokashi into it, top with more compost, plant up with parsley, chives etc and you'll have the happiest fresh herbs around. Tomatoes, snow peas, lettuces etc all do well in containers, not that you should have too much trouble finding someone to take your bokashi bucket contents.
 

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