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Bokashi

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 Jools on October 14, 2010 at 4:04pm
Hi all - just bought a Bokashi bin from our local council and looking forward to using it and reading the comments on here.
Comment by Dunja Balmer on October 7, 2010 at 10:50am
love the bokashi - using it since about 2 years! find out heaps of information about bokashi and EM here: http://emshop.co.nz/
Comment by Ursula on October 5, 2010 at 10:44pm
I'm especially excited to see if the seedlings planted over the bokashi grow faster than the others planted on the same day, in the other part of the garden :)
Comment by Mark on October 5, 2010 at 9:23pm
I experienced the same thing Ursula, the culprit was my dog. I cover the area for a few days with a piece of wood or something heavy that he can't move. I notice that the worm population has really increased in the areas where I bury the contents it's good stuff alright.
Comment by Megan on October 4, 2010 at 5:40pm
Glad to learn it's not a rat!! :)
Comment by Ursula on October 4, 2010 at 4:03pm
Think I've found the culprit - a blackbird. It's going to town on the bokashi area. Ripping up seedlings in it's hunt for the good stuff underneath. Might have to get that bird net early than I planned.
Comment by Ursula on October 2, 2010 at 8:29pm
Oh dear *shudders*. I was hoping it was just excessive earth worm activity. But now you've got me thinking rats.
Comment by Megan on October 2, 2010 at 5:13pm
hello Ursula, I find that if I don't bury my bokashi deep enough, the local wild life will disinter it - dogs, possums and have even seen birds scratching away.... Guess the smell attracts them.
Comment by Ursula on October 2, 2010 at 12:02pm
Hi - I buried my first load of Bokashi recently and wanted to check if anyone else had the same experience and could give me an explanation for what happened!

I dug the hole, buried it and covered it in earth. Only earth was showing. Within a couple of days the surface of the earth was showing the bokashi mix. Vaguely interesting.

A week later I planted my pea seedlings in this area. I came out in the morning to find a number of them out of the soil, tipped on their sides. The other seedlings (in the non-bokashi area) were unaffected.
Can anyone tell me exactly what is going on here? I'm really intrigued!
Thanks
Ursula
Comment by Sue Rajaguru on September 17, 2010 at 8:53am
I have a friend drop off around 10 paint buckets. I donot know how clean it is. My bokashi bucket is a DIY from paint buckets. So anyone wanting to experiment a DIY please feel free to ask.
 

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