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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 Bridge Scully on January 9, 2010 at 6:46pm
Emptied out my first full fermented bucket last night and dug it into an empty patch in the garden that I hope to turn into my vege garden when its ready. Have been getting lots of juice goodness off it aswell which I have been watering my plants with as well as my dying lawn. All my visitors over xmas were saying how smelly it is when i used it but i dont think its that bad, just a bit pickled!
Comment by Yvonne Nikolaison on January 2, 2010 at 9:17pm
Well we are still working on the first bucket. I have used the liqued 3 times now for the garden. I think it is helping with the strawberries, getting a few more and they are getting bigger. Unsure if it is having an effect on anything else, well it probably is but just not noticeable yet. The kids think I am nuts, but I am enjoying it.
Comment by Linda Lucas on December 20, 2009 at 8:30pm
Thanks for posting the info Hester
Comment by Yvonne Nikolaison on December 18, 2009 at 1:12pm
Great thank you for that Hester.
Comment by Hester on December 18, 2009 at 11:41am
PS check out the bokashi NZ website-they have lots of helpful inromatin and pictures. Here's a link
Comment by Hester on December 18, 2009 at 11:39am
Hi Yvonne
You can get some white fungal growth in the top bokashi bucket. This is normal. As long as you are remembering to sprinkle the zing in between and on top of your added layers, and pressing it down to squeeze the air out, it will be fine. You can leave a bucket of bokashi for weeks and it won't go rotten.
Comment by Yvonne Nikolaison on December 18, 2009 at 10:52am
Well the rubarb has certainly picked up. Can someone tell me does the contents in the top bucket go mouldy. I have been at work the last 4 nights, so not as much has been going into the bucket and I noticed mould this morning. Is it something I should be concerned about? Does it matter if the liquid is left for 3-4 days in the bottom bucket before being used?
Comment by Yvonne Nikolaison on December 14, 2009 at 8:50pm
thanks guys for all your advice. The first watering as been done.
Comment by Tony Lucas on December 14, 2009 at 6:59pm
I use Bokashi and Liquid Biofeed on a weekly basis - well that was till last weekend when I ruined my sprayer by accident. Be careful to strain the bokashi tea first as it can clog sprayers, I had this happen a couple of times.
Comment by Hester on December 14, 2009 at 5:28pm
I haven't used the bokashi for foliar feeding simply because I find it easier to put 3 tablespoonsful into my bucket each time I refill it for hand watering. I foliar feed with liquid seaweed, when I think the plants will benefit or need a bit of a boost/protection. Liquid seaweed keeps better so I can keep a spray bottle of it handy to use when I want.It is recommended that the bokashi liquid is used up within a day or 2 . However I might try foliar feeding with bokashi when I have a bit more tme to organise it and oberve the results. I'm finding my plants are staying pretty healthy and growing well with bokashi but they still need comfrey, seaweed and other nutrient rich materials to meet their different growing requirements.

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