What else can I use the Bokashi Activator for? Another great question–again, we’re glad you asked….
There are at least three other easy, wonderful things you can do with Bokashi Activator. Each 1 lb bag of our Bokashi Activator will literally have at least 10 BILLION beneficial microbes in it. And as our previous blogs have detailed, those microbes are great at fermenting food, breaking down organic matter in plants, enhancing plant health, making humans happier...
The Bokashi Bucket is a great way to compost 100% of your food scraps. It’s also a fantastic solution for folks that don’t have a yard. As we like to say, “no yard, no problem”! The versatility of the system makes it work well in many living situations.
In our previous blogs, we’ve shown how microbes in the soil are ESSENTIAL for breaking down organic matter, making nutrients more available for plants’ roots, enhances water retention in soil, increases a plant’s root ball, and makes the plant much more resistance to disease.
But what do the microbes do for HUMANS? Great question!
Another fantastic question!! Now is a great time to discuss the “soil foodweb.” 219
Place your Bokashi Bucket where it is easy for you to use but out of direct sunlight and away from any heaters. Inside your kitchen, garage, laundry room or basement are great places to keep it.
When done correctly you’re Bokashi Bucket shouldn’t smell. Foul odors come when you don’t add enough Bokashi Activator, add too much scraps at a time, air gets into the bucket, or you’re not draining your bucket. Address these issues to fix a stinky bucket.
It’s good practice to drain your Bokashi Bucket or at least check it for liquids every 2-3 days.
Alongside your garden bed, around trees or in an area where you plan to plant are garden are great places to bury your fermented food scraps. Anywhere in your yard is fine too. We like to bury ours in a plastic storage bin with some soil or compost. In about 4 weeks, it’s ready for planting!