Composting pet waste
Bokashi Living Blog
by Nicki Casley
2M ago
The problem Anyone with pets will know that the waste, litter, and bedding associated with our pets can soon mount up. Handling and disposing of pet waste effectively and safely can be troublesome. Simply encouraging your pet outside is not an acceptable option. Pet waste on the ground may harbor dangerous pathogens and parasites that can be washed into nearby waterways and reservoirs. Burying the waste does not eliminate this risk. Buried pet waste can take a long time to decompose and water flowing through the soil can carry the harmful pathogens to local streams and lakes. Flushing pet wast ..read more
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Sustainable Gardening Practices: The Synergy of Bokashi and Permaculture
Bokashi Living Blog
by Nicki Casley
9M ago
Are you ready to revolutionize your gardening experience? Start your sustainable gardening journey by integrating Bokashi into permaculture design. Bokashi, a Japanese fermentation and composting method, enriches soil while reducing waste. Permaculture, an ecological design philosophy, creates resilient and self-sustaining garden ecosystems. This synergy offers a holistic and sustainable way to cultivate gardens, fostering healthier plants, minimizing environmental impact, and promoting soil health. In this blog post, we will explore how integrating these two powerful methods can lead to healt ..read more
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Guide to bokashi composting for low carb diets
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by Nicki Casley
1y ago
Bokashi microbes thrive on the sugars and carbohydrates in our food waste. So, can you still use bokashi composting if you don’t have many carbohydrates and sugars in your food waste? Maybe you eat a diet high in protein and fat, such as the Keto diet, carnivore diet, or low starch diet. The simple answer is yes. With our top 5 tips, you can successfully bokashi compost your low carb food waste. Why are carbohydrates and sugars important for bokashi composting? Bokashi composting uses microbes to ferment or ‘pre-compost’ food waste. Bokashi composting works on all food waste, but the bokashi m ..read more
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The Busy Bee and Other Pollinators: How to Make Your Garden Buzz with Life
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by Nicki Casley
1y ago
Photo by Ella Wei from Pexels Are you tired of a lackluster garden that just won’t bloom? Well, it’s time to call in the reinforcements: pollinators! Bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, moths, and bats are all essential to creating a vibrant and thriving garden. Let’s explore the pollinators you can find in your home garden and share tips on encouraging them to make your garden a buzzing paradise. The Pollinators in Your Home Garden Picture this: you’re sitting in your garden, sipping on a refreshing iced tea and admiring your beautiful flowers. Suddenly, you hear a buzzing sound and see a blur o ..read more
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The Role of Mushrooms in Gardening: Why Grow Your Own
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by Nicki Casley
1y ago
Mushrooms and slime mold growing in the garden? Some might think this spells bad news for their plants, but this isn’t the case. In fact, fungi play a vital role in one’s garden. Mushrooms often get a bad rap as a few are toxic and are seen as a sign of internal rot. What they don’t know is that mushrooms actually provide huge benefits to one’s landscape and greenery. This begs the question… Should You Grow Mushrooms? The quick answer is yes. Fungi, molds, and other bacteria are the workhorses of soil. They don’t only help nurture plants; they also keep the soil healthy. The benefits of micro ..read more
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Fall gardening: Less is more
Bokashi Living Blog
by Nicki Casley
1y ago
Before you think about clearing up your fall garden, stop! While the leaf litter, dead seed heads, and brown plants may seem messy to some gardeners, they are an essential part of a healthy, natural garden. The best way to support pollinators and wildlife in your fall garden is simple… do nothing! Resisting the urge to tidy up the garden at the end of the season is often harder than it sounds. Maybe this is through social pressures, or engrained habits. Either way, putting away the rakes, leaf blowers, and mowers is one of the most valuable things you can do to support your plants, pollinators ..read more
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How to know when the bokashi pre-compost can be buried
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by Nicki Casley
2y ago
Common questions we get asked are “how long should I leave my bokashi bucket” and “how do you know when your bokashi pre-compost is ready to be buried”? We recommend leaving your bokashi bucket for at least 2 weeks to complete the bokashi fermentation process. This simply means that, after you have added the final layer of food waste and bokashi bran, seal the lid and leave the bucket for two weeks. Depending on how long it has taken to fill the bucket, the material at the bottom will obviously have sat for longer than two weeks. You can leave your bin longer than 2 weeks to ferment. Longer is ..read more
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Creating a Pet-Safe Garden: A Guide to Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants
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by Nicki Casley
2y ago
Gardening is probably one of the most relaxing and fulfilling pastimes there is, especially when the plants you’ve been nurturing start to produce flowers, fruits, and vegetables. However, while gardening is a good idea most of the time, there are also some caveats especially when you have pets who have access to your garden. Cats and dogs like to frequently nibble on leaves, and it’s extremely hard to stop them. Some sources say that this is not really because they like the taste of leaves, but because they do it to clean out their digestive tracts when they think they ate something bad. What ..read more
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Winter composting: Getting the most from your bokashi bucket
Bokashi Living Blog
by Nicki Casley
2y ago
Traditional compost piles tend to be less active during the winter as the core temperatures drop. Bokashi composting offers a great solution for composting your food scraps during these colder months and throughout the year in colder climates. You can continue to compost all of your food scraps in your bokashi kitchen composter through the winter. Tips for using your bokashi bucket in the winter You can continue to use your indoor bokashi kitchen composter in the same way as during the rest of the year. Keep adding your food scraps and sprinkling on the bokashi bran. There are just a few ..read more
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Green Fingers Guide: How to create a zero waste garden
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by Nicki Casley
2y ago
Creating a green corner in your backyard is a lovely way to relax and bring a piece of nature closer to home. But if you are thinking about the environment at large and you also want a low-maintenance yard, you might get interested in finding ways to make your space a zero-waste garden. Despite how lovely of a hobby it is, gardening can actually create a lot of waste if you don’t garden mindfully. There are some easy ways that you can make sure that your garden is zero waste (or as close to it as possible). Zero waste doesn’t have to be an unachievable high but can instead be a goal that you g ..read more
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