By processing your own vegetable, fruit and garden residues into Bokashi compost, you contribute to the reuse of organic material and the organic matter content and fertility of your own soil is increased.
Choose a combination with at least three different natural materials. Mix woody material such as straw and woody stems with softer material such as fresh grass, food waste or manure. Add organic material per tonne:
– 12 kg Aegir Sea-shell Lime
– 12 kg Edasil Clay minerals (optional)
– 12 kg Vulkamin granulate
– 2 litres Actiferm (diluted with water)
You process these ingredients into a homogeneous mixture. This guarantees the fermentation (anaerobic process) and quality of the end product. Then you put up a heap that you press well so that as much oxygen as possible disappears from the heap. Finally, cover the heap with plastic tarpaulin in such a way that no air can get in. Let the remains ferment for at least eight weeks. After this, it can be incorporated into the soil. Keep a distance of about 10 cm to the roots.
1kg Bokashi per m2 of soil. For poor soils process 1 kg twice a year.
Why these additives?
Every ingredient has its function. With over 20 years of experience, we know that this is how to make the best Bokashi:
Actiferm takes care of the fermentation. This liquid consists of an optimal mix of bacteria, fungi and yeasts. Also called EM (Effective Micro-organisms). It promotes the conversion of biomass so that the organic material can be better utilized. Actiferm increases the natural microbial balance and biodiversity.
Aegir Sea-shell prevents pH fluctuation and ensures a stable pH.
Edasil Clay minerals bind moisture and important minerals and other nutrients that are released during the fermentation process.
Benefits of making and applying Bokashi
– Optimal nutrition for soil life
– Increases the organic matter balance
– Has a disease-suppressing effect on soil
– Vital soil provides vital plants
– Environmentally friendly through maximum conservation of energy and carbon (CO2 emissions nil)
– Use of indigenous material
– Preservation of minerals within your own garden
– Savings in disposal costs for organic material