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  1. Rob.b
    19/10/2009

    Actually there are very few alternatives that are easy as using Bokashi for transforming our kitchen waste to odourless fertilizer inside the comfort of our home.

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  2. Zoe
    17/03/2010

    Thanks for this great post! I have been looking for a Bokashi recipe using smaller quantities and don’t fancy paying £22 a litre for the EM…so may well look into the tea, how did it go? that’s if you tried it…thanks again :0)

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    • june
      31/03/2010

      I have tried making the tea – it’s delicious, and so far none of it has made it as far as the bokashi bin!!

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  3. Gill Spooner
    20/03/2010

    i bought my bokashi bins last year, along eith a supply of bokashi bran. I did not get to use all this as i have a wormery and compost bins. Can i reuse the bokashi bran using the Micro effective organisms, to make some more that works? I would welcome any responses. Gill

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    • june
      31/03/2010

      I see no reason why you can’t re-use the bran, but have you tried it to see if it still works? It should remain active for at least a year if it’s stored in a cool dry place.

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  4. John Orford
    10/08/2010

    Wheat bran is a bit scarce around here but we have a lot of rice bran, both the first grinding which includes the husk and the second, polishing, grind. What say you – suitable?

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    • june
      10/08/2010

      I reckon rice bran will probably work just as well. Would be interested to know 🙂

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  5. tagesgeld zinsvergleich
    23/11/2010

    Each and every time I see blogs as very good as this mainly because I will need to quit bludging and begin working on mine.Thanks

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  6. Bokashier
    27/04/2011

    Has anyone tried using scoby? I haven found anyone that explains how to do it. I really don’t want to buy EM stuff from a company.

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  7. daniel mamann
    02/06/2011

    Howdy! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my new iphone! Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts! Carry on the fantastic work!

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  8. TREVOR
    15/11/2011

    I’m about to try mixing EM, molasses and bran as directed above. I need advice as to the safe size of container to use. Will the mix expand much during fermentation? Will I end up with bran textured walls and ceiling?

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  9. Naomi Devlin
    31/05/2012

    I make water kefir – which is similar to Kombucha, in that it is a collection of yeasts and bacteria that you use to ferment sugar water into a probiotic drink. My kefir grains are constantly growing so that I have more kefir than I and my family can drink! I have started putting the apricots that I use in the kefir ferment into the compost and also adding a slosh or two to my kitchen caddy with each load. I’ve noticed that the awful kitchen caddy smell is less or even absent when I add water kefir to it – but I’ve yet to see the effect on the compost because I’ve only been doing it about a month. I’m guessing that I could ferment a bucketful for a couple of weeks each time rather than just putting it straight into the larger compost bin – but it seems like a stretch for me as I already have my water kefir bubbling away in the corner! Will report back when I’ve made a proper load of compost.

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  10. mulberry
    02/12/2012

    Thanks for this! We have a tiny house and garden, and no space for a compost bin so I want to try bokashi composting, maybe with a wormery too.
    I’m soon to start making water kefir, and I’d be interested to see if that would work so I don’t have to keep buying the EM1. I wonder how it worked for you, Naomi?

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  11. Joseph
    24/01/2013

    This is fascinating and valuable information. I will try making the bokashi bran myself and soon. Thanks for the guidance!!

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  12. Pete Hodkinson
    23/03/2013

    I looked around and found this place sell 1 litre EM-1 for £8.50 (£13 inc p&p). They brand it as Soil & Plant Conditioner. Aldo looked around for supplies of wheat bran and found Mole Valley cheapest at £8.40 for 20kg. Try any wholesale farm shop for similar prices.
    Molasses are cheap anyway. Happy daze! X

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  13. Pete Hodkinson
    23/03/2013

    Whoops. Meant to let you know the EM website.
    http://microbz.co.uk/

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