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How to Compost in Small Spaces with Organic Bokashi Composting

Organic gardening, homesteading, farming, lifestyle & how-to videos from Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply. Bokashi composting is a Japanese method of …

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  1. Thank you for this video. I live in rural Japan and was surprised to find this word being used in English, although the way it's used here and in English are very different. In any case, I wanted to help you with your pronunciation of the Japanese name Teruo Higa and the Ryukyu Islands. Teruo is pronounced with three syllables "tay-roo-oe." You got Higa right. 'Hee-gah" And Ryukyu "ryu" is like "few" with an "f." And "cue" for "kyu." ryew-cue , two syllables. The Japanese "r" is different from an American "r" but this is fine for now. 🙂

  2. can I use bokashi to feed my worms in my worm composter? I live in an apartment and I have little to no space for gardening so I'm looking for ways to fully finish my food scraps into soil I can just spread outside, is this possible?

  3. Hi, I use a plastic sheet to push down the food scraps in my Bokashi bucket (and keep the sheet inside the bucket to limit air, just as you recommended), but I notice that water droplets appear on the underside of the sheet (the side that is touching the food scraps). This occurs more when I dump in fruit peels and vegetables. Is this normal? Thanks!

  4. can I add the Bokashi compost to worm farms? Since we can add meat fish and bones in the Bokashi compost, and we don't put meat fish and bones in the worm farms, so if we put the Bokashi compost in the worm farm, then we are putting the meat in the worm farms, will that harm the worms?

  5. Hello thank you for the great video and i wonder that can I throw some raw grains from not used for a while such as broken wheat and bulgar into the bokashi bucket along with some vegetable, fruit scraps? I bought them to cook but have not used for a while and don't want to waste them… thanks.

  6. I like the concept as I live in a small apartment with limited garden space… however, this seems like a lot of work compared to a simple compost bin in the corner of the garden. I'm a vegetarian so I'm not concerned with meat or fish scraps, and no cooked food goes to waste as I have a friend with chickens. I liked the video, but I'm sticking with compost. Bokashi seems too involved for this lazy gardener. Anyone who had used Bokashi, feel free to convince me otherwise. Thanks.

  7. How come I have to keep buying bags of "starter"? If it's indeed a starter, wouldn't it just continue to multiply once I've started it? What if I stirred it up as I added new food so that the probiotic could multiply? Thx

  8. I have a question. The process of fermentation in the bucket was excellent (I did everything following instructions). White mold, pleasant sweet-sour smell. After that I buried (trench method) it in the ground. Covered with black fabric, to prevent from the excessive Florida rain. In 2 weeks I discovered that there are a lot of maggots there. The ground is very hot. I was expecting a lot of earthworm, but did not see any. Is it normal?

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