Thursday, May 03, 2007

Bokashi start

May has started and to keep things simple, I decided to wait until now to start the bokashi approach to recycling. Starting a new routine takes on average 30 days to become a habit. As there are 2 bins and they need 15 days each in rotation I felt that starting on the 1st or second seemed a good way to keep the routine simple without a diary system.
Above is the pack received from wigglywigglers which has 2 bins, a bag of bokashi and instructions to get started. I still needed DH to read the instructions while I started the practical stuff. Bokashi works in a closed environment in which EMS go to work to pickle the waste. Step one was to find the waste and then sprinkle a handful of the bokashi on it, squash it down. ( May I suggest that the pack includes a third sieve so that it is easy to squash things down).

This is the bottom layer in my bokashi bin and we shall see how it pickles. Every 3 to 4 days, the liquid will be collected and added to the watering can used in watering round the garden. That is scheduled in on Wednesdays and Sundays for ease of memory. The proof is in the pudding. Hopefully you will see how we get on.

Recycling so far happens in a variety of ways as discussed in a previous post. This is the new kid on the block and as many local authorities will be switching to fortnightly waste collections, a bokashi system may be a valuable addition.

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