In-garden bokashi composting
A tip for city dwellers needing
to compost in limited space: I highly recommend 5 gallon pails
with gamma seal lids, bokashi dust on the collect compost, wait two
weeks to a month and then bury it in your garden beds. Or, if you
have an abundance like I do, cut off the bottom of a 55 gallon drum
(skillsaw, sawzall or even a hand saw), dig a nice deep hole, and stick
the drum in about 1/3 of the depth of the drum. The top lid can
be locked or sealed with the metal ring that comes with a proper 55
gallon drum. When you've filled it to soil level, remove bin to
next spot, bury with a couple of reserved buckets of soil.
I highly recommend planting squash and corn.
I've a tiny garden on the front
and side of my home, 8 people's worth of compost on a regular basis and
not enough space for a covered, screened compost pile as required by
city regulations. This works even in our zone 4 winters. It
costs the "input" of the bokashi mix but I see that as a fair trade-off
for composting every type of kitchen scrap produced. I pre-dig my
raised garden beds in the fall, reserve the soil in 5 gallon pails to
our porch, and fill with compost and cover over throughout the
winter. I'll plant most anything but carrots in this.
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