and decided it's worth a shot. Note - I don't turn compost. I do it in a place that can't be automated and there is just so much that my time is spent elsewhere. So...my compost takes a while.
Anyway, the backbone of my compost is leaves. I get a LOT and most of it comes within a few weeks...faster than I can source greens to layer/add. Anyway, I guess what I'm trying to mask is has anyone made these starters? Have you used them on compost rather than normal bokashi buckets? Since the starter is to generate larger Lactobacillus cultures, wouldn't it be helpful to add some plain yogurt to kick-start the process?
Thoughts? Derivations? Suggestions?
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I have made my own bokashi several times and I have been using it to mange our kitchen waste compost for 3 or so years now. I have seen info about culturing up wild colonies but have only ever made it using an em-1 and molasses inoculation. I have successfully mixed coffee chaff (free by the contractor bag full from a local coffee roaster) with purchased organic wheat bran.
I'm not certain how big of a difference it would make sprinkled throughout a pile, but would probably help keep any tight layers of.leaves decomposing. I know that stuff.that has undergone bokashi fermentation before going into the compost absolutely vanishes into crumbly compost in no time.
I'm not 100% clear on what you're proposing or asking about so if I missed the point or you've got other questions/ideas lemme know. Bokashi is pretty awesome but I have no idea what it would do added directly to a leaf heavy compost pile
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