Win a copy of A Food Forest in Your Garden this week in the Forest Garden forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com pie forums private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • jordan barton
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Steve Thorn
  • Leigh Tate
  • r ranson
  • paul wheaton
stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Greg Martin
  • Mike Haasl
master gardeners:
  • John F Dean
gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • Jay Angler
  • Nancy Reading

Anaerobic bacteria multiplication?

 
puerh tjoba
Posts: 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hey guys!
I'm looking for someone with a little bit of biology insight:

I have set up a bokashi bucket composting system, where I take the liquid that comes out of it every 2nd day, and dilute it 1 to 100 (altho I think it can go to 1 to 1000?). And I water my plants with that -- in a non-aquaponic system to be honest (couldn't find a more fitting Forumtopic).
And my question is it would work to take this liquid, which comes from anaerobic bacteria, and put it in a barrel with water, and some sugar for the microbes to multiply them --normally with regular compost together with an air pump for 24-48 hours right, but seeing how these came from anaerobic bacteria -- idk??

Any thoughts or references?

Thank you!
 
Garth Wunsch
Posts: 13
Location: Sudbury, Ontario Zone 4b
1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I’m new to bokashi, but my research says there shouldn’t be much leachate. I’m adding fairly dry materials, but the process in and of itself will create a bit of leachate. You need to be VERY careful with this anaerobic material. You have anaerobic bacteria and you’re feeding them to multiply. I wouldn’t do that. Probably the best thing to do would be to thinly spread it onto a compost heap “reserve” that will become part of the brown for your next thermophilic pile. Anaerobes are disease generators, and that includes human pathogens. The only way to know if you’ve converted to all aerobic bacteria is to use a microscope, and then you need to know what you’re looking at. Two days ago we were consulting on a farm and found our very first spirilla… OUCH! You don’t ever want to see these critters in your compost.

IF   You’re going to feed, then use only a TINY (even less than that) bit of unsulphured blackstrap molasses.
 
What does a metric clock look like? I bet it is nothing like this tiny ad:
Greenhouse of the Future ebook - now free for a while
https://permies.com/goodies/greenhouse
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic