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Hi there,

I am using Bokashi, in these 19 litres Bokashi bins, since a bit in my kitchen. Now, we (a community with organic agriculture on 2.5 hectares of horticulture) think about upscaling this in order to improve our soils - and thus plant health and yields. We're working with "advanced" composting methods now, and started working with worm compost tea too.

Now, I wonder if the additional effort for the Bokashi management is worth it. In the moment, I just took a 150 litres garbage bin (as the next level of upscaling), to see how much effort this is and what the result of the Bokashi tea and "compost" will be.

But what I fail (a bit) to see is what advantage the actual Bokashi compost has vs. a permanent compost preparation. The tea will be probably very useful - although application will be a bit difficult (as one has to use the tea rapidly once it's being produced). But in contrast to the "stable" compost, the Bokashi compost will be digested rapidly by the microorganisms. Which is a good thing, but finally acts then like a fertilizer. But it's not so easily deployable.

Thanks for any hints, if you made experiences on large-scale use of Bokashi.

Stef
 
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As far as I know, the difference with Bokashi is the anaerob composting environment, which leads to different kind of useful bacteria than what is found in regular compost. The results of Bokashi is at some places compared to the "magic root" additives hemp growers buy. Bokashi just recently caught my attention too! Hope I can try some in the garden this year!

Currently I see Bokashy not necessary as the major nutrient deliverer (which I guess it can be on larger scale). I more likely see it as a beneficial bacteria and fungi deliverer (which does not require massive amounts)!
 
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