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Hello,

I need to mention I'm new to gardening.

Here's what I did, I had some oooooold kimchi that I made that I didn't want to bother making into soup, so I thought, "hey dump it in the compost" (kimchi is loaded with vitamins and minerals and probiotics). Anyhoo, I dumped the juice on my garden and the left over cabbagey bits in the compost. My question is did I just kill my garden? (or just gave it really bad breath My logic is that that juice is really nutrient dense and it's already very fermented (it's got to be 6 months old by now) so it'll be a good thing on soil, right? Maybe I should have diluted it...
 
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Should be fine. Hopefully it wasn't too salty.

It's almost like you did something similar to EM/bokashi.
 
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Salt would be my only worry. And even then it wouldn't be enough to worry about unless you did it often.
 
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I would put it in the compost tea bucket, let it brew for a couple of days and then throw it on the garden. Diluting it up with compost tea will take care of the salt problem that has already been mentioned.
 
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Johnny Niamert wrote:Should be fine. Hopefully it wasn't too salty.

It's almost like you did something similar to EM/bokashi.



What is EM/bokashi?
 
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EM is short for 'Effective microorganisms' which is essentially a lactic acid brew. Bokashi is a vegetable matter which is fermented/inoculated with EM which is then composted or added to soil.
 
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