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How Bokashi Organko imitates nature and "kills five birds with one stone"

Gardeners pay attention to efficiency in growing vegetables, composting, living and life in general on a daily basis. Tjaša and I have a rule that a move or an action must always kill two birds with one stone. If three or more, even better. When we go to the city by car, we always go for at least two chores. When we mow the lawn, we simultaneously collect grass clippings for the compost. Oh, no bird was damaged or literally killed during writing this text. J When we collect organic waste in Bokashi Organko, we do as many as five things at the same time.
1. Collecting in one place
Organic waste is collected in a place where it is generated. It makes a lot of sense to have a specific container for collecting in the kitchen in one place so that we don’t carry leftover vegetables even up to three times a day on a composter (think about winter). Ever since we have been working this way, the quality of the compost has improved a lot, too.
2. Fermentation
Bokashi bran for organic waste, which is a mixture of beneficial microorganisms, starts the process of fermentation and prevents rotting of the waste in a Bokashi Organko. Once the fermentation process is complete, organic waste retains all nutrients and is a great material for good compost.
Once the fermentation process is complete, the biological waste retains all the nutrients and is a great design for good compost. Thus, it is "pre-composted" and contains a magical stimulant described in the fourth point.
3. Fermentation liquid
A by-product of fermentation, when the cell walls of organic material crack, is the liquid that accumulates at the bottom of the container. It can be used as a liquid fertilizer for flowers, potted plants or in the garden. We make this fertilizer ourselves while collecting organic waste, and we simply mix it with water in a ratio of 1: 100 or 1: 200 and water around the plants. Fertilizer can also be added to pot plants on the balcony or terrace.
4. Adding beneficial microorganisms to the compost pile
A large range of beneficial microorganisms is crucial for the production of high quality compost. The microorganisms present in the bran and later in the entire content of the bucket are thus added to the compost pile as they are being emptied. They accelerate composting and regulate the ratio between carbon and nitrogen at the same time. This ensures optimal compost processing and, depending on the amount of home-made compost, there are enough beneficial microorganisms from the bokashi bran. If necessary, we can add bokashi bran directly onto the compost pile.
5. Circulation of organic matter
One likes to pay attention to individual steps and combines them to kill multiple birds with one stone. But nature does all this on a much higher level. Everything circulates. Nothing is waste, nothing is foreign body, and nothing goes to waste. Everything has its place in constant circulation. It is wonderful to imitate these natural processes, as they always reward us richly. We collect waste, ferment it, compost it, return nutrients back to the garden and we are rewarded with an abundance of crops over and over again. Bokashi Organko imitates this circulation in nature very well. Think about having it in your home to connect the kitchen with the garden.

Source: Robi Špiler & Tjaša Štruc, Vrt obilja
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