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Bokashi Composting For Use In Garden


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#1 Juanitahoy

 
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:35 AM

Ok, so first I apologize if this has too much to do with being gluten-free for this area of the forum, but I wasn't sure where would be most appropriate. I am looking to start a bokashi composting system in my kitchen for fertilizing my garden. The composter is ordered, and I can't wait for it to be delivered. Unfortunately I just realized that the anaerobic micro-organisms that you add to the compost is mixed with wheat germ. Yikes! My kitchen is not 100% gluten-free, and I am not super-sensitive, but this makes me nervous. Anyone have experiance with this type of composting and use of this type of compost in the garden?
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:39 AM

I haven't done this before. I wouldn't worry about the composting stuff. Is this one you keep inside? I would keep it in the laundry room or somewhere besides the kitchen counter and wash my hands after adding the wheat mix. Once it's outside on the garden, its probably broken down, but you aren't eating the compost or the dirt.
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:46 AM

That is exactally what I was thinking, but thought I'd see if anyone else had some insight into it. I figure that the compost process will break down the wheat as well as everything else, so it shouldn't be an issue as long as I am careful handling it. My laundry room is right off of my kitchen, and seems like the perfect place for this sort of thing. They say its odorless, but I still don't want to risk it in the kitchen because of the potential smell as well as the wheat issue.
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:53 AM

That is exactally what I was thinking, but thought I'd see if anyone else had some insight into it. I figure that the compost process will break down the wheat as well as everything else, so it shouldn't be an issue as long as I am careful handling it. My laundry room is right off of my kitchen, and seems like the perfect place for this sort of thing. They say its odorless, but I still don't want to risk it in the kitchen because of the potential smell as well as the wheat issue.


That is the one I was thinking of. You put your old carrots and the onion skins, etc in it. After you have used it awhile, I would love to hear an update of how it works. We aren't supposed to have the outdoors kind here, but I think I could probably "hide" one. This would be very convenient.
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:02 AM

I will keep you up to date. I also have just read that you can buy the microorganisms seperately and add them to your own medium which often times is wheat bran, but you can also use sawdust, or rice hulls. Not sure where I would get these things, but might be worth looking into in the future. I am sure it would end up being cheaper too!
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