EM® Bokashi is a certified-organic bokashi that introduces antioxidants and minerals into your soil and compost. Although originally used to accelerate the decomposition and health of composting, EM® Bokashi can be applied directly to the soil.
Defined as "fermented organic matter" in Japanese, Bokashi is generally known as fermented bran. Most Bokashi use fermented wheat, cotton or rice bran as the organic material. EM® Bokashi uses EM-1® to ferment the organic rice bran.
Each handful is full of beneficial microorganisms and can be added as a top dress to your garden, added to your composting pile, or used to eliminate pet odors if needed.
HOW DOES EM® BOKASHI BENEFIT SOIL?
EM® Bokashi is full of beneficial microorganisms from being fermented with EM-1®. The combination of nutrients (NPK), organic material (rice bran), and beneficial microorganisms (EM-1®) aids in the soil food web in the soil and increases the native beneficial microorganisms.
When added to your soil, the microbes breakdown organic material and mineralize nutrients into plant available forms. Unlike EM-1® the rice bran provides nutrients to the beneficial microbes causing a growth of beneficial fungi called mycelium. Mycelium is very beneficial to soil and plants, so don't worry when you see the fuzzy white coating on the soil surface.
EM® Bokashi can help create a strong base for any garden or agriculture application, and with continued use will improve the quality and yields in the garden. Adding EM® Bokashi to your composting pile can be a great addition, however here are some additional benefits when you put it directly on the soil.
Increase beneficial microorganism population
Increase the rate of organic matter breakdown
Adds organic compost and nutrients to increase growth
Decrease or eliminates chemical inputs
Increase nutrient cycling
Increase water retention and less water usage
WHAT MAKES EM® BOKASHI BETTER?
Bokashi has been used for decades to speed up fermentation and breakdown of compost. If you have a composting pile, this can go along way in growing a healthy garden. Unlike other Bokashi on the market, EM® Bokashi is enriched with the EM-1®.
The combination is a nutrient richEM® Bokashi your plants will love.
THE MANY WAYS TO USE EM BOKASHI®
MIXED IN THE SOIL: When starting a new garden, potting new plants or replacing soil be sure to add EM® Bokashi into the mix. This will add beneficial microorganisms, nutrient-rich rice bran and high-quality compost and give your plants an amazing start. Add at 2% soil volume and mix throughout.
AS A TOP DRESS: Applying EM® Bokashi throughout the growing season will ensure you continue to add organic matter and nutrients for the organisms in the soil. Add 1/3 cup of EM® Bokashi per square foot as a soil top dress for in-ground, potted or indoor plants.
FOR COMPOSTING: EM® Bokashi can speed up decomposition of organic matter, giving you nutrient-rich compost faster. Sprinkle your compost pile with 1lb of EM® Bokashi per 100 square feet.
FOR FOOD WASTE RECYCLING: EM® Bokashi helps with food waste recycling. Add EM Bokashi to eliminate foul odors, and speed up the fermentation. With EM® Bokashi , organic waste is fermented and creates nutrient-rich organic material for your garden. Use our Kitchen Compost Bins and sprinkle a layer of EM Bokashi into the bottom of the bin and then over every layer of organic food wastes to speed up the fermentation process.
FOR PET ODOR CONTROL:
EM® Bokashi can get rid of foul odors and extend the life of any pet litter. Use with any animal such as cat, rabbits, chickens or hamsters. Add two cups of EM® Bokashi to a regular sized litter box when adding fresh litter. Add 1 cup per week to maintain and extend the life.