Use bokashi compost ahead of the coming drought, expert says

Providing plenty of moisture for the soil as drought looms is an essential task in July for greenhouse and gardening enthusiasts, it has been suggested.

According to award-winning landscape gardener Bunny Guinness in the Telegraph, plants will survive in even the toughest conditions if the ground in which they are planted is well-prepared.

She recommended using bokashi compost, as it can easily be made from household waste and boosts the levels of effective microorganisms.

Bokashi composting is an intensive method of producing all types of solid food waste into an intense nutrient-rich meal for the garden.

“Get a bokashi bin and add your kitchen waste, cut up into small pieces, add some bokashi bran and close the lid,” she explained. “You repeat the process until the bin is full and leave it for two weeks to ferment.”

Once that is completed, the fermented matter can be dug into the garden and the liquid can be used as feed, Ms Guinness concluded.

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