Sprouted Seed Tea

seeds for sprouting

This week in the Flog:

  • Make Sprouted Seed Tea (SST)
  • Supercharge and store your SST through Fermentation!

This is a great recipe I think you guys are really going to like. Have you heard of SST (Sprouted Seed Tea)? If not you can read about it here.

SST or Sprouted Seed Tea is where you take a bunch of seeds, generally of a fast growing plant like alfalfa, and you soak them in water overnight or so, then drain and keep them moist. In a few days they will sprout.

So now you have a whole bunch of seeds that are just starting to sprout. Once you see the roots start popping out, the seeds are really […]

Animal Feed Bokashi - [Part Two]

bokashi animal feed - results

This week in the Flog:

  • Following up last week’s flog on supercharging animal feed
  • This week we get to see the bokashi in action!

Last week I started the process of bokashi composting animal feed for my roaches. Yeah, roaches. They make awesome cockroach compost and are a great food for my Bearded Dragon, Opi. But I’m also going to use this animal feed bokashi for our dog, Floflo. She will be the real test, if she likes it, it was a success. Dogs aren’t that picky but let’s see, I hope she likes it! This week is all about the process, and the results, including lots of pictures. Let’s get started!

Here are all the ingredients that […]

How to Make Your Own Air Filter

Carbon Filter in Action

This week in the Flog:

  • The Long-Awaited How-To Guide for Air Filtration
  • Use This Simple Technique to Filter Your Air and Kill Smells

A little while back, I wrote an article demonstrating how to make your own fish fertilizer at home. This is a really fun (and kinda gruesome) recipe, one of our more popular ones because it is so easy and such an effective fertilizer.

As I mentioned in that article, you can make your own biofilter very easily at home. This is a great way to keep down the smells associated with some of these recipes. I know many readers live in the city, and want to do things like the fish fertilizer, that make some […]

How to Make Bokashi Bran from Coffee Grounds

Bokashi Bran Ingredients

This week in the Flog:

  • How you can make your own bokashi bran for almost nothing
  • Putting to good use Starbucks coffee grounds

Some time ago I wrote an article about Bokashi – everything you need to know from start to finish about how to bokashi. Later, I followed it up with an article all about bokashi bran – this was a great article that might surprise even experienced bokashi practitioners – you can make your own bokashi bran at home with nearly anything – plus sugar, water, and a bit of lacto inoculant.

This week’s article follows up the bokashi bran article I wrote a few weeks ago, with a typical example of making bokashi bran at […]

How to Make Super Strong Lacto

Two lacto flogs in a row! That’s a record! If you missed it, last week I shared a delightful story about The World’s Most Horrible Smell and how I valiantly defeated it using plain old lacto spray.

But what if plain old lacto spray isn’t enough? What if you want to make a super digestive aid? What if you don’t have enough lacto and need to make some more? Today’s article covers this topic with a very simple How To on propogating your lacto culture.

The actual microbe propagation is only half the story. As lacto bacteria consume sugars, they convert them to organic acids and other compounds. These compounds are anti-fungal and anti-non-lacto-microbial in general; it’s the […]

How to Make Bokashi Bran

Bokashi - Layer Style

This should be a very interesting article for those practicing bokashi composting at home. If you aren’t familiar with bokashi composting, we have an excellent bokashi composting overview here. Most people doing bokashi composting get hung up on bokashi bran. Places selling bokashi supplies will always sell bokashi bran to go with the bin. It tends to be expensive, and you have to keep buying it! Fortunately, you can make your own bran very easily.

However this is where people get hung up again. Nearly all bokashi bran recipes call for using “wheat bran” as the main ingredient. If you don’t live in the states, this can be hard to find and quite expensive. However we are fortunate again, because […]

How to Make Your Own Bokashi Bin

Bokashi Bin - two buckets

This week in the Flog:

  • Dirt Simple bokashi bin instructions
  • Make your own bokashi bin and get started bokashi composting today

So you’ve heard about this bokashi composting business and you want to start doing it yourself at home, turning your kitchen and other waste into great fermented fertilizer ready for the garden or compost pile. Awesome! Where to start? Should you buy a bokashi bin? And also buy bokashi bran? No need, you can make both at home very easily. Let’s look at the bokashi bin.

The principles of the bokashi bin are pretty simple:

  • Keep the inside anaerobic (oxygen free)
  • Allow moisture to drain into another oxygenless environment (not required but nice to have)
  • Allow […]

How to Compost Bokashi

Composting Bokashi - Compost Tea

This week in the Flog:

  • Composting of Kitchen Scrap Bokashi
  • Final Composting Article of the Series

I just love composting. There are so many different ways to compost – whether you are using critters like worms, cockroaches, or BSF larva, or some anaerobic method like bokashi, or you are just composting traditionally with a combination of green and brown ingredients.

My compost pile out on the balcony has been steadily growing as I’ve practiced all these composting styles and added them to it. It’s exciting to see, and the pile looks amazingly rich.

I have one more thing to compost before I apply this to the garden. My bokashi bin I’ve been using for kitchen scraps is getting […]

How to Make Bloom Fertilizer [Part 2]

Make Fertilizer - Fermented Fruits

This week in the Flog:

  • Part 2 of my 3-part bloom recipe series
  • Showing what we do with the leftovers
  • Photos to go with the recipe!

This week we’re covering the second part of the bloom fermentation recipe that I started last week. In case you missed it, you can catch up very quickly, it’s called How to Make Bloom Fertilizer. It’s really fun to make your own fertilizer, and even more fun when you understand the principles and can improvise on the classic recipe. That is what this week is about. Once again in case you missed last week’s you can catch up here.

After fermenting last week, we have solid fruit bits that are left over. […]

How to Make Bloom Fertilizer

Bloom Fertilizer - Fermented!

This week in the Flog:

  • Part 1 of my 3-part bloom recipe series
  • My own twist on the Homemade Bloom Fertilizer recipe
  • Photos to go with the recipe!

Many of my recent Flogs have covered how to make the recipes on the site – it’s just totally different to see pictures of the recipes in action. I think those can clear up a lot of confusion and help inspire people to try making these recipes. The articles have been fun to write and people have really loved them. This makes me happy – needless to say. In case you missed them, the last two were on How to Prepare Lacto, and How to Make Fish Fertilizer.

I’ve also […]