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 […]

Animal Feed Bokashi - [Part One]

Animal Feed Bokashi - ingredients

This week in the Flog:

  • Turning Animal Food Into Superfood!
  • Theory This Week, Practice Next Week

Another bokashi Flog! Why another bokashi flog? Because it’s like the composting version of our recipes. It’s all about fermentation, which is what the recipes are based on. And it’s composting! I love composting, as you might have noticed by the composting series earlier this year. And like the recipes, there are so many ways to go about it, and ways to use it. This article is one example of that.

I have roaches out the balcony to feed Opi, our bearded dragon, and to produce cockroach compost from kitchen scraps. The compost is amazing, the plants love it! And the roaches […]

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 Propagate Lacto

Bokash Juice + Lacto - before and after

This week in the Flog:

  • How to make super strong lacto (aka propagate lacto culture)
  • Sidenote: cheers to the innocent bystanders

A few weeks back, I posted a Flog on How to Make Super Strong Lacto. I subsequently used it to treat some bokashi juice which smelled a bit foul (quite foul actually). If I’m going to use the bokashi leachate on the garden, it needs to smell a bit better, not for me or the plants, but for my wife who already puts up with all my weird experiments taking over the balcony…

That sparks an interesting topic – our significant others. You have to agree they are pretty awesome for tolerating our strange “things” we’re into. […]

Using Super Lacto on Bokashi Leachate

Bokashi Leachate + Lacto

This week in the Flog:

  • Using Super Lacto on Bokashi Leachate
  • The awesome results after just a few days

So let’s look at how I’m using my super lacto culture. I made this culture by pouring just a little of the pure strength lacto (the 1:1 mix of lacto and sugar) into a 6 L jug with water. I then poured in a bunch of sugar. Not sure how much, like I said there are no rules with this. Maybe it was .5-1 cup of sugar. The jug wasn’t full, it had maybe 4.5L of water in it when I started. About 3 days later the jug was ready to burst it had become so hard with pressure. […]

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 […]

A Lacto Story

Lacto Serum - curds and whey

This week in the Flog:

  • A story about the power of lacto
  • Also, how awesome is cockroach composting!

Lacto lacto lacto lacto lacto lacto lacto if you haven’t tried this stuff, do it. Stop procrastinating, stop lounging around your garden thinking about how nice it would be if your chicken coop didn’t stink like poop, stop getting the 3pm lazies after eating your lunch, stop living with clogged sinks, stop wasting fertilizer because your plants don’t have access to it before it’s washed away in the next rain. Stop all that, wiiiiiiiith LACTO!

Verbal diarrhea aside, this lacto is really great stuff. I’ll share a personal story with you on the subject. My wife, 1.5YO boy and […]

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 […]