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Jul 28, 2022 7 min read

How to improve soil quality and quality of garden crops

Whether you are a farmer, a gardener, or just an owner of indoor plants, you’ve probably asked yourself “how to improve soil quality?” before. And this is a very important question. After all, poor soil quality leads to poor crop quality, which means poor food. Thus, every farmer and gardener should constantly consider “how to improve soil quality?”. However, unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation and even disinformation out there. As such, we decided to help you cut through all the BS and focus on the ultimate solution - the one that helps you improve soil quality and crop quality in an environmentally-friendly way. So, if you want to avoid bad soil and poor crop quality, make sure to read the following paragraphs carefully.

How to improve soil quality in an environmentally friendly way

So, how to improve soil quality in an environmentally friendly way? Composting is the key. However, if you have any experience with traditional composting, you know it can be tricky to produce high-quality compost. As such, many compost owners deal with low-quality compost, rotten compost, maintaining proper moisture levels, acidity levels, C:N (brown:green) ration of organic material, pests, and other complications. However, luckily, there’s an ancient method that makes composting a lot simpler - bokashi fermentation. By utilizing this method with high-quality composting bins, you get to improve soil quality with certainty. Moreover, with indoor bokashi composters, you get to compost throughout the entire year without any of the above-mentioned problems. So, let’s take a closer look at how this is possible.

Bokashi Organko 2 kitchen composterHow to improve soil quality with bokashi fermentation

Even though it’s known as bokashi composting, this organic-material-processing method is, in fact, fermentation. Hence, it takes place in airtight conditions, where anaerobic beneficial or effective microorganisms (EM) take care of converting food waste and other organic material into highly nutritious bokashi mass. And, when a reliable bokashi bin and EM are combined, there’s no rotting, no unpleasant smell, and no flies or other pests. Moreover, by sprinkling every fresh batch of organic waste with bokashi bran, which contains EM, you speed up the process. As such, on average, bokashi composting is two times faster than other types of composting. Furthermore, thanks to the enclosed environment and EM, the resulting bokashi mass retains all the nutrients. In fact, the compost produced in that way contains, on average, 60% more nutrients.

Thus, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that adding such a high-quality soil builder to your soil improves its quality multifold. Aside from adding the nutrients to your soil, it will also introduce EM. As such, your soil will have its own protective microbiome. The latter then protects the soil and the plants coming out of that soil. Moreover, it also ensures that the soil maintains the right pH and moisture levels. All this improves the structure of the soil and increases its disease resistance. With bokashi composting, you can easily focus on eco-farming or eco-gardening.

Composting is the keyHow to improve soil quality even further

But how to improve soil quality even further? Well, aside from the main product of the bokashi composting, bokashi mass (a.k.a bokashi cake), the fermentation also produces a precious fermentation liquid, known as bokashi juice. The latter is highly concentrated and acidic; however, when diluted with water in a 1:200 ratio, it becomes a great organic fertilizer. As such, you can enhance your soil quality and thus your crop quality further by using this eco fertilizer on a weekly basis.

How to improve soil quality in a user-friendly manner

So, how to improve soil quality with bokashi composting in a user-friendly way? The trick is to use a quality bokashi composter that will enable you to easily collect your organic waste, maintain proper conditions, and easily utilize the bokashi cake and bokashi juice. As such, let’s introduce to you “Bokashi Organko Essential + base” and “Bokashi Organko Essential Set + base”. These are the two models of our latest bokashi composting bin. It results from years of experience producing bokashi composters and our users’ feedback.

Both models are made from post-consumer recycled plastics and are designed to assist you with proper organic waste collection. Moreover, these two models are also designed to help farmers and gardeners effortlessly improve soil quality. As such, both Bokashi Organko Essential models enable you to be more self-sufficient and turn your organic waste into organic food.

Fermentation liquidHow to choose the right Bokashi Organko Essential model?

The only difference between “Bokashi Organko Essential + base” and “Bokashi Organko Essential Set + base” is that the latter comes with two composters. Thus, it enables you to get the most out of bokashi fermentation by cycling the two bins - while you use one to collect your organic waste, the other one (once full) does its thing. Hence, you produce top-notch fermented mass, which you can bury in your garden or mix with soil in your large indoor pots. However, you can also improve your soil quality with “Bokashi Organko Essential + base”. Though, in that case, it makes sense to use it in combination with a compost pile. Furthermore, make sure to check video tutorials on Bokashi Organko Essential and other Organko products.

Bokashi Essential all three modelsHow to improve soil quality by closing the #bokashiloop

Last but not least, we encourage you to take your “how to improve soil quality” quest further by enrolling in our free Bokashi Academy. There you will learn the ins and outs of how to properly COLLECT organic waste, all you need to know about the bokashi PROCESS, and how to USE the bokashi cake and bokashi juice optimally. Nonetheless, this is also the place where you can connect with other like-minded folks and help us close the #bokashiloop.