Bokashi Bran

How Bokashi Tea Can Eradicate Weeds Naturally

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Bokashi tea, also known as leachate or juice, is the liquid that can be tapped from your Bokashi Bran® kitchen digester bucket during the food waste fermentation process, which can then be used for a host of useful things, some of which you can read about on our blog.

Bokashi Tea Is Very Acidic

Bokashi tea is very acidic, which makes it an ideal natural weed killer and while using it may not necessarily last as long as tugging weeds out by the root, it can be a real time-saver when you have a lot of ground to cover.

Because bokashi tea is naturally produced, this great organic herbicide will never result in any negative health or environmental effects. It is perfectly safe for use around humans and pets.

How To Use Bokashi Tea As A Natural Weed Killer

  • Wait for a sunny dry day.
  • Identify the weeds you wish to eradicate.
  • Collect fresh bokashi tea directly from your bokashi digester bucket.
  • Pour the undiluted tea straight onto the weed.
  • Repeat the weed killer process every few days if the weed is a particularly stubborn sort

Pouring the bokashi tea directly onto a weed will also cause the tea to soak into the soil and get to work on the roots of the weed.

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The acidic nature of undiluted bokashi tea could also kill adjacent plants. If there are any neighbouring plants you don’t want to lose, put the bokashi tea in a spray bottle and apply the undiluted tea directly to the foliage of the offending weeds’ leaves only. It is best to do this on a day when there is no wind so that the spray doesn’t inadvertently carry over to any surrounding plants.

Would you like to know more about Bokashi Bran?

Visit our website to find out how you can get started with your kitchen food waste recycling-to-compost program and start enjoying all the added benefits your food waste recycling has to offer. We now offer a Bokashi Bran® system for commercial kitchens! Contact us for anything bokashi-related that you may require.

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