Bokashi Composting

 Bokashi composting is an eco-friendly composting system.

All you need is  Bokashi One™ Bucket and Bokashi One™ Mix which work together to eliminate the odours and unpleasantness associated with putrefaction and decay.

The system is practical, simple and easy to use and it’s terrific for your garden.

Bokashi compost enriches and rebuilds soil on a microbial level, with the micro-organisms present injecting life and vitality
It produces a rich juice, which, when diluted, is perfect for natural garden fertilisation
It saves you money by reducing the need to purchase fertiliser

Placed your food scraps into a container that can be sealed with an air-tight lid. These scraps are then inoculated with a Bokashi One mix. This usually takes the form of a carrier, such as rice hulls, wheat bran or sawdust, that has been inoculated with composting micro-organisms. The mix are natural lactic acid bacteria, yeast, and phototrophic bacteria that act as a microbe community within the kitchen scraps, fermenting and accelerating breakdown of the organic matter.

The user would place alternating layers of food scraps and Bokashi mix until the container is full. Liquid “compost tea” is drained once or twice a week and dilute 2 teaspoons with 2-3 litres of water and water your plants. Once the container is full, it is left to ferment for an additional 2 weeks in the container, and then buried under 6-8 inches of soil, in ground or in a non-reactive container. After another two weeks buried under soil, the food scraps should be broken down into rich compost.

You can use Bokashi juice to water your seedlings, they love it and you can’t over feed them.

We use the Bokashi to feed our worms in the wormfarm, as they love Bokashi.

What can you compost:

  • Just about all kitchen waste (avoid big bones)
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Prepared foods
  • Cooked and uncooked meats and fish
  •  Eggs
  • Coffee grinds
  • Dairy
  • Bread
  •  Tea bags
  • Wilted flowers

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