Everything You Need to Know About Bokashi Composting

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Everything You Need to Know About Bokashi Composting


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Bokashi is Japanese for “fermented organic matter.” Although it’s often referred to as a composting method, it’s really an anaerobic fermentation process.I’ve heard this described as pickling your organic waste.

When you use the Bokashi Method you layer organic scraps (fruits, veggies, meat, dairy) with a Bokashi mixin a bucket. The Bokashi mix is made of wheat germ or sawdust, molasses and starter microorganisms You can either make the Bokashi mix or buy it.

After layering, you put an air-tight lid on the bucket and let it ferment. After 10 days or so you can use the results of the Bokashi fermentation in your compost pile or you can mix it into your garden soil.

It’s easy, can be done on a small or large-scale and is virtually odor-free. In this article, The Compost Guy explains everything you need to know to start using the Bokashi Method. He explains:

  • What Bokashi Is
  • Advantages
  • Disadvantages
  • How to Get Started
  • A video that explains how to make your own Bokashi mix
  • A bunch of helpful resource links

This is an example of a complete Bokashi Composting Kit that includes a 5 Gallon bucket, air-tight lid, bottom drain, and everything you need for fermentation.

Click on the Everything You Need to Know About Bokashi Composting link below to learn more about this interesting composting/fermentation method.

Everything You Need to Know About Bokashi Composting

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