Bokashi composting is a brand-new and advanced means of fermenting (pickling) your kitchen waste. It began in Japan where most people live in apartments or condos, Few own land but they like window or terrace gardens and needed creative solutions for dealing with kitchen waste and feeding their plants.
When it is done right, a bokashi bucket will ,break down all kitchen waste material, without odors by using specific micro-organisms like lactobacilli, yeasts and other microbes. They all work together and unlike other composing methods they can break down dairy and meat products.. It’s actually very easy to do it right as soon as you have the right gear.
Bokashi composting works by anaerobic (without oxygen) fermentation. That means that no aerobic composting takes place. The micro-organisms break down your food kitchen scraps till they are pickled, similar to the way farmers make silage for their dairy cows.
Bokashi is the entirely natural method to reduce, reuse and reuse natural waste. Bokashi is 100 % natural and it is 100 % safe for you, safe for your animals, and safe for the environment.
The bokashi composting system helps minimize greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, methane and bad smells like hydrogen sulfide and ammonia which are produced by aerobic composting. of kitchen waste.
It is also much quicker at breaking down your food scraps. Oxygen is actually your opponent when composting indoors, because it triggers a rotting scent. But in the bokashi system, the lack of oxygen and the reasonably low level of acidity avoid the organisms that produce gas and smells from forming, and any that existed will not have the ability to make it through. They will be eaten by the anaerobic organisms that grow when oxygen is absent.
Bokashi compost can be mixed with other food or garden wastes and enable recycling which reduces the amount of waste in land fills.
Once in the soil it will take an additional month or two for it to turn into mature compost. In the meantime there is a supply of bokashi tea available for feeding your plants.
You can also add bokashi to a worm composter to finish it off because the microbes have taken care of the meat or dairy products present.
With Bokashi composting a healthy balance of microorganisms go back to the soil establishing the healthy high microbial counts found in healthy dirt.
Bokashi treated soil provides for improved uptake of nutrients and antioxidants leading to vigorous and healthy plant development. The vitamins and mineral product produced in fermenting serve as a fertilizer for the plants.
All Seasons Indoor Composter – Bokashi Bucket And Starter
If you want to get started we recommend the All Seasons Indoor Composter by SCD Probiotics, which includes the bokashi bucket and spigot and the bokashi bran starter mix.
It is an affordable basic unit and highly rated by users. With a 4.2 out of 5 stars rating and a best seller on Amazon. You can read reviews and more about the product below and shipping is free which is always nice!