Successful composting is possible through different methods. One of the more popular ones used today is the Bokashi method. Although many refer to it as a type of composting, the word in Japanese actually means “fermented organic matter,” which is actually fermentation rather than composting process. The end product is much different than that produced by regular composting techniques, making it truly a class on its own.
Understanding the Bokashi Process
Bokashi is the process of pickling or fermenting organic waste material. The method involves the use of specialised containers, usually in the form of Bokashi buckets. Together with some special mix and organic waste, the process produces a juice that you can use for other purposes. Diluting the juice produced with water and using it to water indoor and outdoor plants will allow the plants to get the full benefit of the nutrients and microbes from it.
The Advantages of Using Bokashi Bins
More homeowners are using the Bokashi method because it’s very easy and doesn’t produce bad odour unlike some other means of fermentation and composting. There are many reasons to start using the Bokashi system and here are some of the advantages you can look forward to:
- A Bokashi Bucket a no mess, no smell, simple and easy to use solution for recycling your organic kitchen waste.
- Add Bokashi to the indoor bokashi bin to ferment the organic waste and into nutrient rich garden fertiliser and compost.
- Bokashi additive makes a great addition to your compost heap to enrich the heap.
- Juice produced using the Bokashi method doesn’t smell bad and works as a great slow-release fertiliser for indoor and outdoor plants alike.
- The Bokashi method allows you to use practically any kitchen waste products. From vegetable and fruit scraps to meat and seafood and other cooked food waste; all of these will help produce a cost effective and eco-friendly fertiliser.