Bokashi Kitchen Composting System
I have recently trialled the Bokashi kitchen composting system and have found it a beneficial addition to my home composting setup. This simple, no smell approach to composting kitchen refuse would be particularly useful to those who don’t have the room, time or volume of materials needed for traditional outdoor composting systems.
Basically, you layer your chopped kitchen scraps (including dairy and meat products) with the microbe-rich Bokashi mix over a period of weeks until the bin is full. The approximate ratio is one cup of kitchen scraps to one tablespoon of Bokashi mix.
The microbes in the mix cause the scraps to ferment and any liquid created to collect in the reservoir at the base of the bin. This nutrition-rich liquid can be used as a base for a fertiliser to apply to your garden.
The contents of your Bokashi bin can be buried in your garden to break down into a rich compost for your plants, garden soil, and soil life; or it can be added as an ingredient to your conventional compost bin.
I found the Bokashi bin especially useful as it is time efficient, and there’s no pressure to empty out a kitchen scrap bucket daily or to regularly turn the outdoor compost bin. Burying the mix adjacent to new or established plants is also a perk, with minimal effort required when compared to many other soil improvement methods.
The Bokashi One ™ composting system is available online and at reputable retail outlets, and would make a great Christmas gift for gardeners and people wanting to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.
For more: www.bokashi.com.au; 1300 902 880