Benefits of bokashi composting

There are lots of benefits of bokashi composting your food scraps, here are the top reasons why we love bokashi!

1. Builds healthy soils

Worms in compost
Healthy soil full of worms and other life after adding bokashi compost

Firstly, many bokashi composters are also avid gardeners. As such, one of the top benefits is the quality of the bokashi compost and the huge benefits it has in our gardens. The microbe, yeast and fungi rich bokashi compost is an excellent foundation for building a healthy and productive soil structure.

2. It’s easy

Secondly, the bokashi composting system is really forgiving and easy to use. Our bokashi system uses a simple 4-step process; Add, Sprinkle, Bury, and Grow. The bokashi process is a simple way of converting all of your food scraps into nutrient rich compost and fertilizer.

3. It’s fast!

Another benefit of bokashi composting is the speed. By using bokashi composting, your food scraps are transformed into high quality compost in just 4 to 6 weeks.

4. All food waste

Next, unlike other composting methods, bokashi composting allows you to compost all of your food waste. Cooked foods, dairy, meat, vegetables and fruits can all go in your bokashi composter.

5. No foul odor

Another benefit of bokashi composting is the smell, more precisely, the lack of smell. The bokashi process uses specially selected microbes to ferment your kitchen scraps. The bokashi kitchen composter, the pre-compost and the bokashi tea all have a sweet pickle-type smell, similar to home brew beer. This is far removed from the putrid, rancid smell associated with rotting foods.

In addition, as the bokashi bucket is an airtight container, when the lid is sealed, it produces no odor. Therefore allowing you to keep your bokashi bucket in the convenience of you kitchen without the risk of unwanted odors.

6. Pest free

Raccoon
Bokashi composting allows you to compost all of your food waste without attracting pests

Another benefit of bokashi composting is that common composting pests such as mice, rats, raccoons, flies and bears are not attracted to bokashi composting. Therefore, you can happily compost all of your food waste (including meat, dairy and cooked food) without attracting pests.

7. It’s local, sustainable and low carbon!

Traditional composting actually releases a lot if greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. In contrast, the anaerobic bokashi process releases little (if any) harmful greenhouse gas.

Finally, your bokashi compost and fertilizing tea is locally produced! No more trips to your garden centre for compost; saving fuel and packaging.

You might also like to read:

How to bokashi compost

What can I put in my bokashi kitchen composter?

 

 

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