How to bokashi compost

Bokashi composting is fast and easy. Simply add food waste to the indoor kitchen composter, sprinkle with the bokashi bran mixture, and wait for the results. It takes just 4 to 6 weeks for your food waste to be transformed into microbe and nutrient rich compost.

A detailed user guide and troubleshooting guide is provided free with each of our Bokashi Composter Starter Kits (starting at just $45).

How to bokashi compost in 4 simple steps:

How to bokashi compost: 4 simple steps

Step 1: Add

Simply add your food waste to the indoor kitchen composter.

You can put all food waste into your kitchen composter. Fruit, vegetables, cooked food, meat, dairy, grains and pasta are all fine; basically all food waste.

Step 2: Sprinkle

Next, sprinkle with a tablespoon or two of our premium bokashi bran mixture. Repeat each day until your bokashi bin is full. It will typically take around two weeks to fill your bokashi composter. Once full, seal the lid and let the bin sit for 2 weeks to complete the fermentation process.

Step 3: Bury

Your food scraps have now been transformed into microbe and nutrient-rich pre-compost, and is ready to be buried in your garden. You can bury your fermented food waste in your garden, compost pile, or potting containers.

Step 4: Grow

In two weeks the pre-compost will be transformed into the soil web, to the benefit of all plants and soil in the surrounding area. Plant roots will thrive on the newly added bokashi microbes and food waste nutrients. You are then ready to grow your favorite flowers, fruits and vegetables. Watch your garden flourish!

How to bokashi compost: videos

Watch our how-to videos to help you get the most out of your bokashi composting system. Why not subscribe to our youTube Channel or check back here regularly for new content and videos?

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2 thoughts on “How to bokashi compost

    1. Hi Nicole,
      Thanks for the question. Absolutely, you can use your bokashi composter during the winter! Bokashi composting works throughout the whole year. The majority of the process happens inside the indoor kitchen composter in the convenience of your own kitchen. During the cold winter months, the fermented food waste will take longer to transform into compost after it is buried in your garden. But it will still work.
      A useful blog piece here about getting the most out of your bokashi composter in the winter.
      We hope that helps. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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