There is no ‘right way to compost’. The perfect composting solution will vary depending on your lifestyle and your garden. Bokashi composting is so flexible that it fits into everyone’s lifestyle. Bokashi composting can be used independently or to compliment other composting processes. It seems that no two bokashi’ers* are the same. Everyone can benefit from having bokashi composting in their home, office, school and community.
* A person who bokashi’s! Is that even a word?
The novice composter
Adding food waste to a traditional compost pile can be daunting to a newbie composter. There is so much to learn with traditional garden composting. Getting the right balance between green and brown material. Knowing how often to turn the pile. How to add enough water, but not too much. Keeping pests away.
Food waste is very valuable for your compost pile and garden. But many people are put off from adding their food waste to their traditional compost pile. As such, your garden may be missing out on some of the best compost.
Bokashi composting is a very simple way to compost and is great for someone new to composting food waste. Bokashi composting works for all food waste so there is no need to separate your food scraps. Simply collect all of your food waste and empty it into your bokashi bucket at the end of the day. By following our how to guide you are just four steps away from transforming your food waste into high quality, nutrient and microbe rich compost.
The experienced composter
Some gardeners have enviable compost heaps that produce bountiful supplies of rich compost for their gardens. However, few composters compost all of their food scraps. Meat, bones, cooked food, egg shells and even potato peelings often attract wildlife when put in a traditional composting pile. If you have tried composting these items you will have likely experienced problems with rats and other unwelcome visitors. Especially during winter months when compost piles become less active.
It is for these hard to compost items that bokashi composting becomes useful. Bokashi composting allows you to compost all of your food waste all year round without attracting unwanted visitors to your garden. If you have an active compost pile, you will likely add your bokashi fermented food scraps to your pile. Watch our video to learn how to add bokashi pre-compost to your compost pile.
The bokashi pre-compost will also enhance your traditional compost pile by adding billions of extra microbes. The addition of bokashi pre-compost will help keep your compost pile active all year round. Bokashi pre-compost is also a great way to reinvigorate failing or slow compost piles.
The lazy composter
Traditional composting requires time and patience. You would expect to harvest your first compost 1-2 years after you start composting. Your traditional compost pile needs constant attention, particularly if you are adding harder to compost items such as food scraps. Bokashi composting, on the other hand, is fast and simple. In just 4-6 weeks you can transform your food scraps into homemade compost ready for growing in. If you think that you don’t have the patience to make your own compost then think again, bokashi composting could be for you.
The compact gardener
The bokashi fermenting process occurs within our compact bokashi indoor composters. These composters are typically stored in a convenient place in your own home. With bokashi composting there is no need for a compost pile in your garden as the bokashi pre-compost can be buried directly into your soil. This makes bokashi composting ideal for people with smaller gardens and can even be used for balcony and container gardens. Read more about integrating bokashi composting into gardening in small spaces.
The zero waster
Bokashi composting allows you to compost all of your food waste at home. Whilst a lot of food waste can be avoided, there is inevitably some food that has to be thrown away; bones, peelings, teabags, coffee grounds etc. All of these items will compost in the bokashi composter.
Bokashi composting is a great option for people wanting to reduce their carbon footprint. Composting at home means that there are fewer garbage trucks on the road and you don’t need to drive to the store to buy manufactured composts and fertilizers for your garden. In addition, the bokashi composting process produces very little (if any) greenhouse gases. All in all, bokashi composting is a great solution for people looking to reduce their environmental impact at home or work.