Hi there. I have a Bokashi bin in my apartment and it hasn\’t filled up in 2 weeks. I have been adding to the bin since then, it is now the 4th week. I have two questions. How does this affect the Bokashi and when is the max time to have the food scraps in the bin? What can I do with the Bokashi pre-compost, especially if I don\’t have a garden?
Thanks for the questions. There is no maximum length of time to have the food waste in the bokashi bucket. We recommend a minimum of 2 weeks, after the last food scraps have been added. If you leave it longer, the bokashi microbes will simply become dormant until the bokashi pre-compost is buried. So, no need to worry if you are taking longer than the average 2 weeks to fill your bokashi bucket.
There are a few different options for burying your bokashi pre-compost if you don’t have a garden. The most common method is to use a soil factory (essentially a large container in which to mix your bokashi pre-compost with garden soil). This blog post has more information about soil factories: https://bokashiliving.com/make-simple-soil-factory/
Plus this blog post has lots of ideas for bokashi composting without a garden: https://bokashiliving.com/composting-for-condos/
Happy composting 🙂