Compost bins

Marion Anderson asked 11 months ago

I want to start adding my bokashi to a compost bin – does the bin need to be open ended or have a base please?

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Nicki Casley Staff answered 11 months ago

A compost bin always works best if it has no bottom on it.  This allows for a free transfer of biota between the garden and the compost pile.  This will dramatically improve the effectiveness, speed and quality of the pile.

Marion Anderson answered 11 months ago

Thank you Nicki. I thought i read about a three box system on this site but i can’t find it again. If i used three bins, one full, one newly started and one with garden soil for layering with bokashi would the three bins be best without bottoms?

Nicki Casley Staff answered 11 months ago

I’m not familiar with a three bokashi bin process.  You may be referring to what we call a ‘soil factory’ bin.  This is a completely separate bin from the bokashi bins, and is used primarily by people who do not have access to a garden.  Here is a blog post we have on how to do this:

How to make a simple soil factory

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