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What is Bokashi Composting?

Bokashi is a form of composting that is different than other types of composting since it is an anaerobic rather than aerobic process that ferments organic material instead of fully decomposing it.

Photo of food scraps in bokashi compost

Bokashi composting requires some special equipment and materials but can produce finished compost in a short period of time. Bokashi compost is highly nutritious for plants and can also be a valuable addition to other forms of composting.

A Great Option For Composting Indoors Year Round

Unlike kitchen countertop food scrap containers, you can compost directly in your kitchen. Bokashi composting uses beneficial microbes in a bucket with an airtight lid to ferment leftover food scraps (even meat, dairy, and oils) without strong odors or flies. You can easily compost after every meal.

Start Composting The Bokashi Way

An easy way to get started is by purchasing a Bokashi Compost Starter Kit which comes with a bucket, microbial inoculant, and bokashi bran.

Premium Bokashi Composting Starter Kit (Includes 2 Bokashi Bins, 4.4 lbs of Bokashi Bran and Full Instructions
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It is also helpful to have some useful resources for information available. A great book on the subject is Bokashi Composting: Scraps to Soil in Weeks by Adam Footer. A great online resource is BokashiLiving.com with some excellent articles on how to get started and maintain your bokashi composting system.

Bokashi Composting: Scraps to Soil in Weeks
  • Adam Footer (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 176 Pages - 01/01/2014 (Publication Date) - New Society Publishers (Publisher)

Last update on 2022-10-04 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API


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