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Bokashi Composting: Methods of Using Bokashi Compost

Wendie and I as well as our kids are in full preparation mode for spring planting. Besides seedlings and drawing up our intricately detailed maps for garden, this year involves the girls having their own bokashi composting process.

Rather than divide our efforts with smaller bins that would simply feed into our larger composter out back, we decided they would experiment with direct composting as well, and to that end, keeping their own small bokashi compost systems.


Augmenting With Bokashi Compost Bokashi composting is similar to the traditional compost bin bio-digestor method with a just few critical variations. In this way, the decomposition of organic material is centered around a fermentation process, where feeder material is added to a closed container and allowed to stew about in anaerobic bliss.

With the addition of the bokashi inoculate EM-1 and a fermenting grain such as rice, oats, or bran, the system pickles food waste in half the time as an aerobic process and …

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