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How do you start a Bokashi compost?
Last Updated: 5th June, 2020
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Thereof, can I put Bokashi in compost?
In bokashi bin composting, you take your food waste directly to your compost bin, without going through the process of fermentation first. Add it to your bin, add bokashi, and be sure to cover it. It is a little slower process, and you won't want to compost meat, fish, dairy, or heavy oils.
Also Know, what can you not put in Bokashi?
- Food that is already rotten or mouldy.
- Large bones.
- Shellfish shells like hard crab shells.
- Synthetic tea bags or staples.
- Liquids like milk.
- If you're adding cooked food scraps, like the scraps from making your own stock, drain the scraps so they're not too wet.
Just so, what does Bokashi compost look like?
Your bokashi pre-compost should have a sweet and sour pickle-like odor; a cross between pickled vegetables and home-brew beer. The smell should not be unpleasant or overpowering. If your bokashi kitchen composter smells putrid and rotten, then something has gone wrong.
Is Bokashi better than composting?
Provided bokashi ferment decomposes slowly in soil, it would be more environmentally sound than composting because it retains nitrogen and does not produce as much CO2. Traditional bokashi seems like a good option for managing and recycling kitchen waste, but does not seem like a good option for garden waste.