How to use a bokashi bin

Recycle organic kitchen waste into fantastic compost with an indoor Bokashi bin. With this indoor composting method, there’s no smell, no flies and best of all, it’s really easy to use. Follow these steps for foolproof compost and do your bit for the environment.

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How to make a bokashi bin

1. Put your compost bin together and get started. Add organic food waste. Cooked food as well as meat, fish, cheese, fruit and vegetable scraps are all good to go in. 
2. Cut bulky scraps into small pieces so they break down more rapidly. 
3. Add 2-3 sprays of liquid bokashi daily. Press it all down using the provided trowel. This extracts air and helps the composting process. Close the lid to aid decomposition.

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Create liquid gold with Bokashi composting

After a few weeks, turn on the tap at the base of the bin and drain what gardeners call “liquid gold”. This juice is filled with nutrients, as well as beneficial microbes. It makes an awesome liquid fertiliser for the garden and your indoor plants too.  For house plants, dilute at a rate of a teaspoon to 5 litres of water.

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Give plants some love

When the Bokashi bin is full, leave it three weeks, then empty the contents into your compost bin, or a trench in the garden. You’ll need to bury the fermented waste material. It will break down into valuable humus and organic matter that will make the soil sing and your plants grow.

Now that you have your indoor compost in place, why not get on top of your outdoor. View our article on how to make your own compost here

 

 

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