Helpful Hints for Bokashi Composting
- Minimize rotten or moldy food waste. This can attract pests and make the composting process less effective.
- Break or chop large food scraps into smaller pieces. This will help the food scraps to ferment more quickly.
- Close the lid tightly and drain the juice frequently. The juice that accumulates at the bottom of the bucket is a good source of nutrients, but it can also attract pests.
- Press down each layer of food waste to remove air. This will help the food scraps to ferment more quickly.
- Do not add water or excessive amounts of liquid. This can dilute the nutrients in the food scraps and make the composting process less effective.
- Do not place the bucket in the sun. The heat from the sun can kill the beneficial bacteria that are needed for composting.
- Wash the bucket well after each use. This will help to prevent the spread of pests and diseases.
- Look into community composting and gardening projects in your area. This is a great way to get involved in your community and reduce your environmental impact.
- Don't be afraid to experiment. There is no one right way to compost, so find what works best for you and your lifestyle.