How to Bokashi Compost

instructions on using a bokashi composting system:

  1. Prepare your bokashi composter. If you are using a SDMBokashi composter, simply follow the instructions that come with the composter. If you are making your own bokashi composter, you will need to drill a few holes in the bottom of a container to allow the liquid to drain. You will also need to line the container with a piece of cheesecloth or a coffee filter to prevent the food scraps from falling through the holes.

  2. Add the bokashi bran. Once your bokashi composter is prepared, you will need to add a layer of bokashi bran to the bottom of the container. The amount of bokashi bran you need will depend on the size of your composter.

  3. Add your food scraps. Once you have added the bokashi bran, you can start adding your food scraps. Be sure to chop the food scraps into small pieces so that they will break down more quickly.

  4. Sprinkle with bokashi bran. As you add your food scraps, be sure to sprinkle them with bokashi bran. This will help to preserve the food scraps and prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.

  5. Close the lid and let it ferment. Once you have added all of your food scraps, close the lid of the bokashi composter and let it ferment for 2 weeks. During this time, the bokashi bran will work its magic and the food scraps will be converted into a nutrient-rich pre-compost.

  6. Drain the liquid. Once the fermentation process is complete, you will need to drain the liquid from the bottom of the bokashi composter. This liquid is a nutrient-rich fertilizer that can be used to water your plants.

  7. Bury the pre-compost. Once you have drained the liquid, you can bury the pre-compost in your garden. The pre-compost will continue to break down in the soil and release nutrients to your plants.