Bokashi bins are a great way of making productive use of your kitchen waste - by converting it into a nutritious soil improver. 'Bokashi' is a Japanese horticultural phrase that roughly translates as ‘well fermented organic matter’. The process involves sprinkling Bokashi Bran (a 1kg bag is included in the set) over your kitchen waste. The bran contains billions of beneficial microbes. In just a few weeks, your organic food remnants will have transformed into some homemade pre-compost or fertiliser (saving you money in the process!). The bokashi bin is a small, compact and odour free composter that can be used indoors.
Bokashi is an excellent soil conditioner and will create a healthy, crumbly soil where plants will be able to take root more effectively.
The kit includes:
2 x Bokashi Buckets
1kg of Bokashi Bran
2 x taps
1 bran tamper.
H: 37cm. W: 31cm. D: 25.5cm
Bokashi Buckets have a volume of 15 Litres.
They come in a light grey colour, with a dark lid and tap.
What is Bokashi?
Bokashi is a new and alternative way of converting old food waste into nutrient rich soil conditioner or compost. Layering your food waste with Bokashi bran the food is broken down and fermented into compost with a high nutrient value, with the included air tight lid the Bokashi Bin is safe to leave in your kitchen with no risk of bad odours.
What are the main benefits of Bokashi and the bin system?
- Quick and easy to make and use.
- Small, compact and odour free, making it ideal for any kitchen space.
- Directs food way from landfill and straight into your garden
- Creates nutrient rich soil while reducing CO2 emissions.
- Decontaminates soil from damaging pollutants and pathogens.
- Contributes to excellent growth in your garden.
- Low process temperature – room temperature.
To make Bokashi, simply:
Place all your unwanted food into the Bokashi Bin.
Between each layer of food you put in the bin, place Bokashi Bran on top of the previous layer.
Pat the material down using a trowel so all the excess air is removed.
The less air the better, so always try and keep the lid shut.
Using the tap at the base of the bin, drain any excess liquid produced as often as possible. This will speed up the decomposing process.
What can I put in a Bokashi bin?
- Food scraps and leftovers such as fruit & vegetables, dairy products, meat & bones and fish.
- Prepared foods such as pizza, burgers, snacks, baked food and cakes.
- Other organic material such as spent flowers or coffee grounds.
What not to put in a Bokashi Bin!
- Bottles and Cans that are plastic, glass or aluminium.
- Packaging such as metal or plastics.
- Other items like tobacco ash, tea bags or pet waste.