Begin by sprinkling a scoop of Bokashi Bran on the straining tray.
Directions for use:
- Collect food waste in a covered container for up to 4 hours.
- Empty food waste into Bokashi bucket and, press down with a masher.
- Sprinkle a scoop of Bokashi Bran over each layer of food waste.
- Seal the bokashi bucket tightly after adding food waste and Bokashi Bran.
- When the bucket is full, keep it sealed out of direct sunlight for two weeks and tap off the tea.
- Process into compost with garden waste in a compost pile or bury in a trench.
A white fungi-looking growth may appear on the food waste.
Tap off Bokashi tea that collects in the bottom of the bucket.
Dilute tea 1:300 water with water and feed plants as a concentrated organic plant food.
Make a hole in a traditional compost heap of garden waste, including grass cuttings, leaf rakings, and dead plants.
Empty the bokashi-treated food waste into the bucket.
Cover with compost and garden waste. Turn the pile every 4 to 5 weeks,
Food waste will have decomposed within 7 – 10 weeks.
What Can Go In The Bucket?
- Fresh fruit and vegetable scraps (incl. citrus peel and onion)
- Leftover cooked food.
- Cheese and dairy.
- Egg and egg shells.
- Cooked and uncooked meat and fish.
- Coffee grinds, tea bags, and leaves.
- Wilted flowers and anything organic.
- Unprinted, white paper towel.
What Cannot Go In The Bucket?
- Excessive amounts of liquids (drain as much liquid as possible before adding it to the bokashi bucket).
- Excessive amounts of oil (oil in salad dressing is acceptable).
- Food that is off or already smelling.
Why Is My Bin Smelling Offensive?
- Insufficient Bokashi Bran was added.
- Possibly the lid was not tightly sealed.
- Food was smelly before going into the bucket