Turn food waste into compost – the bokashi way!
The food waste does not change its physical properties while in the bucket. It needs to be added to garden waste to make compost.
Composting is a process whereby organic matter of carbon and nitrogen are combined. Brown twigs, dead leaves, egg boxes and cardboard are the carbon element whereas food waste, green grass cuttings are the nitrogen part of compost. Combined with the effective microorganisms in bokashi, this combination makes a rich organic compost in much quicker time than traditional compost..
How to make compost
It’s simple and not necessary to complicate with recipes of greens and browns.
- Collect your garden waste in a compost pile or a compost bin to keep it neat and tidy.
- Open a hole in the garden waste and bury the food waste.
- Cover it up with garden waste.
- Turn the pile every 4 to 5 weeks.
- Use the compost that is ready from the bottom of the pile back in your garden.
What makes bokashi special?
With traditional composting, cooked food, dairy and protein is kept out of the pile. Bokashi can now compost absolutely all food waste quickly and safely.