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This is the short version of how to get started with bokashi and composting.
We will help you choose:

  • bokashi starter kit

  • compost bin

so that you can see it is as easy as 1-2-3 to get started with bokashi and composting.

The bokashi system needs two buckets for continuity of the process.

Why 2 buckets?

When one is fermenting, the other one is filling up with food waste and they continue in a rotation cycle.

In your kitchen

Keep a bowl on the counter to collect food scraps and plate scraping. Absolutely anything organic.  No food waste is to go into the dustbin again.

Every night when you’re cleaning up the kitchen

Empty your counter container into your bokashi bucket and sprinkle a thin layer of bokashi over the top.

When your bucket is full

Leave your full bucket sealed and out of direct sunlight while you start your second bucket. During this time the liquid or bokashi tea will collect in the bottom of the bucket.

Bokashi tea

The amount of tea depends on the water content of the food waste that was added to the bucket. Tomato, for example has a higher water content than bread. The liquid from the food waste drains into the bottom of the bucket taking with it the beautiful microbes from the bokashi. This concentrated organic plant food that must be diluted 1:300 before feeding to your plants at the roots.

OPTION 1:

Starter kit - R515

Starter kit - no counter container

Bokashi starter kit

Starter kit

OPTION 2:

Super charged starter kit - R550

Super charged starter kit - with a counter container

Super charged starter kit

Compost

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.

Need more help?

Send us an email and we'll be happy to give you all the advice we can. bron@bokashibran.co.za

If we’ve answered your questions, are you ready to do this?

Make your food waste good for the environment!

Order your starter kit and compost box now

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