With the Bokashi kitchen bucket, you ferment your own kitchen waste in the house. By mixing kitchen waste with Bokashi starter and keeping it sealed in the kitchen bucket, a valuable organic material is created. The Effective Micro-organisms present in the Bokashi starter ensure that the fresh kitchen remains ferment instead of rot. Rotting and stench are not given a chance in this fermentation process. In exchange, you get good nutrition for the soil life.
– Cut the kitchen waste into pieces of maximum 5 x 5cm.
– Divide a small amount of Bokashi starter on the grid of the Bokashi kitchen bucket.
– Apply a layer of approx. 5 cm of fresh kitchen waste.
– Sprinkle another handful of Bokashi starter on the kitchen waste and press everything firmly.
– Close the Bokashi kitchen bucket securely with the lid.
– Repeat this process until the bucket is full.
Drain the collected juice daily or every other day. It can take about a week before the first liquid can be drained. The amount of moisture depends on which remains are processed in the bucket. A lot of fruit, for example, gives a lot of moisture. Draining is important because Bokashi does not like wet feet.
Bokashi juice is a kind of superfood for plants because it contains nutrients and useful microorganisms. It is quite acidic. Dilute the Bokashi juice therefore at least 1/100 with water (that is 10 ml on 1 litre of water). It is best to use the drained juice immediately. In the toilet/drainage pipes it works as a preventive and natural cleaning. Another advantage!
– Let the Bokashi kitchen bucket ferment for another 2 weeks with the lid closed. The top layer still needs time.
– The Bokashi is ready when it has a sweet and sour smell. The kitchen remains have hardly changed in structure and appearance.
– Process the Bokashi directly in the soil or enrich the compost heap with it. Process approx. 1 kg Bokashi/m2 on (up to max. 2 kg/m2 on poor soils) per year. Soil life such as bacteria, fungi and earthworms digest the Bokashi. The nutrients that are released are absorbed by the plants.