Introduction to Bokashi Composting

Ready to start composting your kitchen scraps but don't have the yard space? With this easy guide, you can Bokashi composting is a great way to reduce your waste and get started in organic gardening. And with this simple guide, you can build your own Bokashi bucket in just a few hours using materials you probably have lying around the house. So what are you waiting for? Get started today and soon you'll be reaping the benefits of nutrient-rich compost for your garden!

Making your own bokashi composting system is easy! All you need are two 5-gallon buckets and a few simple tools. The bokashi composting system is a fermentation method used at home to break down food scraps. Bokashi Bran necessary to complete the composting process, which we conveniently carry.

Supplies Needed:

To make the Bokashi Composting setup:

1. first use a drill with a 1/2 inch bit to make about 20 holes in the bottom of one of the buckets. These holes will allow the compost to drain out later as "bokashi leachate".
2. Stack the drilled bucket inside one that has not been drilled. Any bokashi leachate will drain to the bottom.
3. Alternately, you can add a drain to the bottom of the outer bucket to drain leachate. For this, use a 1" inch bit to drill the drain hole.

For the bucket setup, you'll need two 5-gallon buckets and a 1/2" drill bit to drill a hole in the plastic. Place the first bucket at a slight incline and insert the second bucket directly underneath it. This will allow for drainage; the liquid will collect in the bottom bucket and can be used later as part of your compost mix!

Drilling a 1 inch hole for Bokashi leachate

Tips for Setting Up Your Buckets in the House

Now it's time to start adding food scraps. Add a 2" layer of scraps to the top bucket, then use your smasher tool to smash them down as much as possible. Its important not to fill up the top bucket all way because you'll need to leave some space for fermentation (10 days). Don't forget to add in a scoop of starter when everything's all set! Finally, close up your lid and you're done!

Properly Adding Bokashi Bran and Caring for Your Buckets

You're almost ready to begin your bokashi composting! Not much more work is needed because with a few tools and some elbow grease, you'll be able to build the bokashi bucket in the comfort of your own home in no time. As for the actual composting process, simply add about two inches of food scraps into your bucket and sprinkle some bokashi bran on top. Then continue to layer food waste and bran until your bucket is full.

After this initial setup, don't forget to buy or make another bokashi bin so you can store it at room temperature when done. With proper care and maintenance, this will keep your compost fresh and healthy until you're ready to begin again!

Bokashi composting is also faster and cheaper than traditional methods—not to mention all food waste can be used!

Benefits of Bokashi Composting for Home Gardens

With a bokashi bucket, you can build and use an anaerobic composting system in just a few hours! Forget lugging all your food waste to the compost pile every day, because with a bokashi bucket you can do a big chunk of the initial composting in the comfort of your own home. Then, you can add to your outdoor pile, trench for future garden or drop off at a community food scrap location.

So if you’re looking for convenience, eco-friendliness, and a healthy dose of savings, then bokashi composting is for you. As a bonus, it’s also much easier to make a bokashi bucket than it is to construct a traditional composting system. So get your tools ready and let’s start building!