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Bokashi Composting

Bokashi Composting is an alternate method if you don’t have enough space for a compost bin.Learn more about this here.

What is Bokashi?

If you don’t have enough space for a compost bin then Bokashi offers an alternative to composting.

Bokashi was developed in Japan and literally means ‘fermented organic matter’.
A fermented wheat- bran mixture called Compost-Zing is used in a bucket system where food is literally pickled. The final product has a slight sweet/sour smell.

One of the benefits of Bokashi is that it has no odour so can be placed inside. This means that you can add products such as meat and fish, which are discouraged in the usual compost due to vermin & odours.

Not only is it easy to use, readily available, and environmentally friendly, it also gives you many advantages over regular composting:

  • up to 50% quicker composting time
  • less odour as the food decays
  • healthier and more productive plants
  • requires no mixing
  • produces a natural pour-on liquid fertiliser as well as physical compost.

Bokashi.co.nz has all the information and products to help you get started. 

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