Start Composting, Bokashi Style

comments (3) September 24th, 2010

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yourownvictorygarden Greg Holdsworth, contributor
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Video Length: 5:11
Produced by: Greg Holdsworth


Bokashi is a method of composting that uses an anaerobic (without air) inoculation process. This process starts to break down or "ferment" the material being composted. I previously posted a DIY pictorial guide on how to set up the container (bucket) and add material to it. You can view it here. This is the "movie" version of that procedure.

In the video, I follow the same steps as set forth in the original post. I went the DIY route and made my own composter out of two 2-gallon paint/storage buckets. After I collected some material to be fermented, I placed alternating layers of it with the EM Bokashi mix I ordered online. You continue to do this until the container is full. There it will sit for 2-4 weeks. The material does not break down or decompose while it's in the bucket, however. The breakdown will occur after it has been transferred to the soil. I hope to return with a video showing this process.


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Comments (3)

a_monz writes: Nice video. I'm a fairly new gardener and found this video immensely informative, thanks.
Posted: 10:27 pm on June 9th
jtobiasl writes: i like your video, greg!

one question, if you freeze the contents of the scrap bucket & defrost it before transferring it to the bokashi bucket, won't that accelerate & speed up the bokashi composting process & eliminate any potential smell issue that might otherwise arise?

Posted: 10:24 pm on February 28th
shimokajilarry writes: I had found this posting (video) very useful, I had some od the at risk youth that I work with use Bokashi composting and they enjoyed the process very much
Posted: 10:29 am on October 29th
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