The Bokashi One Bucket reduces the need for an outside compost pile and is easier to maintain than a worm farm. The airtight lid ensures an ideal environment for anaerobic fermentation to take place, while controlling odours and deterring flies. Placing the plastic grate inside the bucket and then piling food waste on top of it separates the food waste from the liquid that accumulates at the bottom of the bucket. This liquid can be easily drained through the tap and used as a nutrient-rich fertiliser for the garden.
Bokashi One Plastic Bucket
The Bokashi One Plastic Bucket is 410mm high, 310mm wide and 300mm deep, stores neatly under kitchen sink, It can hold 20 litres of food waste. It is available in 3 colours Black, White and Tan with green lid.
Bokashi One Mix
Each Bag of Bokashi One mix weighs 1 Kilo and is approximately 4 Litres in volume. It is packaged in a resealable zip lock bag.
Bokashi One Mix is made here in Australia using a mixture of wheat bran, rice husks and sawdust that have been sprayed with a group of micro-organism that exist freely in nature. Bokashi One Mix is dried thoroughly so it can be stored for years with no loss of effectiveness. The dry ingredients in the mix are simply a carrier and food source for the micro-organisms which are dormant when dry in the packaging and activate again when added to your waste. Bokashi One Mix ferments the waste in the Bokashi One™ Bucket, eliminating unpleasant odours. When the waste is buried in the soil, the mix accelerates the breakdown of the waste and adds life and nutrients to the soil.
Bokashi One Mix can also be used as a great compost starter!
Step By Step Guide To Composting With Bokashi One
- Position the plastic grate on the ledge near the bottom of the bucket with the knob upright. Make sure the tap is in the off position.
- Place your kitchen waste in the bucket and sprinkle a handful of Bokashi One Mix over every layer of waste. As a guide, use approximately 1 tablespoon of mix for every cup of waste. Use more Bokashi One Mix when adding high protein foods, eg meat, fish, cheese and eggs.
- Check that the lid is closed tightly at all times.
- Regularly drain the Bokashi juice produced using the tap at the base of the bucket.
- Repeat this layering process until the Bokashi One bucket is full.
- Once full, the waste is ready to be buried.
- If you have two Bokashi One buckets, begin the process again in your second bucket, allowing the contents of the first bucket to continue to ferment. Continue to drain off the bokashi juice regularly.
- Wash your Bokashi One bucket after each use.
Note: the waste does not break down in the bucket; it is fermenting and will reduce in volume as it loses water content. Complete breakdown of the waste and the composting process occurs when it is buried in the soil
What can I compost
Just about all kitchen waste, (which is a huge benefit of Bokashi One composting over worm farms or traditional composting), although it’s best to avoid large bones and excessive amounts of liquid.
- fruit and vegetables
- prepared foods
- cooked and uncooked meats and fish
- coffee grinds
- tea bags
- wilted flowers and tissues
Burying Bokashi Waste
The amount of juice your Bokashi One kitchen composting system produces depends on the type of food stored in it; so don’t be concerned if little or no juice is produced. Adding fruit and vegetables tends to increase juice production. Be careful not to add too much Bokashi One Mix as this can result in reduced juice creation.
Take care with the tap. Do not unscrew more than ¾ of a turn. If you think the tap is blocked, try clearing with a skewer.
Using the juice
BOKASHI JUICE MUST BE DILUTED PRIOR TO USE IN THE GARDEN.
Bokashi juice contains nutrients from the food waste and is alive with micro-organisms so it makes a terrific, free fertiliser!
it is very strong so must be diluted with water at a 100:1 ratio, that's 100 parts water to 1 part bokashi juice, approximately 2 teaspoons of juice for every litre of water.
Do not apply directly to foliage.
Pour the concentrated Bokashi juice directly into kitchen and bathroom drains, toilets and septic systems. It will help prevent algae build-up and control odour. And as a huge bonus, it contributes to cleaning up our waterways as the good bacteria compete with the bad bacteria!
Bokashi juice is best if used within 24 hours after draining from the bucket.