|Airtight container half full of bokashi|
Kitchen bokashi is a useful soil amendment that is produced by fermenting food wastes. It offers households and institutions the following opportunities:
- a manageable means of reducing the volume of waste by recycling food scraps
- unending access to an excellent soil amendment that improves garden soil structure and fertility, benefiting helpful soil organisms as well.
|Healthy white mold forming|
Each shallow layer of food scraps should have a liberal sprinkling of inoculated carrier on top with layering continuing until the container is full. Stored under near anaerobic conditions, microbes will expand throughout the kitchen scraps and ferment the materials.
If done correctly, there will be no spoilage or putrid smell, allowing fermented food wastes to be collected and stored over the long term; even for months until burial. Finally, weeks after incorporation into the garden, the bokashi will become soil-like, providing both organic matter and plant nutrients to the soil.
|Kitchen bokashi being buried in the garden|
- kitchen bokashi 2.39 – 0.77 – 0.97
- worm castings 1.1 - 0.8 – 0.5
- blood meal 12 – 0 – 0
- chicken manure 1.1 – 0.8 – 0.5
- rabbit manure 2.4 – 1.4 – 0.6