Bokashi Probiotic Mix 11008, #11009, #11010, #11011, #11012, #11013, #11014
A Probiotic Natural & Eco-Friendly Composting Mixture of Organic Bran, EM, Molasses, Water, and Ceramic Powder. Bokashi means: pickling or fermenting in Japanese. This Natural Anaerobic Fermentation process allows the beneficial microbes to thrive while breaking down waste compared to conventional composting that breaks down with decomposition and decay. This process changes food waste into Organic Nutrient Rich Soil in 2-4 weeks, with no need for Chemicals & Fertilizers. The resulting soil produces increased quality and yields in plants. There are no foul smells, no toxic gasses and does not attract flies, bugs or animals! It requires little land and effort, no water, and noticeable cost savings.
Compost: fruit, vegetables, meat, chicken, or fish.
Composting * Odour Control * Pest & Animal Control * Pet Waste * Portable & Waterless Toilets Process Compost * Plant Waste * Mulch Decomposition * Potting soils and Gardens * Agriculture
Soil, Mulch or Plant Waste:
Apply bokashi on at a rate of 1 lb. per 100 sq. ft.
Kitty Litter Directions:
Add 2 cups of bokashi to litter box. Adding 1 cup of bokashi per week between litter box changes to maintain freshness, control odour and extend the life of the litter mix.
Toilets – Out House:
Sprinkle handful of bokashi after each use to break down the waste effectively, and prevent odours.
For Composting and Waterless Toilets:
Mix bokashi 1:3 with peat mix for improved breakdown and odour control. And use waste as a garden fertilizer.
Potting Mix Amendment:
Add bokashi 1:20 with potting mix for balance health, decrease watering, bigger longer lasting blooms and much more!
Pets, Chicken Run, Birds, Rabbits, or Livestock:
Sprinkle bokashi on floor or cage bottom to control and eliminate offensive odours and keep animals healthy. Use resulting waste into a garden fertilizer. Mix bokashi with the animal feed for extra health benefits.
Healthy Earth Bokashi Bucket Kit #11001, #11002 (for 2)
How to Compost:
1 Cut up food scraps into one inch pieces – bigger pieces and bones may take a little longer to break down.
2. Start with one bucket and sprinkle about a small handful (1-2 tbsp) of bokashi mix at the bottom of the bucket.
3. Add food waste and every 2 inches of food waste, sprinkle bokashi mix to cover all food waste (about a small handful).
4. Compress the food scraps with a compressor, plate or potato masher to get any air out, then, cover the bucket with the lid for an air-tight bucket.
5. Use the liquid drained from the bucket spigot spout to water your plants as a fertilizer, or deodorize your drains or toilets. Mix 10 parts water to 1 part drained liquid before using as a plant fertilizer.
6. When bucket is full, leave it out of sunlight to ferment for one week (can leave for longer). This allows the bokashi to ferment food (microbes do their work) scraps the in the bucket.
7. Bury contents of bucket in the garden. Mix contents with some soil before adding 6 inches of soil to cover contents. In 2 weeks, the soil is ready for planting.
Note: The fermented food still look like food scraps. After 2 weeks, the buried contents will be approximately 90% broken down depending on how what you composted – bigger chunks and bones may take longer. There may be some white mould – that is good – when there is black mould that is not good – you will tell by the smell. There is no foul smell except a sweet and sour pickle smell. It is good to start with 2 buckets – one to bokashi compost daily, and another to leave to ferment. The buckets needs to allow drainage of liquid by the spout and must have an airtight lid. Drain liquid every 3-4 days accordingly. Too much liquid can lead to contents going bad. If you happen to have a bad batch, you may be able to rectify it by burying the contents and adding extra bokashi mix with the contents before covering contents with soil.
What to do in winter when ground is frozen?
Bokashi takes extreme temperatures. When it is freezing, the effective microorganisms go dormant, and wake up when the temperature rises.
Choices: (note: animals will not get into your bokashi fermenting compost and it will not have foul smells or flies!)
1. You can leave the contents in buckets for months or extended period-no problem
2. You can dump contents into a pile in garden, or add to above ground compost, and cover it with a tarp. When the weather is warmer, leave it covered for 4-6 weeks and you will get organic rich fertilizer!
3. You can layer contents into a garbage can, flower box or any container. You may do this indoors or outdoors. Start with placing soil at bottom of container, layering contents, and topping contents with soil. When weather is warmer, leave it covered, or uncovered for 4-6 weeks and you will get organic rich soil!