Second, adding this nutrient-rich organic material back into your garden soil results in little if any need for chemical inputs such as herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, and fertilizers that ultimately leach into the ground water. Soil high in soil microorganisms become naturally self-purifying by creating natural antioxidant compounds, preventing pathogenic bacteria from making your soil its home.
Lastly, our Organko compost bins are 100% made from sustainable materials. In fact, the Bokashi Organko - Ocean is 30% recycled fishing nets collected from the ocean.
HOW DOES EM® BOKASHI BENEFIT COMPOSTING?
Before we go into EM® Bokashi and food waste recycling, lets take a minute to understand why EM® is beneficial to composting as a whole. Lactic acid bacteria, yeast, and phototrophic bacteria contained in EM® change the environment of compost by fermenting the organic substances.
When EM® begins to ferment or break down the material, proteins and cellulose are metabolized into amino acids and polysaccharides instead of ammonia and carbon dioxide. This not only gets rid of odor, these amino acids and polysaccharides can be directly absorbed by plants and other microorganisms. This saves a step and results in increased fruit quality as normally proteins are synthesized from nitrogen.
By being able to directly absorb available amino acids, the energy is used to produce more sugar into the fruit.
In addition to more nutrient-rich compost, EM-1® speeds up the maturing process. EM-1® adds high populations of beneficial microorganisms that add valuable oxygen into the pile without the need for turning. By fermenting with EM-1®, organic material is decomposed within 2 months instead of 3-6 months. And thanks to the beneficial microorganisms the bio-waste is kept from rotting and producing unpleasant, foul odors. EM-1® liquid or your finished bokashi food waste can be directly added to your outdoor compost pile to speed up decomposition.
Worms equally enjoy the amazing buffet of food waste buried in the soil or added to a compost pile. Like microorganisms, worms eat the organic material and produce waste (worm castings). This increases organic matter and serves as additional food for bacteria, fungi, and other beneficial soil microbes.