The Essential Bokashi Compost Bin Starter Kit, 4.4 gal

$59.00 USD
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Color: Black

Simplify your composting routine with the 4.4 gallon, Bokashi compost bin.  Made from 75% post-consumer recycled goods, it includes a draining sieve, presser, dosage container, drain cup, spigot, airtight lid, base, complete instruction manual and 1 lb bag of EM® Premium Bokashi compost starter. You will have everything you need to start composting!

  • Turn all food scraps into soil nutrients - Easily process virtually any kind of food waste right in your kitchen! Simply scrape food scraps into the compost bin, including small bones, meat and dairy. Then sprinkle a layer of EM® bokashi compost starter over the scraps to start the fermentation process and prevent odors, then close the lid. Repeat after each addition of organic waste.
  • Odor free - Forget expensive filters or charcoal filters; our EM® bokashi bran controls odors  naturally & quickly. Enjoy a virtually odorless indoor composting experience with no mess or fuss!
  • Compost all year round - Don't let winter weather stop you from composting! With our indoor bokashi compost bins you can kickstart the composting process from the comfort of your own home, even when it's freezing outside. No more daily trips to the outdoor composter.
HOW DOES IT WORK

The Bokashi Method is an anerobic (airtight) method of composting. You can compost food scraps, meat, small bones and dairy in just 4 - 6 weeks. Sprinkle a layer of EM Bokashi after each addition of food scraps, then press down using the airtight seal to lock out any air. The EM® Bokashi kickstarts the fermentation process and stops unpleasant odors from developing.

Once the bucket is full, leave for two weeks without opening and then bury the contents straight into the garden soil. After two more weeks the organic waste will have completely decomposed into nutrient rich compost. The unique bucket design catches a nutrient rich liquid fertilizer you can drain every 2-3 days. Dilute with water and use to fertilize your indoor and outdoor plants or pour undiluted down the sink to unblock drains

Product Specifications

Essential + Base

  • Volume: 4.4 Gallons
  • Dimensions: L:3542 x W:282 x H:386.5 mm
  • Packaging: 1 Essential + Base ( 1 x lid, 1 x handle, 1 x container, 1 x tap, 1 x draining sieve, 1 x dosage container, 1 x presser, 1 x drainer cup, 1 x base)

Essential Set + Base

  • Volume: 4.4 Gallons
  • Dimensions: L:3542 x W:282 x H:698 mm
  • Packaging: 2 Essentials + Base (2 x lid, 2 x handle, 2 x container, 2 x tap, 2 x draining sieve, 1 x dosage container, 1 x presser, 1 x drainer cup, 1 x base)
  • Technical data: Made from post post consumer recycled plastic. (polypropylene) Made in the EU.made in the EU.
  • Single bucket includes 1 lb bag of EM Bokashi
  • Bucket Set includes 2 lb bag of EM Bokashi
SHIPPING & RETURNS
Shipping Information

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Return Policy

At TeraGanix, we take great pride in the quality of our products. Upon receipt of your item, please inspect your purchase and notify us of any damage; we will arrange for a prompt replacement.

Within 30 days, you may return your items for a refund of the merchandise value.

Recycle Organic Waste In Half The Time

With the Bokashi method you can compost food scraps, meat, small bones and dairy in just 4 - 6 weeks. Once the bucket is full, leave for two weeks without opening and then bury the contents straight into the garden soil. After two more weeks the organic waste will have completely decomposed into nutrient rich compost.

Compost Without Unpleasant Odor with EM® Bokashi.

The Essential compost bin is an airtight bin that creates an anaerobic environment for fermenting organic waste. Sprinkle the EM® Bokashi on top of the organic waste to kickstart the fermentation process and to prevent unpleasant odors, even when opening the container.

Drain your own fertilizer every 4 - 5 days and use to water your indoor or outdoor plants. Dilute 1 oz of liquid into 1 gallon of water.

Product specifications

Essential + Base

  • Volume: 4.4 Gallons
  • Dimensions: L:3542 x W:282 x H:386.5 mm
  • Packaging: 1 Essential + Base ( 1 x lid, 1 x handle, 1 x container, 1 x tap, 1 x draining sieve, 1 x dosage container, 1 x presser, 1 x drainer cup, 1 x base)

Essential Set + Base

  • Volume: 4.4 Gallons
  • Dimensions: L:3542 x W:282 x H:698 mm
  • Packaging: 2 Essentials + Base (2 x lid, 2 x handle, 2 x container, 2 x tap, 2 x draining sieve, 1 x dosage container, 1 x presser, 1 x drainer cup, 1 x base)

What Is The Bokashi Compost Method?

Bokashi is a Japanese word meaning "fermented organic matter". The main difference between 'Bokashi' composting method and the 'traditional' composting method is that the food waste does not rot. Rotting food, is what creates the foul odors associated with traditional composting.

The Bokashi method was developed in the early 1980s by Dr. Teruo Higa, a professor at the University of Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan. It involves layering kitchen scraps (vegetables and fruits, as well as meat and dairy scraps) with EM® Bokashi bran in an air-tight  bucket.

Unlike traditional composting, which is an aerobic process that requires oxygen, Bokashi is an anaerobic process that requires that you isolate the materials from oxygen as much as possible.  The award winning design of the Bokashi Organko compost bin has an air-tight seal and a spigot at the bottom to drain off the liquid that is produced. The Bokashi liquid, is a highly nutritious superfood that can be used to fertilize your plants.

In order to have a good understanding of the Bokashi composting method, we first need to understand Effective Microorganisms®, the main ingredient of EM® Bokashi bran. These organic substances prevent organic waste from rotting, they accelerate the fermentation process and eliminate unpleasant odors. 

Unlike traditional composting, Bokashi composting requires only about 10 days to convert organic materials into useable material, and the nutrient value of the material is among the highest of any composting method.