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Bokashi Active Bran

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Bokashi Active Bran

Our Bokashi Active Bran is the heart of our Bokashi Composting system.

- Bokashi Bran for Kitchen Composting
- Transform your kitchen waste into fertiliser and plant food.
- Safe and hygienic using friendly bacteria
- Recycles food, including meat and veggie scraps.
- Use just a handful every few weeks
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Our Bokashi Active Bran is the heart of our Bokashi Composting system. It is a dry mixture of bran and molasses that has been inoculated with beneficial micro-organisms... a carefully controlled mixture of microscopic bacteria, yeasts and fungi that work together to speed-up composting, suppress pathogens, prevent putrefaction and eliminate foul odours.

Using it couldn't be easier... just sprinkle a layer of Bokashi over the kitchen waste you want to compost. The beneficial micro-organisms in the Bokashi get to work treating your waste in a process that takes just a couple of weeks, after which it breaks down amazingly rapidly when is incorporated into soil or added to a conventional compost heap.

Our Bokashi can be used in any suitable container but we recommend our Bokashi Bucket (P2107) which is made from a special beneficial micro-organism impregnated plastic. A 1kg pack of Bokashi Active Bran should last approximately 3 to 4 months when used in this composter.

Q: What sort of compost do I get out of my Bokashi Kit? A; Bokashi is more about "pickling" your waste than actually composting it. The Effective Micro-organisms in the bran activate as it gets damp and this ferments your waste. This means the end result once you have filled the bin and waited for about 2 weeks looks pretty much the same as when you put it in... However this fermented waste is very different to your original waste and will smell "pickly" and the key thing is once you put it into a trench in your garden or compost heap it it will be exposed to the air and will break down very very quickly. At the same time this material is not attractive to vermin.

Q; What sort of waste can be used in the Bokashi Kit? I understand majority of it is kitchen waste (meat, fish, fruit, vegatables), can paper be used such as junk post mail, magazines and so forth? A: You can ferment all kitchen waste but it would be pointless to add paper as the Bokashi doesnt compost the waste it ferments it – pickles it. Paper does not smell and so you would add this to a conventional composter without a problem. In our office we use a Bokashi Bucket for all our lunch scraps, fruit peelings etc and then we shred all our paper waste for packaging.

Q: How do you know if the waste is broken down by the microbes from the bran? A: The waste is not broken down – its fermented and you can tell very easily as the whole thing has a sweet pickly smell to it. The process is all very easy. As you fill the bucket you add a sprinkling of Bokashi. Once its full you start on another bucket leaving the original to ferment over the time it takes you to fill the next. In most people's experience that takes about two weeks.

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Customer Reviews

Does what it says on the tin Review by Jane Knight
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Does what it says on the tin, and the multi delivery option is a really good idea.
(Posted on 12/12/2012)
Excellent Review by Alison Turner
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Excellent product and works brilliantly. Comes in handy sizes too
(Posted on 12/12/2012)
Best value for Bokashi bran Review by Nicola Chappell
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Best value for Bokashi bran and we always get our bran frm Wiggly Wigglers. I absolutely love the smell of this stuff, but perhaps that's just me!
(Posted on 12/12/2012)
It is also really good for keeping chicken poo smells away Review by Teeny Scott Barber
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It is also really good for keeping chicken poo smells away if you have chooks! We put a sprinkling on the base of our eglu dropping tray. Mind you they like to eat it too!
(Posted on 12/12/2012)
Bokashi bins are just wonderful. Review by Hilary
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Bokashi bins are just wonderful. The smell for composting waste is eliminated and the compost heap turns into usable earth miraculously in a very few weeks. I've been using them for at least 2 years now and am a huge fan.
(Posted on 12/12/2012)
Very pleased with the bokashi system so far Review by Sandra
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Very pleased with the bokashi system so far, still filling the first bin - no smell and the liquid is great for keeping the drain smelling sweet in the hot weather - have also used some diluted liquid to help an ailing honeysuckle back to life.
(Posted on 12/12/2012)
Does exactly what it says it does great stuff. Review by T Craddy
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Does exactly what it says it does great stuff.
(Posted on 12/12/2012)
I am busy digging a trench in my potager, ready for the first bucketful. Review by Julia Goacher
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Well so far it all seems to do what it says on the packet. I have my first bucket pickling away, have started filling the second, and have been using the Bokashi juice to feed my tomatoes. I had a bit of trouble with the tap at first but I think tha was my own fault for trying to screw the nut on the wrong way round. Seems fine now. I am busy digging a trench in my potager, ready for the first bucketful. Watch this space - Julia
(Posted on 12/12/2012)
its cleaner than the wormery and more convenient Review by Andrew Self
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hi ive been using this for about two months, its cleaner than the wormery and more convenient but i use both anyway, there are few if any odours from the boxes and the ones that are there are certainly not offensive, ive yet to get to the point of using the contents but will update this when i do, i think the bran a little expensive for the average family and that is something that needs to be reviewed but i think maybe time will bring the price down
(Posted on 12/12/2012)
Extremely efficient. Review by Linda
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I have been using 2 bins for the last 3 years since moving to the country and have found them to be extremely efficient. Nothing goes into the food recycling bin. Have a fantastic veg plot - especially the beans!!
(Posted on 12/12/2012)
I do like the Bokashi bins and the second lot worked much better than the first........ Review by Anonymous
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I do like the Bokashi bins and the second lot worked much better than the first........ but I have found that the tap sometimes works loose which is a nuisance. Still it is my first try at composting with the Bokashi and I'm working on it.
(Posted on 12/12/2012)
I just love it Review by Jess birmingham
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I'm slightly obsessed with Bokashi, I just love it and so does Moo, my middle daughter. She likes it 'because it stops waste and doesn't hurt the animals' world". I like that, and the prize-winning compost at the other end. My hot tip is to bury it in your regular compost heap where it speeds everything up and saves you having to dig endless trenches in your veg patch. Time saving and virtuous!
(Posted on 12/12/2012)
500 lovely litres of bokashi compost have turned into rich soil in the bin Review by Angus M
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Back for more bran. 500 lovely litres of bokashi compost have turned into rich soil in the bin where I recycle worn-out potting compost. The worms love it! The procedure is very forgiving. I left one bin maturing for eight months and the stuff was the same sweet pickle. I've done it all outside through the last two freezing winters and it worked perfectly well. And we have no organic waste at all, so our ordinary bins never smell. I do love my bokashi.
(Posted on 12/12/2012)
I now also sprinkle the bran in the bottom of out 2 cat litter trays it really keeps the smell down. Review by Louise Winks
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since using your bokashi bins we not only are more aware of the amount of food waste we have but by adding it to the garden compost bin the whole system runs much faster. I now also sprinkle the bran in the bottom of out 2 cat litter trays it really keeps the smell down.
(Posted on 12/12/2012)
The beans and sweetpeas flourish and are prolific. Review by Angela Stuart
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Every winter we dig our bean and sweetpea trenches then gradually line them with shredded paper and the contents of our 4 bokashi bins. The beans and sweetpeas flourish and are prolific.
(Posted on 12/12/2012)