Bokashi Composting - Frequently asked questions #2

1. Are the microorganisms in bran safe?

Of course! The microorganisms are Nassa and BFA certified. They are also a natural part of our everyday diet (they can be found in cheese, wine, yogurt, etc.).

2. How can I use the fermentation liquid?

The fermentation liquid is full of microorganisms and nutrients. It can be diluted with water and used for watering potted and garden plants - it is a great fertiliser. UNDILUTED fermentation liquid SHOULD NOT be used for watering potted and garden plants! You can pour undiluted fermentation liquid into your toilet or purification plant. The microorganisms will dissolve any toilet paper, fat and remains of detergents or washing powder. The liquid can also be poured into a sink or wash basin to prevent the accumulation of fat and other substances in the siphons. This way, they will always stay clean and functional.

3. How much fermentation liquid will I get from my composter?

The amount of fermentation liquid that will be obtained depends on the variety of added organic waste. For example, a lot of added fruit will give you a lot of liquid, but if you add a lot of cooked food, vegetable and bread, then there will be less liquid. The amount of fermentation liquid produced is not an indicator of whether the system works or not and you will not get it any more or less if you add more or less bran.

4. What happens if I go on holiday?

It is a great opportunity to finish the fermentation process inside your composter. Before you leave, drain the liquid from composter. Make sure there is enough bran on top of the organic waste and that the lid is closed tightly. Then you can forget all about it until the end of your holiday. While you are away, the microorganisms will process your organic waste and you will be able to use it in your garden when you come back.

5. Is fermentation better than classic composting?

While a compost is a very good source of nutrients for your garden, many useful substances are lost during the classic (thermophilic) composting process. In the process of fermentation, the waste does not lose any of its energy, nutrients or minerals. And unlike with rotting, there are no greenhouse gases emitted in the process of fermentation.

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