Bokashi composting is a method of composting that uses anaerobic fermentation to break down food scraps and other organic materials. If you are having trouble with your Bokashi composting system, here are a few troubleshooting tips:
Not enough moisture: Bokashi composting requires a certain level of moisture to function properly. If your compost is too dry, add water to the mix.
Strong Odours: If your Bokashi compost is producing strong odours, it may be an indication that the system is not properly sealed, or that there is too much of one type of food waste. Try to mix different types of food scraps and make sure your Bokashi composting container is sealed properly.
Slow Composting: Bokashi composting can take anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks. If it is taking longer than this, it could be that the system is not getting enough oxygen or that the mix is not right. Check to ensure your Bokashi composting container is properly sealed and the food scraps are mixed well.
Not enough Bokashi bran: Bokashi bran is a mixture of microorganisms that are essential for the fermentation process. If you don’t add enough Bokashi bran, the composting process may not be effective. Make sure to add enough Bokashi bran to the mix.
No Drainage: Bokashi composting systems should have a drainage system to remove excess liquids. If your Bokashi composting container does not have a drainage system, it may be difficult to remove excess liquids.
Temperature: Bokashi composting work best at a temperature range of 12-25°C. If your compost is too hot or too cold, it can slow down the process.
pH: The pH range for Bokashi composting is between 6-8. If your compost pH is too high or too low, it can slow down the process.
By following these troubleshooting tips, you should be able to resolve any issues with your Bokashi composting system.