Bokashi Bucket (18 litre)

More Views

Bokashi Bucket (18 litre) Black

The composter bucket is pretty small (300mm x 245mm x 370mm), only 18 litres in volume (Can-O-Worms holds 70 litres) and has an air-tight lid so it's sealed up tight like a giant Tupperware box.
P2320-co1

Availability: In stock

£39.75

Details

The composter bucket is pretty small (300mm x 245mm x 370mm), only 18 litres in volume (Can-O-Worms holds 70 litres) and has an air-tight lid so it's sealed up tight like a giant Tupperware box. This bucket is made here in the UK from a special plastic loaded with beneficial micro-organisms. A sump and tap in the base allows you to collect any excess liquid.

You can buy this Composter on its own, but you will need to add our Bokashi Active Bran, also full of beneficial micro-organisms, to use it.

The Bucket is 37cm high and top of bin measures 25cm x 30cm

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.

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register

Customer Reviews

I can only praise this little bucket easy to hide somewhere in the kitchen. NO SMELL!! Review by Valerie
Review
I can only praise this little bucket easy to hide somewhere in the kitchen. NO SMELL!! The BIG advantage of the system is that you can use it, like me, in a flat! it takes me 2/3 months to fill both buckets and I take them to my parents' compost/garden or to landfill (green waste recycling). I must say that the tap at the bottom needs perfection. I condamned both, turned them upside and had no leak in 10 months. Who said you can't recycle your organic waste when living in a flat?
(Posted on 12/12/2012)
utter success Review by Rachel
Review
when i bought an em bucket last spring, my husband groaned the special groan he has for my impulse buys!
this one however, has been an utter success. as an experiment (and because i was not organized enough to dig through all the patch), at the beginning of the season, i dug my pickled mess into half the veg patch. the results spoke for themselves, as the empowered half grew at least a few weeks quicker and stronger than the regular composted plants.
and so much cheaper than bags of compost too! my only regret is that i only bought a single bucket! (Posted on 12/12/2012)
Bokashi can take all the cooked foods such as meat and food scrapings Review by Simon Sherlock
Review
Bokashi can take all the cooked foods such as meat and food scrapings that you can't use in a Can-o-worms or compost heap for fear of attracting vermin.
Once full you wait a mere fortnight before harvesting the pickled remains which can be added to a wormery, compost bin or buried directly in your borders thereby saving you from throwing away any of your organic waste.
My beans this year are testament to how well this system works. (Posted on 12/12/2012)