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Bokashi Value Pack

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Bokashi Value Pack - Black Kit

This is our recommended start-up system for Bokashi composting. It includes 2 of our Bokashi Buckets and 1kg of Bokashi Active Bran - all loaded with beneficial micro-organisms - plus Instructions.
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£65.00

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This is our recommended start-up system for Bokashi composting. It includes 2 of our Bokashi Buckets and 1kg of Bokashi Active Bran - all loaded with beneficial micro-organisms - plus Instructions.

Start off your Bokashi composting with one of the buckets. Keep adding your waste mixed with the Bokashi Active Bran until this bucket is full, then set it aside and leave it for a fortnight. After this you can safely add the contents to your conventional composter or dig them into your garden where they will compost amazingly quickly. Meanwhile you can carry on composting using the second bucket.

18 litre

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

Disappointed Review by Queen Geek of Recycling
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I bought this system a couple of years ago and I have been so disappointed with it. The main cause of discontent is that the taps do not fit properly and the moisture leaks out everywhere. I have persevered despite all the problems but this has resulted in stained flooring in my utility area. I now have to keep the bins in the sink which is not very practical. It also means I cannot collect the nutricious liquid for plant feed as it all goes straight down the drain. The bins have also caused my partner to swear a lot as he has tried to fix them on numerous occasions. I would so love to recommend this system to others as I think in principle it is a great idea but I don't want others to waste such a large amount of money for something that really is so poorly designed.

Team Wiggly Reply
Sorry to hear you have had a leaky problem with your Bokashi kit. The manufacturer had a full review of the taps a year or so ago and basically we are able to replace any leaking taps with new ones. The problem was I believe the washer and it is really important not to over tighten the nut. No need to put up with a leakage, we are happy to sort. I use Bokashi Buckets all the time and they are a really easy way of producing a garden fertiliser and liquid feed. You can phone us on 01981 500391 to sort (or email of course) (Posted on 10/05/2013)
We bought these buckets quite some time ago and they are great for dealing with any kitchen waste that can't go in the wormery Review by Tracey Wood
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We bought these buckets quite some time ago and they are great for dealing with any kitchen waste that can't go in the wormery, raw meat and fish etc. I just need a way of dealing with bones now. They can smell a bit if you don't put in enough bokashi, so more is better in this case. I put the pickled stuff in my compost bins where not only does it rot down incredibly quickly but seems to help the contents of the compost bin to rot down faster too. One word of warning though, I did neglect my wormery when I got these buckets as it was easy just to chuck everything in as they are in the kitchen. I am now pleased to say that we are now back on track with the wormery getting vegetable waste and the bokashi buckets getting meat and cooked food waste.
(Posted on 30/11/2012)
I've used the Bokashi system for about a year now, and haven't really had any problems. Review by David
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I've used the Bokashi system for about a year now, and haven't really had any problems. My taps seem to work fine despite the problems reported by other users. I empty it into my compost bin without any problems either(or rats). The only thing is the smell. It's fine when sealed, but when I open it to top it up it absolutely honks. Smells a bit like pickled vomit. Not nice. Maybe I have an over sensitive nose, or maybe I'm not putting enough bran in it, I don't know. But otherwise, they're great.
(Posted on 30/11/2012)
I have had these for a while and they are BRILLIANT! Review by Teeny Scott Barber
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I have had these for a while and they are BRILLIANT! Admittedly the taps on mine leaked but once I realised that a) they can be easily overscrewed and b) the ideal screwing tightness may leave the tap at a right angle - all was fine. Perhaps some further design needed or more instructions. They take so much if you make sure you press the waste down and are amazingly unsmelly. Also, our compost now goes down much more quickly. Admittedly we have had a few rodents in it but we had them before - unavoidably I think. I use the bran to line my chicken waste tray on my eglu too (cool chicken house)which keeps the smells away there too!
(Posted on 30/11/2012)
I love my grey bokashi bins and bokashi-ing Review by Matt
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I love my grey bokashi bins and bokashi-ing has well and truely become part of the kitchen routine now. I too experienced problems with the taps, but found it's not actually the taps themselves, it's the silicone washers. (Posted on 30/11/2012)