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Bokashi Composting Is An Eco-Friendly And Efficient Way To Turn Kitchen Waste Into Nutrient-Rich Soil Conditioner. Unlike Traditional Composting, It’s Simple, Odour-Free, And Can Be Done Indoors.

Benefits of Bokashi Composting:

  • Reduces kitchen waste and landfill contribution.
  • Creates nutrient-rich soil conditioner.
  • Suitable for small spaces and indoor use.
  • Odour-free compared to traditional composting.

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Supercharge Your Compost with Wiggly’s Bokashi Bran! Made from our own Mother Culture here on our farm in Herefordshire for potency, our bran is a powerhouse of beneficial microbes, designed to fast-track food waste fermentation and boost soil health.

Wiggly’s Bokashi Bran, a high-quality compost accelerator, is made with a rich mother culture for efficient and robust fermentation.

- Wheat Bran: The primary carrier for the microbes, wheat bran is sustainable and absorbs excess moisture, perfect for the fermentation process.

- The Mother Culture of Beneficial Microbes: A mixture of beneficial bacteria, yeasts, and fungi that work together to accelerate the breakdown of organic matter, reduce odours, and suppress pathogenic bacteria.

- Molasses: Acts as a food source for the microbes, encouraging growth and activity during fermentation.

- Water: Used to activate the micro-organisms and ensure the mixture is moist enough to begin fermentation.

Not Suitable for Human Consumption. Store in a cool, dry place and use within 18 months.




Bokashi FAQ's


Is Bokashi composting the right fit for me? If you seek a quick, odourless, and cost-effective method of recycling kitchen waste while obtaining valuable fertilisers for your plants, then Bokashi composting is likely the ideal solution. This method accommodates various food scraps, including items typically restricted in other composting systems, and it produces nutrient-rich byproducts. With minimal hassle and an environmentally friendly approach, Bokashi composting is a great choice for those looking to efficiently manage kitchen waste while contributing to sustainable practices.    
Where should I keep my Bokashi bin? When considering where to keep your bokashi composting bucket, opt for a convenient yet strategic location. A spot in the kitchen, ideally near the sink or countertop, ensures easy access for daily disposal of organic waste. Avoid direct sunlight and excessive heat to maintain optimal conditions for fermentation. Additionally, choose a well-ventilated area to prevent any potential odor buildup. Remember to keep it within reach but out of sight to maintain a tidy living space while efficiently composting kitchen scraps.   

How do I know if my Bokashi is Working? 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 it's full you start on another bucket leaving the original to ferment over the time it takes you to fill the next. In my experience thats about two weeks.

What can I do with my Bokashi Waste in the Winter? In winter, when the ground is frozen, it's hard to dig trenches for burying bokashi. But you have options:
  1. If you can still dig, use the trench method.
  2. Put the pre-compost in your compost pile to keep it active.
  3. Make a soil factory to create compost without digging.
  4. Store the pre-compost in a sealed container until spring when it's less sensitive to cold.

Why do I need to buckets for Bokashi composting? Two buckets keeps the cycle moving. You fill one, you let it ferment and then you switch. It’s nonstop. Composting made easy and no breaks in your green routine.

How do I store Bokashi Bran? Bokashi bran should be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place to maintain its effectiveness. The bran contains microorganisms that are activated when they come into contact with organic waste, so it’s important to keep the bran dry and free from moisture to prevent premature activation.
Ideally, the container should be made of a non-reactive material such as plastic or glass, and it should be sealed tightly to prevent air and moisture from entering. It’s also a good idea to label the container with the date of purchase or opening to keep track of its shelf life.
Does Bokashi Compost attract rats or pests? Rats and other pests like to explore. Sometimes they might find buried bokashi, but they don't like fermented food, so they shouldn't bother well-buried bokashi compost.
How can I make my own Bokashi Bucket? Making your own bokashi bucket is a straightforward and rewarding DIY project. All you'll need a sturdy plastic bucket with a tight-fitting lid - we recommend starting with two buckets. Simply add in your waste in layers and then a good sprinkle of Bokashi Bran, ensuring the lid is tightly sealed after each use to maintain an anaerobic environment ideal for fermentation. With your homemade bokashi bucket ready to go, you'll be on your way to turning kitchen waste into nutrient-rich compost for your plants. Happy composting!
Can I store my Bokashi Liquid? You can store bokashi liquid in an airtight container in a cool, dark place for about a month. Make sure the container is full to minimize air exposure.


Bokashi Troubleshooting

What to do if......
There’s blue and black mould in the bin.

The best way to deal with this is to throw the whole batch away. The problem is caused by one of three things:
You have added really mouldy food into your kit.
You haven’t added enough Bokashi Bran.
There is too much moisture in the bin so the liquid needs draining.

There’s white mould growing in my bokashi bin. This is good news. The white mould is actually a fungi and shows that the food waste is fermenting rather than putrefying. Fermentation is precisely what you want in your bokashi bucket. So, if you see white mould on your bokashi food waste, you can be confident that all is well in your bokashi bucket. 

There are maggots or insects in my Bokashi Bin. Obviously these must have entered on your food waste in some form so the first step is to add your food waste more regularly to avoid this issue. If they are there the best option is to bury the whole lot in your soil and restart.

My Bokashi Bucket Smells. If your kit begins to smell add a good handful more of Bokashi Bran as it is likely the waste is putrifying rather than fermenting. It does usually have quite a strong smell of fermentation when you empty your bucket so before you restart a good swill out with water is best – then once you have the lid on again all will be well.

My Bokashi Liquid smells. This liquid is a very potent fertiliser or drain cleaner and it can have a really strong smell so the best way to avoid this is to drain it regularly and use it. Pour bokashi tea directly into toilets, sinks and drain to disinfect these areas.  To use as a fertiliser dilute 2 teaspoons of Bokashi tea with 1.5 Litres of water, apply it to the soil of your plants once a week, avoid touching the leaves as it could cause burning.


Specific Kit Instructions

Bokashi Organko Essential Kit

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Organko 2.0 Kit

OPENING OF THE INNER CONTAINER OF THE COMPOSTER – DISASSEMBLY The BOKASHI ORGANKO 2 composter must be disassembled and cleaned upon every emptying. Simply press both buttons, pull the INNER container upwards and then remove it from the housing. When inserting the inner container into the housing, pay attention to the position of the buttons, which have to match the holes on the housing. Keep pushing the internal part until the buttons are in the original position.

Bokashi Compost System by Maze

Setting up your Indoor Composter

  1. Insert the tap into the threaded hole ensuring that the washer is fitted. The thick washer will allow for a good seal without being overly tight. Make sure not to overtighten and squash the washer.
  2. Fill the container with some water to check that there is no leaks coming from the seal of the tap. Then empty the water.
  3. Make sure the strainer is already firmly in position at the bottom of the bucket and that the green seal is firmly inserted at the bottom of the lid.


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  • How to Get Started
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  • Troubleshooting your system
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