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Bokashi Active Bran

Regular price
£6.00

Our Bokashi Active Bran is the heart of our Bokashi Composting system. It is a dry mixture of bran and molasses that has been inoculated with beneficial micro-organisms... a carefully controlled mixture of microscopic bacteria, yeasts and fungi that work together to speed-up composting, suppress pathogens, prevent putrefaction and eliminate foul odours.

Using it couldn't be easier... just sprinkle a layer of Bokashi over the kitchen waste you want to compost. The beneficial micro-organisms in the Bokashi get to work treating your waste in a process that takes just a couple of weeks, after which it breaks down amazingly rapidly when is incorporated into soil or added to a conventional compost heap. Simply dilute the juice 1 part to 30 parts water and put it on your plants for an excellent fertilizer.

Our Bokashi can be used in any suitable container but we recommend our Bokashi Bucket (P2107) which is made from a special beneficial micro-organism impregnated plastic.

A 1kg pack of Bokashi Active Bran should last approximately 3 to 4 months when used in this composter.

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, vegetables), 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 doesn't 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.

IMPORTANT WIGGLY UPDATE:

All our orders are now despatched from our farm here in Herefordshire and so we’ve made a few changes. We will always despatch orders as soon as possible, but we do offer a next day delivery service (some restrictions apply) for those urgent orders.

Wiggly Standard Delivery (3 - 5 day delivery) £3.95 within mainland Britain

If you don't mind when your order arrives... (within reason of course) Choose standard delivery and we will despatch your order with the best option for us. This may be APC Overnight, DPD or Royal Mail. You need to allow 2 - 5 days for delivery, and we can post to anywhere in mainland Britain. See below if you are in Highlands and Islands.

Next Week Day delivery for £5.95 to mainland Britain

If you need a guaranteed Next Day delivery then please choose the Next Day delivery option. If you order on a Friday then the delivery will be with you on the following Monday. Please note there are no deliveries on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays.

Important - Highlands and Islands

IF your order contains JUST live worms and is under 2 kilos - whether that’s composting worms, wax worms or mealworms you will have the option in the checkout to choose standard delivery at £3.95. This is because we can use Royal Mail for this service. Otherwise you will see the extra cost options for a courier to deliver your package – please note there is no guaranteed next day service to these areas so please allow extra time and track your package for information.

For Falkirk, Aberdeen Perth Kirkwall Paisley and Inverness Areas (not islands), Isle of Man and Isle of Wight the charge is £14.95

Postcodes:

AB37-38 AB41-56 FK 17-21 IV1- 40 IV52-54 IV63 KW1-14 PA21-40 PA80 PH15-50 IM1-9 IM86-87 IM99 PO30-41)

For Scottish Islands, Outer Hebrides, Kilmarnock area, Paisley area, Chanel Islands and Northern Ireland the charge is £19.95

Postcodes:

HS1-9 IV41-56 KA27-28 KW15-17 PA20 PA41-78 PH42-44 ZE1-3 BT1-99 JE1-5 GY1-10)

Please email us at wiggly@wigglywigglers.co.uk if you need any further information.