About Bokashi Composter
A number of processes are involved in managing food waste. One of them is effective microorganisms’ technology which was utilized for treatment of different types of waste to convert them into fertilizers. Effective microorganisms were developed by Japan in 1980. This effective microorganism is used in the bokashi form. Bokashi means “fermented organic matter”. It is a method of intensive composting.Trust basket bokashi compost maker is wood bran brewed with a combination of naturally occurring beneficial bacteria, and fungi. During the brewing process, the wood bran is inoculated with these beneficial micro-organisms.
Bokashi Compost Maker is used around the world to manage food waste through an anaerobic fermentation system.
When added to food waste in an anaerobic digester these microbes work in symbiosis to ferment the waste thus preventing rotting and ridding it of pathogenic bacteria.
The key to the success of our system is the specially designed Trust bin. You should place the system where it is easy for you to use but out of direct sunlight and away from any heat source. The UV rays will kill microbes. It is going to work best if kept at ambient temperature. It can be in a cupboard, in the laundry room, or in the kitchen. Remember that you are cultivating live cultures. So you should ensure that they are not too hot or cold. Add food wastes which are in solid forms like rice, vegetable peels and etc but do not add liquids, rotten food, plastic and paper. Once you have added food waste to a compost bin, fermentation process will be done in 15 days which produce liquid fertilizer (in addition to compost) this is a highly beneficial liquid fertilizer.
Liquid fertilizer can be used In the Garden -To fertilize an existing garden or pot plants add 10ml of liquid to 300ml of water and apply directly to the soil. For trees and shrubs add 20ml of liquid to 300ml of water. You can also do a foliar spray.
Around the House - Pour the concentrated liquid directly into your kitchen and bathroom drains, toilets or septic systems. The micro-organisms will help to prevent algae build-up and control odour. It will also help to clean up our waterways by competing with harmful bacteria. Liquid Fertilizer must be used within 24 hours after drain in from the Trust Bin.
Once the bin has completed 30 days you can bury the contents of the bin directly into your garden. Dig a hole or trench and cover the fermented matter with about 15cm of soil. Depending on the climate, it will break down into a rich fertilizer within 14 days. Decomposition of the food waste only begins once the waste is buried in soil
Allow the food waste to settle for 10 - 14 days in your garden before planting as it may burn the roots of new plants.
For established gardens, dump the food waste into holes around shrubs or between rows of trees at the perimeter of the root line.
Make your own potting mix by filling 1/3 of a container with fermented food waste, then filling the container with organic soil. Mix it thoroughly, cover with a lid or a plastic bag. After 10-14 days your potting mix will be ready. You can also donate the compost to your neighbour, friend or family member who has a garden. If your apartment complex has a communal garden you can explain to the gardener/ landscaper how to use this nutrient-rich fertilizer in the garden.
If the bokashi compost maker is exhausted you can order for a refill pack from www.trustbasket.com