Bokashi review time! So, this is the "after" photo of my Bokashi bucket's contents after 4 weeks. It looks a lot like it did when I closed it up, which I was surprised about. I guess I was expecting it to be a little more broken down, but then I remembered that it is a fermentation process, not a decomposition process. Anyway, I took this stuff and mixed it with some soil and I'll leave it there until I need it. It will now break down a bit within that soil. Here are some of my other thoughts...
Fermented stuff smells gross. During the fermentation process, it's air tight so you can't smell a thing, but when you open it, it smells kinds vinegar-y and weird. Not my favorite.
The Bokashi juice is pretty rancid. Blech! But so far it does seem to be an awesome fertilizer! Our poinsettia is very happy with it! Based on the two observations above, I would recommend processing this as an outside activity!
There was no mold! I shouldn't be surprised, as that is how the fermentation process works, but it was pretty cool after all that time not to have to worry about that. I was surprised that there was still a lot of moisture in there, but it does make sense if it doesn't really have anywhere to go. Duh. With the next bucket I am making sure to remove as much moisture as possible before adding scraps to the bucket.
Overall I really like the process. We only take the trash out once every 2-3 months, and we have a pretty tiny trash can (30L). That's pretty awesome. So, even if it is smelly, I definitely think it's worth it! #bokashi #compost #juice #fertilizer #test #review #garden #plants #zerowaste #ecofriendly #sustainable #conservation #nature #green #environment #climatechange #saveourseas #savetheplanet #trash #organic #treehugger #nature lovers #motherearth #maketheswitch #easy #change #love #cool #awesome