FAQ

How do I use this kitchen composter?

Lay down an initial layer of Bokashi and place fresh food scraps in the composter. Then thoroughly coat every layer with Bokashi compost starter. Compact the waste by pressing down easy time to remove air. Close the lid tightly after every use to ensure an anaerobic environment.You can never add too much Bokashi because it ensures complete fermentation and good smelling compost.

What do I put into my kitchen composter?

Only add fresh garbage to your compost bucket. Never add rotten or modly waste. Break or chop large waste into smaller pieces so it can start decomposing quicker. Do not add water to the compost bucket.

What is that smell?

If there is a presence of a sweet and sour pickle-like smell then it is a good indicator that fermentation is in progress (this is a good thing). If there is a foul odor, that indicates decay (this is a bad thing). If you have a foul odor, add Bokashi to try and reverse the process or discard content and start again.

How often do I empty my kitchen composter?

When the composter is full you can bury the compost directly into the soil. Or, you can let it sit in the composter for one-to-two additional weeks to speed the fermentation process prior to putting it in the soil. When you do empty the compost make sure to drain the compost tea that accumulates at the bottom.

What is tea?

Compost tea is a liquid extract of compost that contains micronutrients, organic compounds and beneficial mircroorganisms. These extracts have historically been derived from a wide range of plant materials and animal manures, using a variety of processing methods. It can be used as a fertilizer to plants and gardens.

What can I do with my compost?

There are different options when you want to transfer your compost to your garden.