Anaerobic Composting in a Bucket with an Inoculant
October 18, 2021
I read an article on anaerobic composting household organic waste. It involved adding inoculant to the the 1 gal waste bin and then that waste goes into a larger (5gal) bucket with a lid. Inoculant is added to that container as well. When full, composted waste can go directly into garden. Does this sound like a good approach for household waste composting? What would you recommend for the inoculant? Sorry, I can’t find the original article now. Thanks for any help.
Answer by JZ: I think what you are referring to is the Bokashi bucket method. This is a useful composting method. It is basically anaerobic fermentation in a closed bucket with an added inoculant which contains about 10 microorganisms which “control” the fermentation process in the bucket. The inoculant is called EM-1. I especially appreciate this method in the winter months as it can be kept indoors.
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