Composting with Bokashi Organko and Bokashi bran made of effective microorganisms has been very popular recently. Whether you’re still a fan of a regular composting, or you’re just wondering what are we talking about, we suggest you to read on and learn about the benefits of composting using the Bokashi method.
For ordinary composting in a composter made of wood, plastic or metal, it is necessary to follow the instructions, which depend on the material. Traditional composters require more space and care from the user during the composting process itself, as bio-waste can quickly rot if used inappropriately.
Composting with the Bokashi method and Bokashi bran
In order to have a good understanding of composting according to the Bokashi method, let us have a few words about the effective microorganisms, the main ingredient of Bokashi bran. These organic substances prevent rot during composting. The bacteria in the bran produce lactic acid during the process, which lowers the pH and inhibits the growth of some pathogenic microorganisms.
When composting with Bokashi Organko, we use the advantages of effective microorganisms. Fermentation in the Bokashi Organko composter does not emit an unpleasant smell like ordinary composting, also, with the added microorganisms we prevent bio-waste from rotting and insects.
The difference between ordinary composting and Bokashi composting
While composting and decomposition of bio-waste by traditional methods takes three to six months, the process with Bokashi Organko is shortened by half. The composting process with effective microorganisms takes only two to three months.
While composting in traditional way, the decomposition of bio-waste causes the formation of ammonia (NH3), which is toxic in large quantities to both nature and humans. The gas produced by ordinary composting is also carbon dioxide (CO2), so there is no way we can help reduce the carbon footprint in nature with traditional methods.
On the other hand, composting with Bokashi Organko and the effective microorganisms is more friendly to nature and the environment. It prevents the formation of ammonia, but instead it produces amino acids that are directly absorbed by plants. In this way, the plants can save on energy and they can use it for better quality of food. After fermentation with Bokashi bran, the compost produced is also rich in polysaccharides, which play a dual role for plants - they serve as a reserve and supporting substance.
Composting with Bokashi bran helps to inhibit the growth of some bacteria that cause plant diseases, and also increases the number of earthworms, that only indicates a healthier ecosystem.
By composting with Bokashi Organko and the bran full of effective microorganisms, we not only help to promote the growth of quality plants, but also have a beneficial effect on the environment and nature. We can already take care of a better and cleaner planet. Join the Bokashi movement too!