Anaerobic Composting in a Bucket with an Inoculant

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admin asked 12 months ago
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.An

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admin answered 12 months ago
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.

These webpages describe the method, step by step: https://bernalilloextension.nmsu.edu/mastercomposter/bokashi.html”>Bokashi Overview.

Kits are available on Amazon or at https://www.teraganix.com/collections/bokashi-1