Bokashi Composting (Failure) in the Winter

I began Bokashi composting last Fall, and I’ve really enjoyed it. We were able to significantly reduce the amount of trash that we send to our local landfill, because our little family of five (now four, with the eldest child in university) generates a LOT of food trash.

But then winter came, the ground froze, and it became impossible for the hubby to keep burying the Bokashi compost. Since then, I haven’t been able to keep up with the amount of Bokashi compost we’ve been producing.

I chose to bury them in a huge container in the garage, and cover it with soil. This has been a big pain in the you-know-what. When it’s very cold, I don’t like going outdoors and definitely not in a cold garage.

Plus it’s very messy. I can no longer rinse out the Bokashi buckets outside, but have to clean them in the laundry room. Yuck.

Is it any wonder I keep putting it off?

Meantime, all three of my Bokashi buckets are full, and we’ve been having to throw some food trash in the landfill again.

(Hanging my head in shame)

My other option is to simply put everything in garbage bags, place them in the garage or behind the garage, and bury them under the ground when spring comes. If someone can tell me how to effectively knot and seal a garbage bag, it would be great.

I remember it was also in the wintertime when our Green Cone became anaerobic and stopped working. The solution to this predicament is too disgusting to even discuss here. Need I say hubby and I still haven’t done it and we have a hole with gross stuff in it in the backyard? At least, it has a cover ๐Ÿ˜‰ Every time I come near it, I imagine some ungodlyy creature has mutated inside and is waiting to eat me.

If you do composting, how do you it in the winter time? I’d appreciate any tips you could give!

Lexi Rodrigo

PS: If you’re interested in Bokashi composting yourself, here’s the most affordable Bokashi bucket I’ve found on I was surprised at how sturdy this bucket is, despite the price:

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