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Bokashi Composting Myths and Misconceptions

Update: I made a video based on this post. Let me know what you think in the comments.


I am a huge fan of Bokashi composting.

However, there’s too much hype about Bokashi composting. These misconceptions lead to people getting disappointed or, worse, believing they’ve failed at Bokashi composting.

In this post, I’d like to set some things straight about Bokashi. Below are some of the common myths and misconceptions about Bokashi composting — and the truth you should know.

Myth: Bokashi composting doesn’t smell.

Truth: Bokashi composting smells like fermented food.

Bokashi composting is a process of fermentation and not putrefaction or rotting, which is what takes place in traditional composting.

With Bokashi, you will not or should not have a smell of rotting food. But it does have a smell. It’s the smell of fermentation. It’s a slightly sweet, slightly sour smell. Think beer, cheese, and kimchi — all foods produced through fermentation.Continue reading

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