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Why is composting so awesome for the planet?

Discover why 1000’s of eco ninjas are loving the benefits of bokashi

Phrases like ‘climate crisis’ and ‘climate change’ are all over our media, we can’t escape it, but the real question we find ourselves asking is, “What can I do about it”?

I used to think, well, I’m one person, I can’t make a big difference, but let me tell you, when I learnt about the damage our food waste makes to the environment and discovered the real benefits of putting my food waste back into my soil, I knew that making the change to better manage my food waste was the answer.

By composting we can:

REDUCE single-use plastic bin bags and save $’s, the planet and our marine life

REDUCE the volume of waste we send to landfill. Food waste rotting in landfill creates nasty methane gas, which is 3 times more toxic than car fumes, and is the largest individual contributor to our climate crisis.

RETURN the nutrient-rich fermented goodness from our Bokashi Ninja® back into the soil and plants to make them stronger, more resilient and healthier, as nature intended.

Did you know that our biosphere, the thin layer on our earth where life exists, is such an important part of our existence on this planet.

Why is it so important to start composting now?

The energy we need and the protein we need to build our bodies comes from the living organisms in the biosphere. The organisms on the earth use our waste carbon dioxide to make the oxygen we need to breathe.

Our fragile biosphere is diminishing rapidly due to:

  • Increased population on earth – more and more toxic food waste is going to landfill in plastic bags to rot and leach methane gas into our atmosphere.
  • 5 million tonnes of food waste goes to landfill each year in Australia alone!
  • More and more artificial pesticides and fertilisers are being pumped into our farmland soil
  • We are not returning enough waste (CO2 filled organic toxins) back into the soil to keep it strong as nature intended

    What can we do? It’s simple – we can compost!

    Whether it’s outdoor composting, worm farm or bokashi in-kitchen composting, or a combination, as individuals we can all make a difference to our planet by returning our household food waste to the soil. And it’s easier than you think!

    Check out our HOW TO BOKASHI STEP BY STEP GUIDE

    The changes we make with Bokashi Ninja®

    IMPROVE our soil structure at home by burying our fermented matter in the ground, or putting in an outdoor compost bin to rebuild our soil structure to hold the correct amount of moisture, nutrients and air.

    CREATE our own natural, nutrient-rich fertiliser (bokashi juice) at home so our plants and garden can grow strong, healthy and resilient.

    REDUCE our single plastic bin bag use and toxic food waste going to landfill.

    By joining the Bokashi Ninja® tribe, together, we will be doing our small part to look after this precious planet we call home. Are you with us?

    Supercharge your plants with bokashi goodness

    10 insider tips on using the natural by-products of bokashi composting for your plants and garden that will make your friends, family, and your neighbours green with envy!

    Do you struggle keeping your indoor and outdoor plants looking vibrant and healthy? Are you having trouble keeping those herbs alive on your balcony? Does the thought of using synthetic fertilisers or pesticides on your veggie patch make you cringe? Are you looking for a way to accelerate your outdoor compost bin or give your garden soil a boost.

    Discover how bokashi can be amazing for your garden, whilst benefitting your hip pocket and the planet at the same time.

    Tip #1 – Turning your household food waste into free natural fertiliser

    How does bokashi work?

    Food waste is layered with Bokashi Ninja® Accelerator Spray in a Bokashi Ninja® bucket. Due to the air-tight bucket and the micro-organisms present in the Bokashi Ninja® spray, the waste ferments, creating a safe soil builder and nutrient-rich fertiliser for your plants.

    Tip #2 – The two nutrient-rich by-products of bokashi composting

    The first by-product of the bokashi in-kitchen composting system is the bokashi juice, otherwise known as bokashi tea. The concentrated liquid fertiliser is created when food waste ferments. The second by-product is the end product of the bokashi process, the soil enriching fermented matter.

    Tip #3 – The secret ingredients that make bokashi composting so good for your plants?

    The secret is in the combination of the nutrients from fermenting household food scraps (including fruit, veggie scraps, meats, egg shells, tea leaves, coffee grounds, citrus, leftovers, rice, bread etc), and the naturally occurring micro-organisms in the Bokashi Ninja® Accelerant Spray.

    Normally food scraps go into a single use plastic bin bag and out to landfill to rot. This leaches toxic methane gas into our atmosphere, massively attributing to our climate crisis. Instead, by returning food waste to our earth, we are supercharging our soil and gardens, and helping our planet.

    Tip #4 – How much fertilser does a bokashi make

    Within 7-10 days of commencing the bokashi process the juice will start pooling in the base of the bucket. Give the bucket a gentle shake, you can hear the juice inside. It will continue to make juice during the entire 6-8 week process, even if/when you leave the bucket to sit for 2 weeks to finish fermenting. Bokashi can make anything from 1 cup to 1 litre of fertiliser a week, depending on environment, temperature and the type of food scraps in the bucket.

    Tips #5 – How often is the juice to be extracted

    It is recommended that you extract the bokashi juice every 3 to 5 days so the juice doesn’t get too potent. If you leave the juice in the bucket longer than a week it can get quite strong in odour.

    Tip #6 – Diluting the bokashi juice before watering plants

    As bokashi juice is concentrated, it is extremely important to dilute the liquid extract 1:100 before watering your plants and garden – that equates to 2 teaspoons to 1 litre of water.

    Tip #7 – Weekly nutrient dose! – What plants can I fertilise and how often

    You can fertilise your plants weekly with diluted bokashi juice, just as you would normally water your plants weekly. Citrus plants, fruit trees, indoor plants, outdoor plants, orchids, vegetables, herbs. It’s endless. As bokashi fertiliser is a natural fertiliser it can go on virtually any plants all year round. If you have any sensitive plants, try a small amount first.

    Plants struggling for nutrients? You’ll be blown away by the new vibrant growth you’ll see using bokashi fertiliser.
    HINT: be careful with delicate plants such as ferns.

    Tips #8 – Leftover juice. Another hidden benefit!

    Use undiluted bokashi juice as an antibacterial to pour down and clean drains, toilets or septic systems. If you have any leftover each week, it’s safe to pour down the sink.

    Tips #9 – Bokashi fertiliser shelf life

    Bokashi fertiliser does not have a long shelf life, it is recommended that you use it up straight away, or pour any excess down the drain.

    Tips #10 – The incredible soil-enriching fermented matter?

    Once the bokashi process is complete, the food waste has been altered and preserved, similarly to fermented foods. This fermented matter can then be buried into the soil and consumed by soil life, disappearing within a few weeks.

    Worms can be prominent in this environment due to its vermicompost decomposition. All in all, the process adds nutrients and improves soil texture.

    Emptying bokashi matter into an outdoor compost bin can also speed up the outdoor compost process, just balance it up with lots of dry matter.

    Be on your way to a more healthy, vibrant, resilient garden!

    If you are looking to save money, save time, ditch the synthetic fertilisers and pesticides and have the healthiest plants and garden in your street, then the Bokashi Ninja® in-kitchen composting system is the answer.

    It’s an easy and efficient way to start your composting journey or introduce to accelerate your existing outdoor compost bin. Your plants and the planet will thank you for it.

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