YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING..........
- 2 buckets of equal size (one must have a lid)
- water crock tap ( I got mine at Bunnings for just under $10)
- piece of wire mesh (from old flyscreen - I get mine at the tip for .50c)
- drill with small drill bit for drainage holes, and large drill bit to suit tap ( My largest drill bit was not quite big enough, so I just manipulated the drill bit while the drill was running, to stretch the hole)
- Bokashi powder
- kitchen waste
- Drill drainage holes in bucket that has a lid. This is your top bucket.
- Trace base of bucket on wire mesh, and cut out slightly smaller. Fit in base of bucket.
- Drill one large hole equal to tap, slightly off the base of the bottom bucket. Clean up scarfing around hole with a sharp knife.
- Fit one clear washer on tap, then insert tap into hole.
- Fit other clear washer on to tap on inside of bucket. Tighten with tap bolt.
- Place large rubber ring over opening of top bucket to sit under lip. this will help make a seal between the two buckets....see the photos....
- Insert top bucket into bottom bucket.
- You now have your very own Bokashi bucket to recycle your kitchen scraps...
- Place layers of kitchen scraps in bucket and sprinkle Bokashi powder on each layer.
- Remove any liquid from tap as it appears. Once it starts making liquid, empty it daily.
- When the bucket is full leave closed for another week.
- Dig a hole in garden to empty contents of Bokashi bucket. Bury contents, making sure it is completely covered...check for compost in about 4 weeks.
I have decided to buy the bokashi grain/powder ( $17 for 5kg) to start with and may look at making my own further down the track. Right now I just need to get some good compost going for my garden.
I have placed the mulch into the bucket in layers while sprinkling the bokashi powder on each layer as I go. Pack down each layer as you go.
I will be posting more photos as the contents breaks down, so check back occasionally to see how its all going.