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Q:  I have had a Bokashi Bucket for some time. I thought that after the time outside in a warm spot the contents of the bucket would be decomposed but this has never happened – even extending the time the contents are not really broken down

WHY? Have I done something wrong OR have I had unrealistic expectations

A. The bokashi system is a 2 stage process with the first stage being fermentation in the bucket. Being airtight the process does not breakdown the contents as there is no oxygen.

Stage 2 is a decomposition stage and this happens when the fermented material is added to the soil or compost.

The fermentation stage is one which also conditions the food waste so that it will breakdown more rapidly at the decomposition stage.