Vermiposting and Regular (hot) Composting
Ok, I have not really explained bokashi composting yet. Bokashi is not ready to use on top of the ground as a fertilizer after it has undergone anaerobic decomposition in a sealed bucket. You can do three things with it:
- Bury it in your garden under several inches of dirt where it will finish decomposing in about two weeks.
- Put it in your compost heap where it will act similar to manure and speed up the decomposition process.
- Feed it to red worms who love the bacteria and produce worm castings (poop).
Since I have a garden growing now, I use the bokashi in my worm bins and compost heap. In the winter, I will either bury or feed it to the worms. As you can see, each type of composting complements the others.
There you have it! The devil is in the details, but these three types of composting give me something to do, as well as giving back to Mother Earth.