How to balance Bokashi when finishing it in compost

Asked November 1, 2019, 6:43 AM EDT

I plan to compost via Bokashi in the winter, then finish it by adding it to an outdoor rotating bin. I know I need to balance brown, green, etc. in the compost bin. What do I add with the Bokashi to keep the bin balanced and composting.

Garrett County Maryland

1 Response

Hi- we do not have research-based information on Bokashi. The composting process will slow considerably in Garrett Co. over the winter. It is difficult to get rotating bins to heat up unless they hold a fairly large volume of compostable material. We suggest you experiment by mixing the Bokashi in the rotating bin with shredded leaves or straw at a 1:4 or 1:3 ratio; Bokashi:high carbon material.