Bokashi Composting in Action
Photos of the trenching method of composting with bokashi. Food waste is first fermented in an airtight container, then added to a trench in your garden or yard. In 2 weeks, the fermented food waste is no longer identifiable - all you'll find is dirt!
With bokashi bucket composting, 2 steps are necessary. Step 1: fermenting/pickling your food waste by adding bokashi, sealing your bucket for 14 days. Step 2: adding brown matter (dirt - see Soil Factory) to your fermented food waste and allowing it to sit in the airtight container another 2-4 weeks to become dirt, or adding your fermented food waste to an existing compost pile, or 'trenching" it as shown in the photos.
When adding food waste directly to an outdoor compost pile (called kitchen to bin), without fermenting first, simply sprinkle bokashi over the food waste, leaves, or grass, and cover. A bokashi compost pile works best when an anaerobic (airtight) system exists, so covering your compost pile with black plastic, or a piece of rug works well.