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Bokashi Active Bran

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£6.00
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Our Bokashi Active Bran is the heart of our Bokashi Composting system. It is a dry mixture of bran and molasses that has been inoculated with beneficial micro-organisms... a carefully controlled mixture of microscopic bacteria, yeasts and fungi that work together to speed-up composting, suppress pathogens, prevent putrefaction and eliminate foul odours.

Using it couldn't be easier... just sprinkle a layer of Bokashi over the kitchen waste you want to compost. The beneficial micro-organisms in the Bokashi get to work treating your waste in a process that takes just a couple of weeks, after which it breaks down amazingly rapidly when is incorporated into soil or added to a conventional compost heap. Simply dilute the juice 1 part to 30 parts water and put it on your plants for an excellent fertilizer.

Our Bokashi can be used in any suitable container but we recommend our Bokashi Bucket (P2107) which is made from a special beneficial micro-organism impregnated plastic. A 1kg pack of Bokashi Active Bran should last approximately 3 to 4 months when used in this composter.

Q: What sort of compost do I get out of my Bokashi Kit? A; Bokashi is more about "pickling" your waste than actually composting it. The Effective Micro-organisms in the bran activate as it gets damp and this ferments your waste. This means the end result once you have filled the bin and waited for about 2 weeks looks pretty much the same as when you put it in... However this fermented waste is very different to your original waste and will smell "pickly" and the key thing is once you put it into a trench in your garden or compost heap it it will be exposed to the air and will break down very very quickly. At the same time this material is not attractive to vermin.

Q; What sort of waste can be used in the Bokashi Kit? I understand majority of it is kitchen waste (meat, fish, fruit, vegatables), can paper be used such as junk post mail, magazines and so forth? A: You can ferment all kitchen waste but it would be pointless to add paper as the Bokashi doesnt compost the waste it ferments it äóñ pickles it. Paper does not smell and so you would add this to a conventional composter without a problem. In our office we use a Bokashi Bucket for all our lunch scraps, fruit peelings etc and then we shred all our paper waste for packaging.

Q: How do you know if the waste is broken down by the microbes from the bran? A: The waste is not broken down äóñ its fermented and you can tell very easily as the whole thing has a sweet pickly smell to it. The process is all very easy. As you fill the bucket you add a sprinkling of Bokashi. Once its full you start on another bucket leaving the original to ferment over the time it takes you to fill the next. In most people's experience that takes about two weeks.

HOW YOUR ORDER WILL WIGGLE IT'S WAY TO YOU.. IMPORTANT WIGGLY UPDATE: All our orders are now despatched from our farm here in Herefordshire and so we’ve made a few changes. All orders will be sent out on the same day that you order whenever possible as long as you order before 1pm. Wiggly Standard Delivery (3 - 5 day delivery) £3.95 If you don't mind when your order arrives... (within reason of course) Choose standard delivery and we will despatch your order with the best option for us. This may be DPD or Royal Mail. You need to allow 2 - 5 days for delivery, and we can post to anywhere in mainland Britain. Choose your Delivery Day (including next day delivery) for £5.95 We aim to despatch all orders on the same day if you order arrives before 1pm but if you need it guaranteed or you want to choose a particular delivery day in the future please select the “Choose a delivery date” option and choose the date you would like your order to be delivered. Highlands and Islands Please choose the standard option as there is no guaranteed service for next day on the following postcodes. IV1-IV99, KA27-KA28, KW1-K17, AB31-AB38, AB41-AB56, FK17-FK21, PH15-PH50, HS1-HS9, ZE1-ZE3 PA20–PA80 we are not able to offer a next day DPD service (it will take longer). Overseas – Not Available. Saturday Delivery – Not Available. Email us at wiggly@wigglywigglers.co.uk if you need any further information, or you can phone us on 01981 500391 phones open between Mon-Fri 10am - 1pm Thanks for reading Team Wiggly