At MyCrobz we recommend against collecting Bokashi Juice by means of a tap or a nesting bucket set up – as it can turn into a stinky mess that can ruin your Bokashi experience. It is much easier to Bokashi in a regular bucket. Simply add some absorbent to the bottom to catch the Juice and dump it along with your fermented waste.
If you require a liquid fertilizer; simply use some of your fermented waste to make as much Bokashi Tea as you need. Here’s how:
Making Bokashi Tea is easy and only takes a day. Here is a list of everything you will need:
- a 20 litre bucket with no lid (an empty Bokashi Bucket works great)
- an aquarium air pump or something similar
- about 1 1/2 metres of tubing and an air stone or two
- a mesh bag or pantyhose that can hold 4 litres of waste
- about 4 litres of fermented waste
- about 12 litres of water
Once you have that assembled…
- Locate a warm spot with power that you can leave the bucket to bubble away
- Connect the air pump and tubing and secure the air stone to the bottom of the bucket
- Add the water to the bucket
- Fill the bag or pantyhose with the fermented waste
- Submerge the waste in the bucket
- Turn on the pump and let it bubble for 24 hours
Your Bokashi Tea is ready after the 24 hours and should be applied within a few days.
Bokashi Tea can be applied full strength but is often diluted with water to make it go further.