When I wrote about Compost Thrive, there was reader interest in composting indoors. So I’m making the SCD Probiotics K101 All Seasons Indoor Composter Kit the DestinySurvival Pick.
If you live in an apartment or don’t have room in your yard for a compost pile, indoor composting can work for you. It doesn’t matter what season it is. And it doesn’t have to smell bad or draw flies.
The SCD Probiotics K101 All Seasons Indoor Composter Kit uses the Bokashi method. That means it uses anaerobic bacteria to digest kitchen compost. The lack of oxygen is essential for the Bokashi process. Beneficial microbes break down waste faster than a regular composter.
Innoculated bran combined with molasses starts the fermentation. Compost tea forms and must be drained off every couple of days. This can be diluted and used on plants.
In a couple of weeks your scraps are ready for burying in garden soil or a compost pile you’ve already started outdoors.
The Bokashi method produces a kind of pre-compost in less than half the time it takes for conventional composting methods. About a month later you can recover the finished compost and put it in your garden.
Don’t despair if you live in an urban setting where there’s no place to bury pre-compost. Bokashi compost for barter anyone? Since you’re going to have kitchen waste anyway, make compost and give it to a gardener who can use it. Offer it in exchange for vegetables.
The key advantage of using the Bokashi method is that you get rid of kitchen waste and have enriched compost faster than if you’d put that waste into a regular compost pile. You can even put meat and dairy food waste in a Bokashi composter. You shouldn’t do that with typical composting.
You can use the Bokashi method to break down pet waste, including kitty litter from the cat’s litter box. That way it’s not taking up space in a landfill somewhere.
Of course, you’ll want to use a different Bokashi composter, such as the Bokashi Pet Cycle Fermentation System for pet waste. And you’ll want to put the pet waste pre-compost in the soil you’re preparing for a flower bed.
The SCD Probiotics K101 All Seasons Indoor Composter Kit includes a 5-gallon container and a 1-gallon bag of All Seasons Bokashi activator. An air tight lid helps speed up ffermentation and decomposition of waste. A strainer and spigot let you drain off the compost tea that forms.
Reviewers seem to either love or hate this composter. That may be because there’s a bit of a learning curve with the Bokashi method. It’s important to follow the instructions which come with the kit to help get you on the right track for your indoor composting efforts.
If you’re ready for a non-electric indoor composter that lets you compost faster, get the SCD Probiotics K101 All Seasons Indoor Composter Kit. Click on its title wherever you see it linked in this post.
Speed up your indoor composting with this kit and the Bokashi method. It could be the boost your survival garden needs this season. Find out more about Bokashi composting in the following video.