Step by Step How to Make Bokashi Juice

Beforehand, I wrote how to make bokashi compost that result solid substance compost. Now, using the similar concept of composting, you will watch how to make bokashi that result liquid substance. This kind of bokashi is also popular as bokashi juice – organic liquid compost. Bokashi juice is also rich-nutrient compost that consists of macronutrients (Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potassium) element and other micronutrients like chlorine, iron, zinc, boron as well as manganese that ready to feed to the plants or to reconstruct the soil condition.

Now you see that there are many home industries selling bokashi juice in package. Modern DIY enthusiast, home gardeners and indoor planting hobbyists already turn into greener small gardening and use bokashi juice as their main fertilizer in addition to the synthetic one. Kale, spinach, salad are example of perfect object to plant everywhere around the house like nearing the windows, on the patio or backyard.

Here you then, if bokashi juice is sound interesting to you for your new organic mainstay, stay tuned!

I see world is now filled by the concept of making bokashi juice using kitchen waste. That’s amazing, but I don’t agree at all as there are many ways yielding bokashi juice compost in addition of using kitchen waste. Now, you can think about backyard raising kitchen, birdcage, and your neighbor horse stable. All of them are the places where you catch the ideas on making bokashi juice. The mater is how good you turn such of organic waste into juice compost.

The Help of Microbes in the Effective Microorganism

Using the similar concept of what I explained here, it is easy to turn organic garbage into something smell good and rich-nutrient liquid. You are free to use any of EM formula in this case. Look at the example of small study below:

  • Pick up several animal waste from your chicken coop/henhouse
  • Place it into tumbler
  • Add some water + microbes (Effective Microorganism)
  • Cover it with plastic tightly and wait for couple week
  • The process of composting will slowly begin
  • Once the waste decayed you can use it as an organic fertilizer

Because EM is available in liquid substance and solid substance, later you can choose which one is right for you.

Bokashi Bucket the Specialist of Kitchen Waste

In the modern space people looking more practical way to make compost. Kitchen waste is really rich-nutrient source of compost. Everybody has kitchen and it produce waste every day. Luckily, the wastes are easy to convert into bokashi juice as they are more frequently have damp characteristics like damp tissue, egg, cooked fish, fruits, and vegetables.

To make them easier, you need to purchase bokashi kitchen bucket that cost from $50 to $100. Fill the bucket with the waste and add EM formula on each layer after you fill it. Wait until the process of decomposing accomplished, and you can simply get the juice buy opening the tap. In many cases, this process doesn’t completely ferment all the waste and give you the remnant. This remnant sometime called by ‘bokashi waste’. You can simply burry the bokashi waste and mix them again with EM to enrich the soil in your garden.


A Successful Guide of Bokashi Composting


That see out your successful organic farming or gardening is the way in which you prepare great nutrient. World sees that compost always be better way rather than synthetic fertilizer. Earth sees that natural fertilizer will keep them healthy. Plant sees organic matter is friendlier to help them yielding fruitful harvest. Human have to supply the plants using right organic fertilizer to keep them producing healthy food. This is a healthy life cycle, right? So, start your own way!

A Successful Guide of Bokashi Composting

Nature has its own mechanism to let organic matter decay into fertilizer and that sometime takes longer time without the advent of human creativity. Among various methods in which people working to make compost, bokashi composting is one most popular way. This is surprising after knowing that Japanese people tend to make bokashi compost since 50 years ago. Now, the time is yours.

In my opinion, bokashi compost is a better shortcut to find the most efficient organic fertilizer to keep the land healthy and plants grows happily all along the years. Cultivating the land using organic treatment is the safest method you can find in this planet. The best part, we can start bokashi project anytime regardless of the quantity – starting from small DIY project preparing high-quality organic fertilizer for your pot planting to the corps cultivating preparation on hundreds acres land.

Up until the end of this blog entry, I hope you wish nothing except acknowledging the basic principle to make small project on successful bokashi composting. I please reader from all round the globe to follow this post, as I will convey the most flexible method to make bokashi by taking benefits of various wastes or raw organic materials available at around your house like kitchen crap, foliage, chicken manure, or any possible organic materials.

Again, I don’t want to bother and force you to learn any complicated term as written by most people, but only quick practice, everything you need to prepare, and if possible I will let you know where to buy the stocks. According to me myself, I’m prefer to define bokashi as compost yielded from the process of fermented organic materials with the help from amazing effective microorganism (EM) technology and other booster materials like molasses and other compositions come with EM that could be bacteria like Azotobacter sp., Lactobacillus sp., yeast, photosynthetic bacteria, cellulose-degrading fungi and other beneficial living organisms.

Two Basic Components to Make Bokashi Compost

In my own perspective, a successful bokashi is so simple. Initially, all what you need to prepare is the raw organic materials and the EM itself. That is right you will also need equipments and tools to make them all working, but they will be varies in form, size and capacity depending the output you expect. Once you understand this general view then we move to the more specific details.

Introducing Bokashi Juice and Bokashi Compost

You can find bokashi in 2 form, one has juice/liquid substance another in the form of powder/raw /solid substance (like the soil itself). They both function as organic fertilizer as well. You can also take alternative as the solid one is for basic fertilizer and the bokashi juice is for plant feeding.

However both bokashi compost and bokashi juice they have similar function, but both applied differently. Bokashi juice requires right dosage for specific application while bokashi compost I think don’t require any specific dosage. You will also need to mix bokashi juice with other substance, but you won’t for the bokashi compost.

I was wondering how can people snug on the synthetic fertilizer, while they were actually been watching a serious drawbacks of the synthetic fertilizer like causing chemical burn, virulence, etc. Organic bokashi have no toxic effect.

That’s right while some people suggest not to apply directly of the bokashi juice into the soil or foliage, in truth if you do so, it will doesn’t matter, but it will only waste your money. Before applying the bokashi juice, you can mix them up with clean water and here is the magic happen. Greatly save money.

So, which one is suitable for me?

  • Bokashi juice the most practical and effective for small fertilization like in pot planting or small garden. (Click here for the steps and tools you need to prepare to make bokashi juice).
  • Bokashi compost is scalable to the wider applications

Step by Step Guide of Bokashi Composting

Everything about Materials

Seize the organic waste at around your home, and don’t waste it. See a few examples below:

  • Autumn moment + leaf blower
    Make your autumn season jazzy with fun activity by turning the fall into stead. Probably you will need a helping tool like broom or a more modern leaf blower. If you want to invest some money on a good garden blower, you can find many advices in this website:, especially if you are from UK.
  • Harvest time + straw
    Have you ever heard about straw bale house? What I mean straw here is the same material. You can use it as a high nutrient bokashi when fermented correctly mixed with other rich-nutrient sources like animal waste, grass clippings, sawdust, kitchen waste, etc. When you use straw as part of the bokashi ingredients, you have at first to clips it into small pieces. In principle, all materials should already chopped properly before you proceed. Now you catch the idea for other possible materials like:
  • Gardening routine + grass clippings
  • Tidying up hedge + hedge clippings
  • DIY sanding or chainsaw cutting + sawdust
  • Farming industry + bran (corn, wheat, rice, etc
  • Farming industry + husk
  • Backyard + animal waste (chicken, sheep, goat, cow, rabbit, pig, etc)
    I make the exception for the animal waste, as they are very good nutrients resources. I usually make 1:4 composition ratio using animal waste (from cow and sheep) combined with all “green waste” on the list. Animal waste takes the biggest portion. Mixed them up and the result is amazing.

Rich-Nutrient Effective Microorganism

Using the right effective microorganism formula will determine the process of fermentation. In nature, all effective microorganisms (microbes) can decompose all organic materials. Nevertheless, not all consist of microbes you need to make good quality fertilizer or compost. Make sure you have the correct EM that consists of microbes to decompose the materials you prepare. Shopping online is easier to guide you finding the route for best EM microbes. In this case, I use the EM with liquid substance. 4-liter (four bottles) of EM is enough for up to 4000 pounds ready-to-serve compost.

Mixing the Organic Materials

What do you need including:

  • Sprayer
  • Tumbler
  • Shovel

Follow these steps:

  • Chop or clips all the materials into small pieces
  • Prepare EM solution: 1 – 3 bottle cap (approximately 3 ml/cc) EM liquid for 1-liter water, then pour and mix into water in the tumbler.
  • Molasses is optional
  • Pour the solution into sprayer
  • Spray the solution into the organic materials and stir well using the shovel (damp quality and not too wet)
  • Put into compost tumbler or cover it with mulch


Many of composting requires anaerobes, organisms that grows without air, or requires oxygen-free conditions to live. This is why you need to prepare the space meet that condition. Many to choose including compost tumbler, bokashi bin, etc. For cheaper solution, you can also use plastic bag – depend on how big capacity you want to produce bokashi compost.
I was don’t really paying too serious attention on it. I used a simply ground cover such as mulch plastic to ferment amount of up to 250 pounds organic raw materials. If you plan to use mulch plastic, you can put the mixed materials above the ground than cover it. Don’t let the air come inside by blocking all the open sides by soil, stone, clay, etc.

Controlling the Process

Through this method, the fermentation process will produce heat. It is why you need to check the temperature regularly. Composting process generally takes time up to 1 month. You need to check every 3 or 4 days. If the temperature increasing and the materials are getting to hot, you can open the container/mulch for one hours period. If the temperature doesn’t want to go down, you can spray with water using hand-pump sprayer.

The Characteristic of High Quality Bokashi Compost

  • Change in the color of materials
  • Smells good
  • Materials do not rot
  • Already in the form of granule or crumbly and ready to sprinkle
  • Do not content too much water