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Should the final compost process (brown matter with fermented waste) be set on an airtight container for best results?Updated 5 months ago

For the final composting stage where fermented Bokashi waste is mixed with brown matter (such as soil, leaves, or sawdust), it is not necessary to keep the mixture in an airtight container. 

Instead, this mixture should be exposed to air to facilitate aerobic decomposition, which is the next stage of breaking down the fermented material into compost.

Here's how to handle the final composting process after Bokashi fermentation:

Burying in Soil: Mix the fermented Bokashi waste with soil in a garden bed or a trench. Cover it with more soil. This method does not require an airtight environment; instead, it relies on natural soil microbes and conditions to further decompose the waste aerobically.

Compost Bin or Pile: Add the Bokashi waste to a traditional compost bin or pile, mixing it with brown carbon-rich materials. This method introduces air into the process, which is crucial for aerobic microbes to thrive and efficiently break down the waste into compost.

Open Containers: If you're using containers, ensure they have adequate drainage and are not sealed. This setup allows for air exchange and drainage, which are beneficial for the composting process.

In summary, the final composting process after Bokashi fermentation benefits from exposure to air rather than being kept in an airtight container. Aerobic conditions are vital for the material to fully decompose into nutrient-rich compost that can be used to enrich garden soil.

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