How to prevent mold from appearing in Bokashi Organko?

Always make sure to firmly seal the composter and check if the tap is tightly closed to prevent air from entering the fermentation mass. Keep any rotting food away and use enough Bokashi bran to start a successful fermentation process.

When mold appears in Bokashi Organko, it is often related to one of the three scenarios:

Air entered the composter during the fermentation process

We recommend you to open the composter as little as possible, to tightly press the waste with the lid and close the tap firmly to prevent air from entering the container.

Adding bio-waste that is rotting or is covered with mold

We should never use any food-leftovers or other bio-waste that has been rotting or is covered with mold.

Using too little Bokashi bran

It takes some time to figure out how much Bokashi bran is best to use on top of the bio-waste, but when you’re just starting, we encourage you to use a bit more, just in case.

The most important thing for a good fermentation process is to prevent the air from entering the fermentation mass. Make sure to always check if the lid and the tap are tightly closed and if the air pump is in its place.