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Is there a time limit to filling the bucket up before you leave it a couple of weeks to ferment?

A good rule of thumb is to fill up your Bokashi Organko within 2 weeks, but if the fermentation process is done correctly, this time frame can easily be prolonged.

The recommended time frame for filling up your bokashi bucket is 2 weeks. As long as the process goes uninterrupted (i.e. you have ensured the right temperature, anaerobic conditions and a sufficient amount of bran), extending this time limit does not apose a problem in most cases. Some users report collecting waste for months at a time without issue (during the cold season). The crucial part is allowing the mass a minimum of 2 weeks to ferment.