How does a Green Johanna work?

The Johanna’s patented airflow and ventilation systems create optimum conditions for a busy eco-system of composting micro-organisms to digest waste, releasing energy as they do – hence the term hot composter.

How long does it take to make compost in a Green Johanna?

four to six months
the compost will be ready to use after four to six months. It will look and feel like soil, smell good, is pleasant to touch and crumbles readily. You can remove the compost from the Green Johanna via the two doors at the base.

How do Bokashi bins work?

Put simply, food waste is layered with a sprinkling of Bokashi One Mix, in a Bokashi One Bucket. Due to the air-tight bucket and the microorganisms present in the Bokashi One Mix, the waste ferments, the waste does not break down at this stage.

How long does it take for compost to break down?

Decomposition will be complete anywhere from two weeks to two years depending on the materials used, the size of the pile, and how often it is turned. Compost is ready when it has cooled, turned a rich brown color, and has decomposed into small soil-like particles.

How does a food digester work?

The food waste is dumped into the machine first- then microbes – small micro-organisms that break down the food waste into simpler organic materials – are added to the mix. In the machine the chemical process of digestion takes one day- while other food digesters in the market take a week or more to do the same.

What is a hot composter?

The HOTBIN is the compost bin for people serious about composting and reducing the amount of waste they send to landfill. HOTBIN is a hot aerobic composting bin, reaching temperatures of 40-60°c breaking down all food and garden waste into compost in just 30-90 days.

What happens if you don’t drain bokashi?

The bokashi tea can go off if its left in the bokashi bucket for too long. If you leave the tea for more than 2 or 3 days you may notice that it starts to develop a rotting odor.

How do you know if compost is working?

Compost is ready or finished when it looks, feels and smells like rich, dark earth rather than rotting vegetables. In other words, it should be dark brown, crumbly and smell like earth.

What will make compost break down faster?

Add high nitrogen material You should also add high nitrogen material to your pile to create a fast composting process. Nitrogen-rich materials that speed up composting include manure and coffee grounds. Chicken or horse manure is a great accelerator because it contains high levels of nitrogen.