As scraps break down, they will produce a nitrogen-rich liquid packed with microorganisms: bokashi juice! The bokashi juice will be an orange colour and will smell fruity or like vinegar may have white fungal threads floating in it or have a thin white coating. Drain the liquid through the tap on the side of your bin at least once or twice a week.

Bokashi juice is highly concentrated and great for fertilising plants. Dilute 1 small cup of bokashi juice into a 10 litre bucket of water (it should be the colour of weak tea) and your plants will love you for it.

You can also pour concentrated Bokashi juice down the drain. The beneficial bacteria present in the liquid will work to keep drains clear!

Keep in mind, Bokashi juice should not be stored outside the bin for more than a day.

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