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I have no experience with this Indian Smartbin system myself, but it looks like it is a Bokashi system. I suspect that the only difference with other commercial systems is that they sell their own mix of Effective Microorganisms (EM). This mix is probably slightly different from the already existing and trademarked mixes, but the principle of how to use it ...


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We give our bokashi bran a 1 year shelf life but it will typically survive much longer than that. As long as the bran is sealed and dried, kept out of direct sun and not allowed to freeze then it should last much longer. When the bran is kept sealed the bacteria are dormant. If you are not sure, you can test a small batch. Get some food scraps, add some ...


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Estimates of the shelf life of Bokashi vary from 1 year to more than 5 years. In any case the color of the bran should be light brown, optionally with some white patches, and have a slightly sweet smell. Also, it needs to be stored dry, cool and out of sunlight. If it has been exposed to sunlight (UV) the microorganisms in the bran may have died and the ...


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