Thursday, January 6, 2011

Takakura Home Composting Part 2

During the fermentation process over the five days, the covered box felt warm and after about 5 days, the seed compost was covered with white mould ...

The seed compost is now ready. Prepare one or two compost containers - the containers should have holes on the sides to allow ventilation. Line the container with cardboard - to prevent  spillage and insect infestation.


Transfer the seed compost from the box to the compost container. The compost container should be two-thirds full. During the transfer, you can see steam coming out of the seed compost.

Everything is now ready to start the Takakura Home Composting.


  1. wow it's really impressive..
    Hi can I have your email address please? I am a reseacher from usm penang also doing THM. My email is

    hope to hear from you soon.

  2. Hi,

    THC is a pretty big thing in Sarawak. I will get back to you.

  3. Hi there,

    Currently i am doing THM mini project with youth at my work place. I am just wandering if we can use pail/container to keep the seed compost but covered inside the pail using newspaper/cardboard insteda of using boxes. Is it working that way?

    Please email me at because i really need advice on preparing this THM. Thanks in advance.


  4. Hi Rose,

    You cannot use a pail or any container that doe not have holes on the sides. You must have holes on the side for the compost to breathe. I suggest that you go to fruits or vegetable sellers and ask for the rectangle plastic baskets.

  5. Hi. I'm from the Philippines. Can you teach me takakura composting?