Someone you know is itching to get her hands in the soil!! I can’t wait to get a garden started!! Furthermore, I am determined to have an organic garden. I’ve already started saving vegetable trimming for a composter. I’m actually shopping for “just the right unit.” ~~ I like the following article and copied it from information on the Internet. ~~ I like the article BUT won’t be ordering from Australia (LOL).
Is your New Year’s resolution to be environmentally aware? Have you decided that it’s time to start making an effort and to stop depending on refuse collections? If so, then Combined Harvesters Ltd is here to help.
At Combined Harvesters Ltd we stock a variety of composters in a number of sizes. Whether you need a small compact indoor kitchen composter or a more heavy duty 900 Litre garden composter, we have it all.
Firstly though, what exactly is composting? How do kitchen waste items, plant cuttings and other biodegradable leftovers become nutrient rich compost?
North West Compost Supplies – What is composting?
Composting is the natural breaking down of organic ‘green’ materials by microorganisms. These microorganisms, bacteria and fungi among many others, feed off of the organic waste and break it down back in to its component parts. These component parts include; Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen & Water.
In the composting process, it is necessary to sufficiently aerate your humus (the stage between organic waste and compost) every few days, this has traditionally been done using garden tools such as a fork or by utilising the natural burrowing behaviour of worms. HOWEVER … the composters supplied by Combined Harvesters Ltd are specially designed with specifically placed air inlet holes meaning you can ‘Fill & Forget’ your composter for prolonged periods of time.
North West Compost Supplies – What is compost used for?
Compost is used worldwide as a natural ‘organic’ fertiliser. The recycled green waste contains everything a plant needs to grow and remain healthy. Compost not only improves the appearance of plants and flowers it produces healthy sustainable fruit and vegetables.
North West Compost Supplies – What can or can’t I compost?
You Can Compost…
Raw vegetable peelings from your kitchen
Tea bags and leaves, coffee grounds
Young green weed growth (avoid weeds with seeds)
Soft green prunings
Animal manure from herbivores e.g. cows and horses
Poultry manure and bedding
Cardboard eg. cereal packets and egg boxes
Waste paper and junk mail, including shredded confidential waste
Glossy magazines – although it is better for the environment to pass them on to your local doctors or dentists’ surgery or send them for recycling
Newspaper – although it is better for the environment to send your newspapers for recycling
Tough hedge clippings
Old bedding plants
Fallen leaves can be composted but the best use of them is to make leafmould
Wood ash, in moderation
Hair, nail clippings
Egg shells (crushed)
Natural fibres eg. 100% wool or cotton
You Can’t Compost…
Coal & coke ash
Anything non-biodegradable will not turn to compost and anything that may rot. For example meat should not be placed in your composter as it will start to smell before it can be broken down. Common sense should be used when determining what items to compost.
As of this hour (8:30 PM), this is my favorite.
As of this hour (9:30 PM), the deed is done!! Amazon had a used dual chamber composter BUT the description led me to believe the packaging is battered and merchandise is without breaks or dents. Hey, a new unit would probably look “used” in a few months of Texas sun and heat?! ~~ Next Internet shopping trip: Garden Tower.