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Envirocycle Original Composter Black

Posted by admin on June 20, 2011

Envirocycle Original Composter BlackYou can get a lot of composting done easily and efficiently with the Lifetime 75 Gallon Compost Tumbler. Constructed with heavy-duty UV-protected HDPE this tumbler features black double walled panels to absorb and retain heat. It has an extra-large removable lid that makes it easy to load lawn and garden trimmings and organic waste. The lid also latches and locks to keep rodents out and compost in. This tumbler has an ingenious design that allows it to turn on an axis for easy and balanced rotation. An internal aerator bar mixes compost and allows air to flow. It’s supported by a powder-coated steel frame with a spring-loaded pin to lock rotation during filling. Finally a galvanized steel base offers excellent stability. This tumbler has a 5-year limited warranty.

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Everything About Composting – Discover some insider tips,tricks, and techniques for creating your own compost and using it to grow the organic garden of your dreams!

Posted by admin on June 19, 2011

Everything About Composting - Discover some insider tips,tricks, and techniques for creating your own compost and using it to grow the organic garden of your dreams!Discover some insider tips,tricks, and techniques for creating your own compost and using it to grow the organic garden of your dreams. Topics include cold composting, hot composting, and vermicomposting.

Price: $1.99

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Exaco Trading EARTH Earthmaker 120-Gallon Three Stage Aerobic Composter

Posted by admin on June 18, 2011

Exaco Trading EARTH Earthmaker 120-Gallon Three Stage Aerobic ComposterEarthmaker 3 – stage Compost Bin turns trash into treasure! Dumping yard refuse and food scraps in the trash not only wastes landfill space, it’s a waste of money too! Don’t believe me? Well, think about how much you spend on lawncare services or products every year. Sending organic waste to the dump means you’re literally throwing out valuable nutrients you COULD be using to keep your yard and garden beautiful while also keeping money in your pocket. In fact, studies show that almost half of each trash bag you produce could be made into compost. So, why waste money AND pollute the air by having your waste transported elsewhere? The Earthmaker is a great way to go green AND save green! So how does it work? Simple. Earthmaker’s patented three-stage process uses traditional three-bin composting, but stacked vertically so gravity does the hard work! A continuous cycle process keeps new material away from older material. Food and garden waste can be added at any time. Mature mulch or compost can be removed when convenient. And the push-pull tool makes it easy to mix and move material through the process without straining your back with heavy lifting and turning. It’s basically like having 3 compost bins in one unit! More: 123 gallon capacity; Once the unit is working, Earthmaker can produce up to 10 gallons of compost each month; Swiveling lid keeps animals out; Made of durable polypropylene; Material aerates as it falls down the chambers, decomposing rather than rotting; Reduces smells, flies and greenhouse gases; Easy assembly! Clicks together with no tools; Measures 47 x 30″ w., weighs 36 lbs. Compost the easy way and order your Earthmaker today! Earthmaker 3-stage Compost Bin

Price: $199.99

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Exaco Trading ECO-2000 2.4 Gallon Kitchen Compost Waste Collector

Posted by admin on June 17, 2011

Exaco Trading ECO-2000 2.4 Gallon Kitchen Compost Waste CollectorKitchen Compost Collector Pail Makes Composting Easy The Kitchen Compost Collector makes it easy to collect your organic waste to add to your composter. Includes a carbon filter that significantly reduces any odors 2.4 gallon capacity Replacement carbon filters available Measures 8.5″L x 9″W x 11″H Ships Quickly! An Exaco Trading Design EXACO USA Ltd. is a family owned company in Austin, Texas. The company has been a supplier to major home centers for 17 years and prides itself on its relationship with a sheltered workshop in Austin that provides jobs for persons with mental disabilities. Exaco greenhouses are specially designed to extend the growing season, even in the middle of the winter. It is the only product of its kind available at such a reasonable price. Garden.com is also proud to present Exaco composters. Both are made of superior craftsmanship and design.

Price: $19.99

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Getting The Most Out Of Your Compost

Posted by admin on June 16, 2011

Getting The Most Out Of Your CompostAfter a couple of months taking care of your compost pile, turning over the pile every now and then, warding off insects and pests, and keeping the pile damp, it is only natural (and you should do so) to get the most out of your compost. And this means using the compost wisely and effectively.
In This Guide:
Getting The Most Out Of Your Compost
Common Uses For Finished Compost
If Your Compost Pile Won’t Heat Up
Making Compost: Getting Your Hands Dirty
Making Your Uwn Compost Bin
Maintaining A Compost Heap
Compost Smells: This And Other Composting Myths
Building Your Own Compost Bin
To Compost Or Not To Compost
What Not To Compost
The Best Food For Your Compost Bin
When Will Your Compost Be Ready
Wriggly Friends Help Make Compost
Store-bought Fertilizer Versus Mature Compost
Who Should Compost?
Ongoing Care For Your Compost Pile
Recycling: How To Start And Maintain A Compost Pile

Price: $7.97

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Go Green with Composting

Posted by admin on June 15, 2011

Go Green with CompostingThis book discusses the proper way to set up a compost pile.
Contents Include:
Article 1: What is Composting?
Article 2: Misconceptions Surrounding Composting
Article 3: Compost Smells: This and Other Composting Myths
Article 4: To Compost or Not to Compost
Article 5: The Benefits of Composting
Article 6: How to Succeed with Your Composting Venture
Article 7: Creative Composting
Article 8: Materials Needed to Start Composting
Article 9: A Review of the Steps to Successful Composting
Article 10: Composting Precautions
Article 11: Getting to Know Your Composting Equipment
Article 12: The Low-down on Home Based Composting Processes
Article 13: The Dirt Paybacks: Advantages of Composting
Article 14: The Best Place for Your Composting Bin
Article 15: Building Your Own Compost Bin
Article 16: How to Choose a Composting Container
Article 17: Different Types of Composting
Article 18: The Greens and Browns of Composting
Article 19: The Best Food for Your Compost Bin
Article 20: Non-edible Composting Items
Article 21: Store-bought Fertilizer Versus Mature Compost
Article 22: Worms for Vermicomposting
Article 23: Wriggly Friends Help Make Compost
Article 24: What Not To Compost
Article 25: Seasonal Considerations for Composting
Article 26: Maintaining a Compost Heap
Article 27: Ongoing Care for Your Compost Pile
Article 28: Composting Problems
Article 29: If Your Compost Pile Won’t Heat Up
Article 30: Common Uses for Finished Compost

Price: $2.99

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Good Ideas 12-Cubic-Foot Compost Wizard

Posted by admin on June 14, 2011

Good Ideas 12-Cubic-Foot Compost WizardThe 12 Cubic Feet Compost Wizard and Base Saves You Money & Promotes a Healthy Garden.

This compost tumbler holds 12 cubic feet of compost and sits on a wheeled base. The handles now provide better grip to make turning even easier. The 12″ twist off lid keeps your compost safely closed off but is easy to remove and even doubles as an extra turning point. The ends feature aeration holes which provide much needed airflow for the compost batch with the option of drilling more for those who live in areas with low air currents. The wheeled base allows owners to turn the bin effortlessly and can easily be separated to allow the bin to roll freely from place to place. The low profile ensures that it stays out of sight and won’t be blown over in high winds like other tumbler style composters.

This composter features a 100% recycled resin material that is used to mold the bin.   The rich dark color absorbs the sun’s heat keeping your compost at a nice hot temperature. The unit comes fully assembled and requires very little maintenance. Just turn your compost tumbler once a week and after addition of new material and you can see compost in as little as 14 days!

Help keep organic waste out of our landfills by getting a Compost Wizard today.

  • Wheeled Base
  • Large 12″ twist lid
  • Safe for pets and children
  • Black color for heat absorption
  • 30″x”22″x23.5″ at 27lbs
  • 12″ Twist lid
  • Fully assembled
  • 7 Cu ft capacity
  • Ships Quickly!

Good Ideas, Inc. is a growing company producing purposeful, American made, rotationally molded, goods. Their mission is to provide gardeners with high quality products that will better their lives while providing employment opportunities for the people in their community, locally, and beyond. They are located in Lake City, PA and are comprised of diligent and hard-working individuals whose daily goal is to provide the best service and support possible. Please join Garden.com in supporting an American company committed to quality products and environmental and professional responsibility.

List Price: $324.00

Now: $198.98

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Good Ideas 7-Cubic-Foot Compost Wizard Jr.

Posted by admin on June 13, 2011

Good Ideas 7-Cubic-Foot Compost Wizard Jr.The EZ Composter Jr. provides you with the tools to turn your scrap vegetables, grass clippings, and leaves into ready to use compost within just a couple of weeks. This composter turns easily and maintains an environment that is conducive to the rapid breaking down of the material you place inside the barrel.

The composting drum is created out of molded recycled polyethylene plastic which is positioned on the turning base and holds 7 cubic feet of material. This size drum is ideal for heat generation and quick material breakdown.

In order to get the most out of your compost barrel, you need to turn the compost regularly. The large capacity compost drum rotates on a stable base providing quick and easy mixing. Just turn it about once a week to keep oxygen, nutrients, microorganisms and moisture evenly distributed throughout the developing batch. Glide posts on the base allows the composting drum to rotate freely, while keeping it cradled in the base. There are recessed handles on the sides of the composter to provide gripping points for turning the batch.

A large 12 inch twist off lid provides easy access for filling and dispensing the composted material when it is finished breaking down. This threaded lid is easy to remove, yet prevents animals and pets from getting at recently added kitchen and garden scraps.

A good batch of compost needs air to accelerate the process. There are air vents and a two-way breather valve on the lid to provide air movement from end to end and throughout the composting batch.

This composter will arrive in two pieces and it is easy to set up; just set the drum on top of the base, and you’re ready to start turning your yard waste and kitchen scraps into beneficial compost for your garden. The EZ Composter allows you to easily turn material that would have originally ended up in the garbage, into nutritious, beneficial fertilizer that will produce luscious healthy plants within just a couple of weeks.

The size and durability of this compost tumbler, combined with the low cost compared to other competing models, make this one of the best values among compost tumblers on the market today.

Price: $159.99

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How To Start And Maintain A Compost Pile

Posted by admin on June 12, 2011

How To Start And Maintain A Compost PileIn today’s world, the idea of recycling is becoming less of an option, and more of a necessity.  With landfills filling to capacity and the cost of removing and transporting waste going through the roof, having your own compost pile is a great way to reduce your costs while doing your part to minimize the landfill problems.

Learn all that you will need to know to do your part with the burden of waste while keeping up with mandatory recycling requirements.

Table of Contents Includes:

  • Recycling: How To Start And Maintain A Compost Pile
  • Getting The Most Out Of Your Compost
  • Common Uses For Finished Compost
  • If Your Compost Pile Won’t Heat Up
  • Making Compost: Getting Your Hands Dirty
  • Making Your Uwn Compost Bin
  • Maintaining A Compost Heap
  • Compost Smells: This And Other Composting Myths
  • Building Your Own Compost Bin
  • To Compost Or Not To Compost
  • What Not To Compost
  • The Best Food For Your Compost Bin
  • When Will Your Compost Be Ready
  • Wriggly Friends Help Make Compost
  • Store-bought Fertilizer Versus Mature Compost
  • Who Should Compost?
  • Ongoing Care For Your Compost Pile

Price: $4.77

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Small Garden Composters Start With a Beehive Compost Bin

Posted by admin on June 11, 2011

If you are new to garden composting and have little space for a Garden Composter you may be concerned with what impact the garden compost bin will have on the garden. I would recommend new home composters with small gardens to start with a beehive compost bin if possible. It is true that in many gardens the home made compost pile is often a rather untidy affair, and the purchased garden compost bin is often not a beautiful option either, all brown or green plastic. In many situations this is fine, and indeed appropriate. But in smaller gardens particularly, where things cannot be hidden and every garden fixture and fitting has an impact on the whole, it is nice to achieve the garden recycling dream of home composting without detracting from the beauty of the garden. A wooden beehive compost bin will provide you with an effective garden composter while improving the beauty of your outside space.

It makes sense, in a small garden to have a relatively small garden compost bin. But it must still be practical. The compost bin must be large enough for you to take at least three to six months to fill. Then you should leave it alone for three to six months to decompose. During that time you need another compost bin to fill. If you only have one compost bin, you will need to take out the decomposed contents from the bottom of the bin regularly, while still continually adding to the top of the bin. This is possible but far from ideal. Two garden compost bins, or a dual chamber compost bin, is best. But I admit once you get the home composting bug, you well want more. Indeed we have four at present but in the future, who knows!

My first foray into the world of home composting was with a municipally sponsored, 200 litre capacity, plastic compost bin. I have to say it worked really well. The plastic stops the compost drying out and keeps things warm. The garden compost we got from our plastic bin was fine and crumbly and really gave me the garden composting bug. But that big plastic compost bin didn’t look that great in the small urban garden we then had.

Local councils often sponsor compost bins and water barrels. Check with yours. That was how we got our first water barrel and plastic compost bin. It made both very cheap indeed.

The ugliness of those plastic compost bins is a turn-off for some though. Indeed I have friends with small gardens who just would not have one in the garden to spoil the view. Even though they like to be ‘green’ and ‘eco’ in other ways they couldn’t bring themselves to recycle kitchen waste and recycle garden waste via such an eyesore! Daft I suppose, but true and far from rare thoughts, I imagine. Lets face it, as much as many of us like to lessen our impact on the earth we still have certain wants and needs. And, if yours is keeping the garden pretty and/or plastic free, the plastic compost bin and water barrel combo is not for you!

This is why I am such a fan of the wooden beehive composter. They are beautiful. Indeed I would love one, even though it would be totally impractical as we compost vast quantities of organic matter. They are just so attractive!

I think being able to buy a beautiful product is a great thing. If you aren’t one of life’s natural garden composters, happy with bins made of pallets, plastic and chicken wire, a touch of glamour may well motivate you. I can’t see any reason why you wouldn’t want to visit and regularly top up such a pretty garden compost bin! Surprisingly they aren’t as expensive as I assumed they’d be either, and really do make a feature out of whatever spot in the garden they appear in.

I would always advise having as large a compost bin as possible and indeed composting as much garden, kitchen and animal waste as practical. I am the proud owner of a dry compost loo, so I know whereof I speak. But, for small gardens and just those new to home composting, I think getting a pretty compost bin is a great idea.

So many people think making garden compost is dirty, or difficult, or hard work, that for them, building an array of compost boxes is never going to be even a thought. But for anyone who starts home composting even just a few kitchen scraps and lawn clippings in a relatively small prebuilt compost bin, it is still a reduction in commercial composts sold, peat bog destroyed and landfill filled.

Thus, even though I will never have one, I thoroughly see the point of the beautiful, rustic wooden beehive compost bins and still lust after them in my girlier gardening moments. But for me the whole point of garden composting is to make as much hummus as possible so they would never be practical here.

I think they would make a great gift for someone (with a pretty garden) who is yet to be converted to the merits of composting garden waste or kitchen scraps too. For those people will see ‘what is compost?’ quickly and through the rose tinted spectacles of someone with a particularly beautiful compost bin!

Sealed garden compost bins are great for composting without worrying about vermin or indeed children getting their hands on the kitchen waste. In wet climates your sealed bins mean you don’t get the whole heap too wet (which would stop the microbes being able to function). They also prevent all the goodness leaching away. Sealed compost bins are equally fabulous in hot climates where the heap could dry out (microbes do need moist conditions just not saturated ones).

If I was just starting out garden composting or looking for a small garden composter, I would definitely look into the wooden beehive compost bin option. Whether to improve the look of a small garden or because you are only composting kitchen waste on a small scale, they work well and look great.

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