>There is a local company here that makes one of the best worm
>They have a whole system of 'circular' gardening, compost, grow, eat
>the vegetables, compost the waste, grow the veggies.
>I have no 'interest' in the company, but their product is great and I
>thought those of you who have container gardens might be able to use
>something like this. I really like the idea of recycling as much as
>is possible and this is the perfect way to use up kitchen waste and
>make great garden soil out of it.
>Check it out.
Without contact with the ground those things are worthless as
composters... they ferment, they turn organic material into smelly
slime... they do not compost. With no access to the ground any worms
introduced will die, they will dehydrate, cook, freeze, or drown.
I've been composting for most of my life, for as long as I've been
gardening. This is the best composter I've found, it is the only one
with a 25 year warranty. I've been using mine for almost 25 years and
it's still good as new... but most importantly it works well. When I
bought mine it cost $40. Wehn I bouhgt it I also ordereded the
stirrers, I never use them, all I do is add more organic matter, never
bother to stir, it works all by itself.
I don't bother with the bottom doors, in the spring I simply lift up
the entire thing and move it to a new spot (they now offer a bottom
screen, I'd not use it), leaving the mound of compost behind to do
with as I will. Many of my neighbors after seeing it bought one too.
My next door neighbor spent $600 on a giant gear driven drum, not only
didn't it compost, the plastic gear teeth broke as it couldn't support
the weight of even a half load, paid for a lot of useless plastic:
He bought two Earthsavers. I showed him mine before he bought that
stupid tumbler but his ego wouldn't let him consider my simple
composter... took two years and one day I saw him setting up two
Earthsavers. For cook-outs he fills his tumbler with ice and uses it
as a $600+ beer cooler. LOL