With the push for people to be ‘green’ in their homes and gardens, composting has become very popular. We stopped by the Greenhouse Catalog (800-825-1925) to check out the latest and greatest in compost bins. Michelle took us outside to show us the Earthmaker, one that works your scraps from the top down and doesn’t need to be turned.
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NOTE: not all composters featured in the video are available at Portland Nursery
Another simple composter allows you to pick up the unit when it is full so you don’t have to dig in the bin and finally a compost tumbler, which allows you to tumble the compost to get it to break down and ready for your garden.
Then we moved inside to look at a couple of different compost helpers. We saw the little compost scrap bucket that helps you get your scraps from the kitchen to the composter without making a mess. We also saw the compost tea maker which can make a great liquid for a foliar spray for your plants.
Finally we saw the Worm Factory. This small composter is great because it doesn’t take much to operate it; it doesn’t smell (if used properly) and can make a tea-like brew for your plants as well. If you are looking to start composting, congratulations. Check out the selection of different composters at your independent garden center or at the Greenhouse Catalog.
Originally aired on GardenTime TV. See the GardenTime web site for more videos and information about the show)