Let’s find the best compost bin for your lifestyle.Should you use a Compost Tumbler, a static Compost Bin or try the fascinating world of Worm Composting? Whichever you choose, for a gardener, there are few things more satisfying than Composting. Nothing compares to taking waste from your kitchen and garden and turning it into rich, new soil for pots or garden beds.
- Kitchen compost bins
- Static Compost Bins
- Compost Tumbler Bins
- Homemade Compost Bins
Not to lose track of the fact that the things you grow in that new soil, be it fresh vegetables, fresh Strawberries in a hanging basket, or aromatic herbs to intensify your cooking, are all 100% totally guaranteed Organic produce.
We are going to look at some off the shelf solutions first.
If you live on a property and rely on a septic or composting waste disposal unit, keeping toxins out of your waste water is essential.
The same is true if you are recycling your gray water for use on your veggie patch or in your orchard.
Whether for these reasons or if you are one of the many millions seeking more Environment-friendly products to reduce the impact of waste leaving your property, we have something you should really check out for yourself.
Some time back a friend told us about Grab Green home and Laundry care products. Read more
Garden Mulch Helps Waterways if enough people use it. Much of the dirt in our waterways is due to storm water picking up chemicals and debris. Many of these items result in damage to rivers, streams,catchments and oceans. We sense that this causes pollution and depletes marine life, and we see it clearly in times of flood, but it only takes a shower.
When it is raining heavily, rainwater flows over the lawns and gardens picking up debris,pesticides, fertilizers, oil and many other harmful substances. These are subsequently dumped into the streams, bays and rivers. Read more
Where water is concerned, most of us are only interested in quality of the water that we use. But we all have a role in keeping waterways clean.
We hope that somehow, the water that flows into our homes will take care of itself. But just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a community to care for water. Here are ten tips for keeping waterways clean. Read more
Made in the USA by Envirocycle, the manufacturers simply claim that this is the most beautiful composter in the world, we also think it is the best compost tumbler bin available.
On the subject of “most beautiful”, whether used as a single unit, or as a series of two or more side by side, these compost tumblers have a compact but strong appearance, that actually enhances your Garden whilst so many others detract. So the makers claim might just stand up to scrutiny too.
10 Reasons why this is the Best Compost Tumbler Bin
In most places you can no longer assume that tap water is clean and filtered for optimum health. For peace of mind it is smart to install the best water filter you can afford.
In an industrialized world, Tap water contains a lot of contaminants that could be detrimental. According to the UK’s “Daily Mail“, these include Chlorine, Bacteria, Pesticides, Fluoride, and Heavy metals.
All of these can impact your health both in the short and in the long term. It has even been reported that Tap water contains chemicals which impact the gender of your unborn child. The taste of you water will also impact on your daily coffee etc
One way to reduce the risks, is to be proactive, and make sure you are drinking cleanest water you can. In your home that means filtering your water just before you drink it. You will find that the best water filters can remove most of the potentially harmful chemicals.
To be considered a “Good water filter”, it must get rid of not only harmful chemicals such as lead and chloroform. Increasingly there are also traces of organic chemicals, and bacteria to deal with.
We look at each category of filter on the market and recommend for the best water filter in each:- Read more
Storm water poses a serious challenge to many communities. Unchecked, it will run off from your roof or the driveway and onto the streets. From there it moves into the drainage system and finally into the waterways. Rain Gardens can help.
In principal there is nothing wrong with how municipal storm water systems are intended to work. However, as the water flows over the various surfaces, it picks up a lot of litter and chemicals. These also end up in the lakes, rivers and streams where they can cause serious harm to biodiversity. Another big problem with Storm water, is that it is extremely powerful. Read more
Worm Composting is a very different way to produce rich garden Compost from your kitchen scraps. Unlike Compost Bins and Compost Tumblers, compost from a worm farm does not rely on internal heat to turn your scraps into rich new soil.
In a worm farm, as the name suggests, it is the special (Red) Composting Worms that do the work.
Worm composting does not involve regular garden worms. In fact, Compost worms will probably not survive if accidentally removed from your worm farm trays, and added to your garden beds with the castings. Composting worms live off the bacteria created by the degrading scraps.
Composting worms cannot tolerate heat or sunlight, so keep this in mind, and place your worm farm in a shady position. It also helps to place a moist hessian sack or layers of moist cardboard on top of the scraps in your top tray, to keep worms cool.
Your Compost worms will rapidly burrow down to escape any sunlight. This is very helpful when it comes to harvesting worm castings from your trays. As the worms burrow, you can safely remove the castings without discarding the worms themselves. Read more
The idea of “going green” is now mainstream. It’s no longer a movement of idealistic individuals, with an exaggerated concern about effects of a modern lifestyle.Eco friendly fertilizer is playing a big part in the transition.
Since organizations like Monsanto are being exposed, many people are realizing that going green is the only healthy option available.
Organic or “green” product options are popping up everywhere including the products that we use in our gardens, and our homes.
Because of the harmful effects of synthetic fertilizers, Eco friendly fertilizer, usually organic, is growing in popularity with backyard gardeners and commercial producers. Read more
To put things into perspective quickly, you can look at composting with worms is a clean and interesting way to reduce your organic waste. Think of it as convenient, odor free faster composting with less effort on your part. The Worm Factory 360 is designed with four trays and can be expanded to eight trays in total. This makes it the largest volume worm composter for home use.
The lid has been designed to act as a stand for your trays when you are harvesting the worm castings.Though it can be expanded to 8 trays, in reality, 4 will be more than enough for most users. In many cases, even the fourth tray will rarely be used unless you have a large supply of material coming in.
If you are new to worm farms, you will appreciate the instructional DVD which comes as a bonus with the Worm Factory 360. Also making this one of the best “worm farm” offers available is the accessory kit. The kit includes some of the basic tools you will need. These will help you to get the maximum benefit and productivity from the worm factory in the shortest time. Read more