The next time you wonder just what to do with the drifts of autumn leaves in your garden and along the pavements of your neighbourhood, watch this humorous and informative 17-minute TED talk by Mike McGrath. The title “Everything You
Maintaining a healthy compost comes down to five basics. These include the ingredients that you put into your compost, the size of the material, moisture, temperature and air.
Newspaper and cardboard – as well as egg cartons – can be composted. They are ‘brown’, carbon-rich materials and they help to absorb moisture. But, not all papers are the same and some are bad for your compost.
Earthworms are synonymous with compost and you’ll find them in any compost heap. But, they are not needed for composting to happen. Bacteria are the key organisms responsible for the breakdown of plant matter.
You’ve no doubt heard of the back-breaking work involved in turning a compost heap using a pitchfork? That’s why we love the YOLO Compost Tumbler – there’s no heap to be turned.
The YOLO Compost Tumbler should be mounted on a wall or kept on its stand. Both keep it off the ground and inaccessible to rodents. How then do you keep your compost contents free of flies and bad odours?
Although the YOLO Compost Tumbler produces compost faster than a traditional pile, it still takes a few weeks until your compost is ready for use.
YOLO Compost Tumblers are well-suited for use in homes that have no gardens and where the main purpose of composting kitchen waste is to reduce the volume of trash that you’re sending to landfill.