I know many of you are in the midst of recovering from a monster snowstorm this past weekend and I hope you and your loved ones are all warm and safe!
I've been involved in a no-spend month since the beginning of January and now that it's coming to an end soon I am doing some research on purchasing a composter for my new house.
I had a composter in my marital home but unfortunately it didn't make the move with me. I did use it regularly and liked it very much but I'm interested in what else may be out there now, so many years later.
|Mantis ComposT-Twin dual-chamber compost|
This is the unit I had previously, although an older model. I love the fact that it has 2 chambers so you are 'cooking' one side while you are using from the other side.
The drawbacks are that it was HEAVY and bulky. It was even quite heavy to turn the crank. The metal buckled on me one year, I can't recall why. And it was such a challenge to put this thing together - never mind lifting it onto the frame! Oh and one more thing? It's expensive! I don't recall what I paid for it way back when but it's significantly more now.
So, I'm in the market for a composter.
I do not want a stationary composter. I'm not going to be out there with a pitchfork turning compost.
|Lifetime Dual 50 Gallon Composter|
I need something that spins or tumbles.
|Yimby Tumbler Composter|
I want two chambers.
|Good Ideas CW-2X Compost Wizard Dueling Tumbler|
And preferably not as heavy, bulky, or expensive as the Mantis.
|Dual Batch Compost Tumbler 100% Recycled Plastic Outdoor Compost Bin|
Any ideas? Any of you gardeners out there have a composter that you absolutely love??
Right now I'm saving all my kitchen scraps and dumping everything into a big pile at the edge of the woods. Which scares me as it will surely draw in the wildlife.
And if you recall, I don't need any help drawing in the bears!
Although winter is not the best time to start composting I want to dump all the kitchen scraps in a more secure location. So I'm going to bite the bullet and get a composter here asap.