The trick is knowing what to look for when you are shopping for a new composting system. To help you learn more, we’ve listed some of the characteristics to look for in garden composters.
First, let’s consider some of the more noticeable characteristics that ensure effective composting. Garden composters are usually designed to include features that increase their rate of decomposition, including a sealed lid, a thermometer, a sogger, an aeration system, and a sifter. However, not all computer designs are created equally. Below we review the 10 most important characteristics for helping you find the best garden composter.
Ample Air Circulation
First, a good compost tumbler bin or compost should have ample air circulation. This helps keep the contents of the bin cool and allows for an even decomposition rate. A good design will incorporate efficient air circulation so that the inside of the computer doesn’t get too hot or cold. Also, it should have a door that seals completely and a seal that can be manually adjusted for temperature and airflow.
Next, you need to choose the right types of waste materials. Garden composters should be designed with both aerobic and anaerobic cultures in mind. Compost bins and tumblers should be designed to allow aeration of organic matter, i.e., the growth of microorganisms in the waste materials that the compost has to process. This enables the compost to break down more quickly. Aerobically, this means that the microorganisms break down the organic matter by extracting energy from the air and anaerobically means that they break down the organic matter without the help of air.
Easier And More Productive
If you are building your own compost bin or tumbler, there are a few things you may consider to make your composting easier and more productive. For starters, consider purchasing a slipcover that is made of heavy-duty plastic that has an opening of six inches or more. In addition, it should have an opening large enough for your hand to pass through comfortably without bumping into the sides. Having a sliding door also allows for easier ventilation, and it also facilitates easier cleaning of the composter once the compost bin has been emptied.
Another important aspect of the composting bin or tumbler is its lid. Most garden composters and tumblers come with a lid that can be easily removed, washed and reused for composting. However, some composting bins and tumblers have lids that are permanently affixed to their units. If you want to compost organically in your home, it is best that you purchase a lid that is made of PVC or some other durable material that will not warp or rot when exposed to natural elements. If you find this necessary, there are several options available on the market today.
There are kids that are made of PVC and these lids can be attached on the front, sides or rear. On the other hand, plastic bins are available in two different sizes, small and large. In addition to having a larger opening, they also feature side openings that are slightly larger than the average plastic tumbler lid. These compost bins also come in both stainless steel and aluminum, which can be attractive as well as practical options for your composting bin. For your compost bin, you may also want to consider purchasing a worm composter. These computers are designed to work with either dry or wet compost materials. They allow you to easily collect your waste, as well as worm castings, from your home. You can either keep the compost bin outdoors or inside your home, but having a worm compost bin is a great way to make sure that you’re getting all the organic materials that you can from your garbage and yard debris.