Question from Jan:
I heard you speak @ Temecula Valley Garden Club (both times) and enjoyed it immensely. I recently moved and can’t find my notes (oh no!)
Would you mind refreshing my memory about the composter your daughter researched? I’m going to need to get one very soon!
Answer from Pat:
Almost any drum composter will work if the person making the compost follows the directions that come with the composter. The problems people have with drum composters usually come from adding too much fresh stuff into compost that is already well on its way to being done. The only solution is to have two of them so that as one cooks the other one can be filling up, and this can be expensive and also may take up too much room. Another problem may be that some of the composters sold in America may be a bit flimsy. Read the reviews and you will see that flimsy construction is a criticism of one drum composter that is otherwise very cleverly designed.
My daughter Wendy, who is scientifically minded, made a complete study of drum composters prior to purchase and discovered that there is a type made in Sweden called the Jora Composter. It comes in two sizes and all of them have two compartments. Both my daughters use this with great success and I have ordered a small one also. According to Wendy every household in Sweden has one.
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