Thursday, July 24, 2008

NatureMill follow-up

How is the composter so far? It's good for the most part. Like anything of value, it needs to be taken care of and treated well. For us that means putting in the right amount of brown to green. Luckily I was checking out the pantry at work yesterday and discovered a box of cereal from 2002 - yikes! But that came home with me to serve as the brown component to go with the egg shells and eggplant top from yesterday's dinner.

How is the compost? It seems good. The top layer is always a little brown and dry but underneath there's a layer dark rich brown matter covering the bottom of the bin.

Is it easy to use on potted plants? So far, no problem. I've just been adding it to the top and it soaks in as it rains or when I water them.

Any comments so far? We had to move it outside because of the smell. It's not noticeable most of the time but it's pretty powerful when you open it up. If you're contemplating getting one, I'd still say go for it. It seems like we take out the garbage half as much as we used to... which is great because it's one less thing for Max to have to remember!

Any other questions?
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