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Simply Natural Compost Bin

Simply Natural Compost Bin

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Exclusive | The Traditional Wooden Composter — Now Even Better for the Environment

  • Generously sized composter is ideal for larger gardens and families
  • Made from wood treated with an eco-friendly preservative
  • Easy to assemble; remove slats to access finished compost

Generations of gardeners have made compost using open wooden bins, often cobbled together from pallets. The Simply Natural Composter has a neater appearance, better construction, and it's treated with an eco-friendly preservative for a long life in the garden. You can put it together without tools in a few minutes, and you can easily remove slats to harvest finished compost or to relocate the composter. The slats are carefully spaced to allow aeration without letting compost spill out.

Product Details

  • Chinese fir with copper-based wood preservative
  • 39-1/4" square x 31" H
  • Holds almost 15 bushels
  • Easy assembly
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive

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Simply Natural Compost Bin
 
4.2

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy assembly (40)
  • Attractive (39)
  • Capacity (32)
  • Odor free (10)
  • Composts quickly (7)

Cons

  • Flimsy (7)

Best Uses

  • Leaves & brush (28)
  • Kitchen scraps (23)
  • Coffee grounds (17)
  • Fruit rinds (17)
  • Ecological waste disposal (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (34), Getting started (5)

Reviewed by 42 customers

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3.0

Wait and see

By Pat

from Portsmouth nh

About Me Master Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Easy Assembly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Coffee Grounds
    • Ecological Waste Disposal
    • Fertilizer Production
    • Fruit Rinds
    • Kitchen Scraps
    • Leaves & Brush

    Comments about Simply Natural Compost Bin:

    Some what concerned about quality and durability. WE'll see how it last.
    Love the concept.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This worked so well, I bought two!

    By Debz

    from Palm Harbor, Fl

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Capacity
    • Easy Assembly
    • Easy to construct
    • Let's the compost breathe
    • Looks attractive
    • Retains its shape

    Cons

    • Not made in America

    Best Uses

    • Fruit Rinds
    • Kitchen Scraps
    • Leaves & Brush

    Comments about Simply Natural Compost Bin:

    I throw in all kitchen vegetable scraps, including tea bags, together with general garden clippings except weeds, anything with thorns and ferns as they don't compost quickly. Old potting soil and broken down coconut basket liners have found their way in there too.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Slats cracked after 1 season

    By mlk

    from Arlington, VA

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy Assembly

    Cons

    • Difficult to Aerate
    • Flimsy
    • Slats break easily

    Best Uses

      Comments about Simply Natural Compost Bin:

      I have this composter in my community garden. After one year in the garden the slats have cracked and started to fall apart. I'm not going to have to replace the composter with somethng more sturdy.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Urban composting

      By Roxanne

      from Boston

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Capacity
      • Easy Assembly

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Simply Natural Compost Bin:

          I had my kids stain it with leftover deck stain to enhance durability I hope (an easy half hour doing the whole thing for the 2 of them). Looks even better, now for urban composting in a smallish yard where it is easily visible.
          Capacity is as expected; about all we can handle here in a city.
          I agree that the wood is not the sturdiest I've seen, but, it's looking to last a good few years. Overall happy with the purchase/worth it, esp. give what was available at the local big box home store for about the same price.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Attractive for urban garden

          By PatWagnerDenver

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Capacity
          • Composts Quickly
          • Easy Assembly

          Cons

          • Flimsy

          Best Uses

          • Fertilizer Production
          • Kitchen Scraps
          • Leaves & Brush

          Comments about Simply Natural Compost Bin:

          We have purchased three of these. They are nice-looking and easy to use. Our only problem is that is easy for the top slats to be broken from the usual accidents that can happen in a garden, such as bumping with a tool.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great product! Easy to build and use.

          By Laura

          from Mount Rainier, MD

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Capacity
          • Easy Assembly
          • Odor Free

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Coffee Grounds
            • Fruit Rinds
            • Kitchen Scraps
            • Leaves & Brush

            Comments about Simply Natural Compost Bin:

            We bought this as a second composter so that we can rotate use with another. It was super easy to build, and holds a lot. Also, it looks good in the yard, and the dog can't get into it.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Well designed and easy to build!

            By Spiderman

            from Broomall, PA

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Capacity
            • Easy Assembly

            Cons

            • Should provide cover

            Best Uses

            • Coffee Grounds
            • Ecological Waste Disposal
            • Fruit Rinds
            • Kitchen Scraps
            • Leaves & Brush

            Comments about Simply Natural Compost Bin:

            Although this appears to be well-designed and is certainly easy to construct, for the price there should be a matching cover provided.

            The page of information on composting that is on the back side of the instructions is helpful!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Even better than anticipated!

            By Mickey the gardener

            from Scottsdale, AZ

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Capacity
            • Composts Quickly
            • Easy Assembly
            • Odor Free

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Coffee Grounds
              • Ecological Waste Disposal
              • Fertilizer Production
              • Fruit Rinds
              • Kitchen Scraps
              • Leaves & Brush

              Comments about Simply Natural Compost Bin:

              My old black plastic composer (provided by my city) had broken so I treated myself to this wooden one. I am very happy with it! It hwicks twice what the old one did, is prettier, makes it easier on my back and composts faster. It's the best!

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              So far so good!!

              By Ruth

              from The South

              About Me Getting Started

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Capacity
              • Easy Assembly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Simply Natural Compost Bin:

                  We filled all 3 bins. So far so good...

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Didn't last one season

                  By Peg

                  from Connecticut

                  Pros

                  • Attractive
                  • Easy Assembly

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Simply Natural Compost Bin:

                    This went together easily and looks great. The first time I dismantled it to turn the compost, however, many of the boards split down the length. I called and got replacement boards (gardeners supply was helpful), but the same thing happened again.

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