Super Hot® Compost Starter

Super Hot® Compost Starter

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Exclusive | New and Improved Compost Starter!

  • Revs up your compost pile with nitrogen and beneficial microorganisms
  • Easy to use; just blend into pile, add water, aerate twice a week
  • Treats eight bushels of compost materials

We've reformulated our Super Hot® Compost Starter to give you even better results from your compost pile. The high-energy blend of nitrogen-rich ingredients and hungry microorganisms produces finished compost in record time. Comes in a handy, re-sealable bag.

All Natural
  • Contains blood meal, bone char, alfalfa meal, kelp meal, pasteurized poultry litter, natural nitrate of soda, feather meal, and peanut meal
  • 7-lb. resealable bag
  • Activates 8 bushels (approx. 10 cubic feet) of compost materials
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive

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Super Hot® Compost Starter
 
4.5

(based on 169 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Composts quickly (139)
  • Odor free (79)
  • EASY to use (12)
  • Capacity (9)
  • Attractive (5)

Cons

  • Pervasive odor (3)

Best Uses

  • Kitchen scraps (98)
  • Leaves & brush (92)
  • Coffee grounds (75)
  • Fruit rinds (75)
  • Fertilizer production (59)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (118), Getting started (31), Master gardener (15)

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5.0

This compost starter works great!

By Jay

from Harrisburg, PA

About Me Getting Started

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Composts Quickly
  • It does the job

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fertilizer Production
    • Fruit Rinds
    • Kitchen Scraps
    • Leaves & Brush

    Comments about Super Hot® Compost Starter:

    This certainly does the job and gets the composting going.

     
    5.0

    First Time User

    By Linda, the new Compost Master

    from Colebrook, NH

    About Me Master Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Composts Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Super Hot® Compost Starter:

        In June I followed Gardener's Supply article "Successful Composting Made Easy" (read it more than several times). I added Super Hot Compost Starter, checked the new thermometer temperatures, got it to 140 degrees and ended up with compost just this week. Very excited about it.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        good product

        By happy camper

        from Commerce Michigan

        About Me Getting Started

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Composts Quickly
        • Odor Free

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Kitchen Scraps

          Comments about Super Hot® Compost Starter:

          As a first time composter I was uncertain what to expect from this product. I have a tumbler style composter and am using kitchen vegetable scraps. The product is great, no smell and my scraps are breaking down fast. So far so good. Hope before summers end I can harvest a nice amount of compost to add back to my raised beds.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I would buy this product again and again

          By Cowboy

          from Arago Oregon

          About Me Master Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Composts Quickly
          • Odor Free

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Ecological Waste Disposal
            • Fertilizer Production
            • Kitchen Scraps

            Comments about Super Hot® Compost Starter:

            We use it each time we add something to the compost pile

             
            4.0

            Show Starter

            By Alcomason

            from Hesperia, CA

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • EASY to use
            • Gets The Compost Going

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Super Hot® Compost Starter:

              I pour some of the starter into my composter at the beginning and when it needs a kick. I've tried composting with other products but with no luck. This seems to get it going like it needs to go.

               
              4.0

              started slowly last year

              By BsNana

              from New England

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Composts Quickly
              • Odor Free

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Super Hot® Compost Starter:

                Was a slow to get cooking last year with this product, but this year my compost is going great guns.

                 
                5.0

                Works Like A Charm!

                By Naturequeen

                from Beverly Hills, FL

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Composts Quickly
                • Odor Free

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Super Hot® Compost Starter:

                  I layer the product in my compost bins and it really helps the piles of dry and wet matter heat up in a hurry. I have been using the compost start for many years.

                   
                  5.0

                  Hot! Hot! Hot!

                  By JanaP

                  from Forked River, NJ

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • EASY to use
                  • Good Directions
                  • No odor
                  • Odor Free
                  • Zip Top Bag

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Super Hot® Compost Starter:

                      I added this to the first batch of leaves, grass clippings and kitchen scraps in our new Dual Batch Compost Tumbler. It got things going in just a few days. I continue to add a cup or so every few weeks as I add additional material to the tumbler. I love the fact that the next day I can feel the heat coming from the bin. Especially good for me as I'm never sure if I have a good mix of ingredients. This product takes away some of the guess work and gets my tumbler "cooking"!

                       
                      5.0

                      Love this stuff!

                      By Linda in the garden

                      from Evanston, IL

                      About Me Avid Gardener

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Heats Up The Compost Bin

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Super Hot® Compost Starter:

                          This product is easy to use and heats up the compost beautifully.

                           
                          5.0

                          WOW

                          By ConsiderThis

                          from Santa Fe, New Mexico

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Comments about Super Hot® Compost Starter:

                          I have several indoor compost containers during the winter ~ in part I use them to help keep my room temperature slightly higher... I heat with candles, so every little bit of background heat helps.

                          But, come spring my compost is often not entirely composted, most likely due to my room's cold overpowering the compost's heating up capacity.

                          Super Hot Compost Starter completely COMPLETELY changed all that. I got the most beautiful compost, everything composted. And, I didn't use all that much.

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