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It took some ingenious gardeners in New Zealand to devise the Earthmaker™ Composter, an efficient, gravity-fed
composting system. Kitchen scraps and garden waste start in the top chamber of this compost system, where beneficial fungi
and bacteria handle the initial stages of decomposition. After 3 to 5 weeks, slide out the panel and let the contents move down
into the cooler, second chamber. After another 3 to 5 weeks, guide the finished compost into the lower chamber where it matures and can be easily removed for use in your garden.
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
ok. not perfect
from Colorado Springs, CO
About Me Avid Gardener
Comments about Earthmaker™ Composter:
We have had this compositor for 3 years now. I am looking at getting a dual-batch composter as this one is VERY slow. I bought it because of the aerating system which I thought was a good idea. However the different levels get jammed up and it doesn't really start breaking down until it reaches the bottom. The levels also don't seem to help it "cook", they seem to keep it cooler. We live in Colorado and the sun weakened the top cover and it broke, which was no big deal because I leave it open to get rain and sprinkler water anyway. The bottom gate no longer stays shut, it keeps falling off the frame. It was very easy to put together, but in the long run the design isn't all that great.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
from Australia/New York
About Me Master Gardener
had it for 4 yrs,keep worms in it which works well, good variety of dry and wet keeps it processing well without smell.Positioned in part sun. A lot goes in and little comes out but is great stuff. Comes apart easily when moving. Keep several covered bins next to it for shredded paper etc to mix in alternatively.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
By Holly B
from Blair, NE
The design does not work; pre-composted material does not degrade, it almost immediately falls down to the next level and ultimately to the bottom. There is not adequate container volume to compost.It is impossible to turn the compost in the middle section manually.A real wasted investment. For over $300, I expected a composter that would excel. This one does not even work. I previously used an Earth Machine, which I bought for $25 at an urban community gardening center. It was far superior. Unfortunately, I moved across country and was not able to take it with me.
This product works as advertised.
By Dirt Queen
from Lakewood, WA
It makes wonderful wormy soil and holds a good amout of garden waste.
took a while, but....
By GARDENER E
from Lakeside, Michigan
Wasn't sure at first, slow to get started, but now we are on a roll. Amazing how much goes in, and how little comes out. My compost is beautiful and sweet. Do not put in corn cobs or twigs unless they are chopped. We are very satisfied. Our friends who have to turn their compost bins are jealous of our bin. COMPOSTING IS A S-L-O-W PROCESS. BE PATIENT!
Can't wait to see the black gold
By Suzy's Garden Spaces
from Rochester, NY
About Me Professional Landscaper
This is a really nice looking composter. How to compost for beginners! Directions could be more clear on assembly and some of it requires a friend to help. Great value for a long term purchase.
By bedpan 84
from Ogdensburg<New York
I have this where the sun is for part of the day(4-5 hours) and have noted,yesterday, that there was a strong oder while I was outside near it. I may have put it in the wrong place and that maybe the probem. I also add kitchen waste to it every few days and don't give it time to composte.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Easy to use and looks great too!
By A happy composter
from Newtown Square, PA
I chose this instead of the tumbler because I thought it was more attractive. I am still only using the top section as I haven't had it that long. So, we will have to see how it composts... but so far, it is very easy to use (my 7 year old puts the kitchen scraps in) and looks great.
eath maker composter
from Ogdensbur,New York
I was very interest in this and I have composted before. THe area I have it gives sun for part of the day but composting you do need sun to help "cook" the product. I haven't added a lot of things yet and I noted it dosn't use a lot of water. will continue to moniter the product and hope it will work better at the second stage.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Do not buy this!
Mine is at the dump! After 1 1/2 years of adding solutions and tring to turn the compost it wasn't even as good as a pile in the yard, that would decompose faster.
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