Mantis Back Porch Compost Tumbler CT08001 The Back Porch ComposTumbler was developed for garden composting. If you have a city property or a very small garden, this little composter was designed just for you. The frame includes two wheels so you can take the compost right to your flower beds and garden areas. You can add to it each day for continuous composting.
HOLDS UP TO 140 LITRES OF MATERIALS
to make plenty of compost for smaller gardens and flower boxes.
let you grip the drum to turn it.
AERATOR/DRAINAGE UNIT ON THE BOTTOM COMBINED WITH SCREENED VENTS ON EACH SIDE
allow the proper air intake and the release of excess moisture, without spilled compost.
INSULATED HIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE DRUM
lets you compost in cooler weather.
let you take the compost directly to your flower beds and garden areas.
Holds up to 140 Litres for composting; almost two 75 litre garden refuse bags of material
37?/94cm H x 31?/79cm W x 26?/66cm D
7? / 18cm off the ground
Double-wall, high density polyethylene with insulating air cell
Polyester powder-coated black steel tubing, with two wheels
Aerator/Drainage unit on the bottom
Screened vents on each side
Indented grooves on drum allow grip for turning
TIME TO FINISH COMPOST
Finished compost in 4 to 6 weeks*
* Compost times depend on ambient temperature and combination of materials being composted.
Some assembly is required
Be sure the mix of ingredients you put in your tumbler contains wastes high in nitrogen and carbon for a good balance.
Do not attempt to make compost using any products that have been treated with chemical fertilizers or pest control products.
If you have bulky items to compost, such as corn cobs, melon rinds, and shrub clippings, be sure to run them through a shredder or chop up the material into smaller pieces before putting them your tumbler. Larger items take longer to break down.
WHAT YOU CAN COMPOST
You can add almost any organic material to your compost, and in small quantities youre unlikely to upset the balance of greens and browns. We give you a free guide to composting with your new Mantis ComposTumbler.
Benefits of Composting
Compost makes hard clay soil more airy so it drains better and provides a healthier base for roots of plants.
Your own home-made compost is completely safe and natural. It will not harm kids, pets, or the environment.
Compost builds humus in your soil and improves soil structure, texture, fertility, drainage, and aeration.
Compost is a mega-boost for plants. They grow bigger, produce bigger yields, and more beautiful flowers.
Compost makes your plants more resistant to disease.
Compost bulks-up thin, sandy soil, giving it more substance and texture to support hardy root growth.
Making compost is a great way to recycle. Instead of sending kitchen and garden wastes to the landfill, turning them into compost recycles them back into natures environment as a high-powered natural fertilizer.
Use compost to top-dress new and existing lawns for thicker, healthier grass. On a newly seeded lawn, spread a thin layer of compost as top dressing. For an existing lawn, aerate first then spread the compost.