Tumbleweed Pet Poo Converter Specs:
- Constructed of UV treated High Impact Polypropylene Hardened Plastic
- Upper box with perforated floor and lid
- Lower tray with drain spout
- Dimensions: Length 21.5" x Width 13.5" x Height 13"
- Weight: 10lbs
- Handles, on average, the droppings of two medium dogs.
Composting FAQ's ::
The Tumbleweed Compost Maker is the best batch type compost maker we have found. Here are some common FAQ's about composting:
Q. What is the difference between mulch and compost?
A. Only the degree of decomposition. Mulch contains partially broken down
ingredients and the breakdown of materials is not yet completed. Compost is the final stage of decomposition and is homogenous and looks like a rich brown soil.
Q. Why mulch instead of compost?
A. Most gardeners want mulch not compost (soil) Mulch is simply added on
top of the garden bed in a thick layer 10 - 30 cms. deep. This helps to
retain the moisture in the soil and protect the surface roots of the
plants. It discourages weed growth and is a source of food to attract
Q. Why is my compost lumpy?
A. This usually happens when the bin has not been turned often enough.
Tumble the bin every two or three days. As the contents fall from top
to bottom they hit the breaker bar across the middle which helps to
break up lumps. Remedy the problem by adding shredded newspaper or empty the bin and dig into the garden and start again.
Q. Why is my compost wet and heavy?
A. Vegetable scraps have a high proportion of water. If you have used more
than about 25% in proportion to grass cuttings, this may be the
problem. Fix it by adding shredded newspaper. Alternatively empty the
bin and dig it into your garden and start again.
Q. Why does my compost smell?
A. A foul smell indicates that anaerobic decomposition (without oxygen)is
taking place. It can be caused by not tumbling sufficiently and
aerating the ingredients. Or it may be due to too much moisture (see
previous question) or it may be a combination of both. In some cases it
may be due to not putting the compost bin in a sunny position. Heat is
an important part of the decomposition process. The only remedy is to
empty the contents and start again.
Q. Why is my compost hot?
A. This is not a problem. Heat is required for decomposition and it indicates that your compost is "cooking" beautifully!
- Tumbleweed Composters come with a 1 year warranty.
Shipping Info ::
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