Ask Flora: Compost Turning in a Garbage Can

Ask Flora: Compost Turning in a Garbage Can

 Dear Flora-

I need an easy way to stir compost. Right now I have it in a big plastic garbage can and it is too hard to turn. Any ideas?

~Compost Canning

Dear Compost Canning-

You have set yourself up for a hard job. Other than finding a very secure lid and rolling the can around the yard fifty times or digging in with a shovel (PU), it will be hard to turn your compost. I would recommend that you invest in a compost barrel with a turning system. It is well worth the investment when all you have to do is add some water and crank a handle. And it may save your back, as well.

~Flora

Dear Flora-

I can’t wait for the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in February. When will the speaker list be available?

~Show Hottie

Dear um…Hot for the Show-

Soon! The team at the Garden Show is working incredibly hard right now to bring you the best of the best! Sign up here to be emailed when the speaker schedule is listed. For those who are wondering, the Northwest Flower and Garden Show is in Seattle every year (at the BEAUTIFUL Washington State Convention Center), and is the third largest Garden Show in North America! That’s quite the feather in a cap. The great thing is, the ticket prices are SO LOW for what you get. I’m talking free seminars with the experts and garden celebs (Ciscoe Morris is a hoot), plants galore and education extraordinaire. The show gardens are an incredible treat. Mingling with the best in the business is fun, as well. Last year they even had a Women’s Fitness Pavilion where we got free bone density scans, blood sugar monitoring, etc. Hope to see you at the show, which runs February 18-22, 2009.

~Flora

2 Comments
  • Steve
    Posted at 13:58h, 21 November Reply

    Hi Flora,

    The answer to the turning of your compost bin is to never have to do it again! That’s right NEVER! Check http://www.o2compost.com for all of the details. O2 is based in the Seattle area and even has a bn at the White House in D.C. Just remember, Aerated static piles/bins!

    Thanks

    Steve

  • Steve
    Posted at 14:00h, 21 November Reply

    Hi Flora,

    Tha solution to turning your compsot pile is to never have to do it again! Check out http://www.o2compost.com for details. Just remember Aerated compost plies/bins. We even have a bin at the White House in D.C.

    Thanks

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