What can be composted?
Composting is pretty simple as long as you know a few basic principles. For best results you should try for equal weights of green and brown materials. Well, just about anything. here is a quick list of composting do’s and don’ts to use with your new composter.
Green items add nitrogen and include: grass clippings, leaves, weeds, garden debris, coffee grounds, manure from plant eaters, fur, hair, natural fibers, feathers and food scraps.
Brown items add carbon and include: grass clippings, leaves, weeds, garden debris. The difference from those above? The are green items if you put them in your compost pile when they are fresh and brown items when you put them in and they have dried. Other brown items are – small brush &twigs, sawdust, wood chips, hay, paper and cardboard.
Items NOT to put in a compost pile include: meat, bones, fat, dairy, cooking & salad oil, pet or human waste, diseased plants, sawdust from treated wood, persistent weeds and thorny branches.
The Prepared Bloggers are at it again, bringing you a fantastic chance to win a fabulous prize! **Said in my best Bob Barker voice** 🙂 This week we’re giving you a chance to win this Jora Drum-style composter, valued at $319.00! You can view more details about the composter HERE at Eartheasy.com.
Eartheasy has graciously provided this composter as a prize so that YOU can get a jump start on your gardening this season! The Jora JK125 composter features a rodent-proof, rust-free, galvanized steel exterior, an insulated interior which makes it great for all climate types, and the ease of rotating your compost style with a twist of the drum to aerate your compost mixture quickly and easily. This particular composter holds 4.5 cubic feet (or 33 gallons) of compost material, and has dual chambers so you can use some and add more to a new pile as you go!
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// The Busy B Homemaker // Homestead Lady
// Little Blog on the Homestead // Game & Garden
// Pioneering Today // Fabulous Farm Girl
// Living Life in Rural Iowa // Blue Yonder Farms
// Frugal Mama and the Sprout // Home Ready Home
// Pasture Deficit Disorder // The Rural Economist
// The Prepper Journal // Food Storage and Survival
// Simply Living Simply // Pint Size Farm
// Prepared Housewives // Preparedness Mama
// Beyond Off Grid // Ready Nutrition
Terms and Conditions
This Jora JK125 Composter Giveaway is sponsored by Eartheasy.com, and is open to any resident who is 18 years of age or older who lives in one of the 48 US Contiguous States.
This giveaway starts on Sunday, March 8th at 6:00 am (CST) and ends on Saturday, March 14th, 2014 at 11:59pm (CST).
The winner will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond. If we do not hear back from said winner in the designated time period of 24 hours we will choose another winner and they will have 24 hours to respond from the time the notification email is sent. Please check your SPAM email folders.
Good luck to everyone!
Awesome giveaway. I’ve been seriously wanting one of these for the longest time. My neighbor has one and it’s incredible how fast he can turn out compost.
Great opportunity, I’m currently using a metal trash can we drilled holes in. It works ok but the would be so much nicer
Thank you for this give away. My sister would love this
Amanda D says
Oh, this giveaway has me excited. To think, I woke up and this was the first post on my FB page! I tried the DIY trashcan composter, but that was a fail. No waste though, the hole-y creation is being repurposed into a potato growing bin this year. Thank you for the opportunity!
Alicia Andrus says
Thanks for this awesome giveaway!
Thank you for the giveaway!
RD HUTCHINGS says
love it, thanx to all
MATTHEW FLOWERS says
Thank you for sponsoring the composter giveaway!
Lynn P. says
Thanks for all the giveaways!
Dee Fedor says
I have wanted one of these for quite a while! Right now I use the trench method!
I like to trench compost too Dee, but it takes a season before you can plant the area and I’m gardening an a small space right now. Good luck with the giveaway.
Always nice to see these giveaways. Thanks!
I’ve been looking into getting a composter. This would be great!
Amanda Scott says
Amazing opportunity!! This would be a blessing!! Thank you!
Chris O says
Thanks for the giveaway. This would be so much nicer than the 5 gallon buckets I currently use.
Beth Irving says
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
Thank you for such a nice giveaway
This is a great composter!!Maybe it will work better than my wooden crate! Thanks to ALL of you for this great give away—-NOW, will it make my broccoli grow this year?? 🙂
Hi Alecia, I’ve used buckets in the past too. The best homemade composter I ever made was from a Rubbermade container with a lid. Drill some holes all around. It works in a pinch.
Melissa K. says
Thank you for this giveaway. We don’t have a good way to compost right now and I hate seeing all the scraps go in the garbage.
Leann L says
Thank you so much for this fantastic giveaway!
Austin Baroudi says
Thanks so much for the chance!
tenaya fuentes says
thanks for the awesome giveaway!!:)
Crystal Rose says
Thanks for the great giveaway!
Mary Mitchell says
Thank-you for an awesome website and a fabulous giveaway! I appreciate you!
Linda Filler says
Thank you for helping sponsor a composer. I need one.
Marsha Atkinson says
Thanks so much for your sponsorship of this wonderful prize. Giddy with anticipation of winning.
thank you for the opportunity to win