The best composters of the year so that your garden blooms like never before

Sustainability and caring for the environment are very important aspects today and, therefore, composting is a practice that is increasingly widespread in homes.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
14 May 2024 Tuesday 16:30
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The best composters of the year so that your garden blooms like never before

Sustainability and caring for the environment are very important aspects today and, therefore, composting is a practice that is increasingly widespread in homes. This practice allows you to enrich the soil in your garden and, at the same time, helps you reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. Therefore, if you have a house with a garden and want to commit to recycling, below we will show you the best composters that you can currently find on the market. Suitable for gardens, we tell you their characteristics and everything you need to know about composting.

Composting is the natural process of decomposing organic waste, which ends up becoming a nutrient-rich fertilizer. It usually takes about 5 or 6 months, and you must remove the compost from time to time. Once you have the fertilizer, you can use it in your garden to improve the quality of the soil, to help the growth of your plants and, best of all, use much less chemical fertilizers.

•Reduce waste: as we have already mentioned, if you carry out this sustainable practice, you will reduce the amount of garbage that you end up sending to the landfill.

•Enriches the soil: composting allows you to obtain an organic fertilizer rich in nutrients that clearly improves the structure of the soil and increases its water and nutrient retention capacity.

•Resource savings: if you compost, you will obtain fertilizer for your garden, so you will not need to buy as many chemical fertilizers and other synthetic products that you used until now.

•Promotes biodiversity: composting promotes biodiversity in the soil and promotes the health of local ecosystems, which means that it will provide additional benefits and will surely improve the health of your plants.

This product is made of stable and durable recycled plastic. The Vounot organic composter is characterized by its high heat development inside, which means rapid composting of organic kitchen and garden waste thanks to air circulation. It has an opening at the bottom of the composter used to remove fresh compost. Its capacity is 300 liters and its dimensions: 58 x 58 x 80 cm.

The Deuba organic composter allows you to produce your own humus. Due to its special construction and dark color, a higher temperature is achieved inside than with other composters. The heat and multiple ventilation slots it has achieve faster bacterial decomposition. It is very easy to assemble thanks to its clip system and at the bottom of the composter there is a flap to make removing the fertilizer easier. Its capacity is 800L. Measurements: 135x72x83 cm

This drum composter works with a rotating system and its 4 aeration valves reduce composting time to 2 months (6 months is usual). It is a completely closed container and thus bad odors, insects and rodents are avoided. It has a large opening that makes it easy for you to collect solid compost and one of the great advantages of this product is that it has a liquid compost tank with a hose so you can apply it directly and water the plants in your garden with this natural fertilizer. It has a capacity of 100 L and measures: 34 x 57.5 x 57.5 cm.

If you want to go for a vermicomposter, the one from Worm Café is one of the best sellers on Amazon. It is practical and compact, so it won't take up much space in your garden. It will allow you to create your own natural fertilizer with earthworms, you just have to mix them with the organic waste you generate at home. It has 3 trays of 32 liters each, a measurement that is indicated for a household of 6 people. You can place it inside the house, on the balcony or in your garden. The package contains: 1kg of worms, a lid, three trays, a tap, a liquid collection container, four legs, a hemp mat and a coconut block for the starter litter.

The Outsunny composter differs because it has two chambers, which allows you, while compost is being produced on one side, to add new ingredients to the other side at the same time. The fact that it has a 360° rotating drum allows you to have your hands free, and you can mix more efficiently and effectively. It has a capacity of 160 L and its dimensions are: 71 x 64 x 96 cm.

This Mobiclinic composter helps save water since its container retains moisture in the soil. Among its strong points is that it maintains heat very well, which means that compost is generated faster. Its structure is very easy to assemble, no tools are needed. You just have to add the waste, moisten it and wait for it to compost. It has a capacity of 300 liters and its measurements are: 14 x 60 x 82 cm.

There are some factors that you should take into account when purchasing a composter. They are the following:

The space available at home: if you have a large garden, this aspect will become secondary and you will be able to focus more on other features. But if this is not the case, take a good look at the type of composter that may be suitable for your home. If you don't have much space in the garden, choose a vermicomposter. If you don't have a garden, a kitchen composter is your choice.

The amount of waste you want to generate: this point is quite closely linked to the first. Because the more waste you want to generate, the larger the composter should be. If you have space and want to generate large volumes of waste, the most suitable option is a drum or garden composter with a large capacity.

The type of compost you want to make: if you are looking to make high-quality compost, the one you get with vermicomposters is, without a doubt, the best option.