It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that a council supplied and heavily subsidised Dalek compost bin is an excellent little back yard composter.***
But is it as efficient and effective at composting as a worm bin?
Enquiring minds want to know!
Earlier today, I took two standard sized bananas:
And after eating the contents:
Proceeded to add one of the skins to the Dalek:
Which was showing a respectable 40 Degree C:
And added the other banana skin to one of my home made Two Minute £5 worm bins:
Which was showing a comfortable (for the worms!) temperature of 15 Degree C: It looks like it’s reading 17 degree C but that’s due to the angle the photo was taken at.
I buried the banana skin about 12cm down in the bin:
And now we watch and wait!
I placed these banana skins in situ on a lovely sunny day on the 6th June 2013.
I’ll take a photograph of each skin every week and publish it here, documenting the progress of each bin – until a clear winner emerges.
Release the Microbes and let the games begin!!!!!!!
(with thank’s once again to the superdooper photographer Sorcha for her patience and skill in taking such great pics)
*** I received a Blackwall 220 litre composter from this company some years ago for the sum of … wait for it …. four, yes that’s four, of your finest British pounds!!! Four quid – can you Adam N’ Eve it!!!!
£4 because they are hooked up with my local council and provide heavily subsidised composters to residents of the borough.
I am not now, nor have I ever been, in any way, shape or form associated with this company nor do I know anybody who is. I am highlighting them here because of my experience with them which is very positive.
If you haven’t got the space, time or inclination to make a compost bin of your own – which I am all in favour of and would prefer – using recycled materials – then at least go to their website and simply enter your postcode and find out if they’re partnering with your local council and grab yourself a bargin. With a price like that, you really have no excuse not to be doing some back yard composting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!