Rated 3.6 out of 5Â by 9
Rated 5 out of 5Â by MeCzech It works!
Because my lawn mower has mulching blade, I had no grass clippings to compost. I waited for some fallen leafs, then for warmer weather-both came thru on Nov 15. I have old pile of compost with harder stems on top. Those were not composted yet. I have spread over those stems layer of leafs, over leafs I tossed 2 cups of compost starter, over I tossed my kitchen scraps from vegetables, crushed egg shells and used coffee grinds. Followed a thin layer of leafs, topped with composted horse manure I still had in the bag since last fall. I topped all that with remaining leafs, and sprayed plenty of water over. Maybe a week after we were hit by cold weather with few freezing nights. Then few days were warmer, and cold and freezing nights again. Because of so crazy weather pattern I expected that all composting process takes longer time. Last week temperatures are running between 36 F and 17 F. Today, almost after 4 weeks since I started I went to check the compost pile and I could see, that bacteria did some job during probably the first warmer week; the vegetable and fine parts were composted, some leafs were partially composted-means: compost starter worked. But unfortunately, extremely low temperatures stopped all processing. Rest of composting has to wait until the spring.
December 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by BambooTho Great start for my composting needs
New home, new garden, new compost pile! Since I have to start a new pile for my peelings and other organic matter I decided to use this product to help speed up the composting process. It's been a few months since I began and after several turns of my pitchfork I seem to have some nice compost to spread on the garden. I've had composts in the past that took a long time to break down, but this time I can use it much sooner than before. I'd like to believe that this product helped speed up the process so I will definitely use it again!
September 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by farmgirl95602 Impressed
I have 6 compost bins in my backyard an have used many different compost starters over many years. This is the quickest one I have ever used. By the time I have cleaned up all the weeds (about a month's time), I have 3 or 4 of the bins (4ft x 4ft x 4ft) filled to the top with compost starter laced in-between the layers of weeds. This year I put Jobe's on 2 filled bins and in 2 weeks they were half full (composted down). The remaining weeds went on top of the now half filled bins along with another application of the compost starter. That means that I only have to turn 2 bins this year.
I use this good rich compost to start my vegetables inside in the spring and to replant them in the garden and to plant new bushes. Looks like I'm not going to have to wait until spring for this year's batch of compost to be ready.
May 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Tarzan321 Compost starter
It is what it is. It takes scraps and turns it into compost, which it does.
August 5, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Bucky A do nothing product
I purchased the Compost Starter at the same time as the Composter. As it turns out both of them are a total waste of money. I followed directions for both of them and neither of them works. Before purchasing them I read the reviews, and other than a few people having problems putting the composter together, everybody raved about these products.
July 22, 2014