I review these products during tasks I personally carry out within my garden on a regular basis. Using the right product or tool for the job makes the difference of doing it the easy way or the hard way, so I really value a product which can make my life easier.

I am hoping that garden related companies will send me ‘products’ to test and evaluate. However I must stress that I will not be anything but fair and make no promises to these companies other than to tell the truth. Many of the products here are what I have already purchased for my own gardening use and are happy with.
You may ask, what are your qualifications? Well Judy and I opened our garden through the ‘Australia's Open Gardens’ for
10 years. We now open to support a specific charity.
We had our 18th Open Garden in 2019.
We won Gardening Australia’s 2009 ‘Golden Trowel’, have appeared on the ‘Garden Guru’s and ‘Gardening Australia’ twice and on various other television shows. We have given over 200 presentations to garden clubs on Sub tropical gardening and open our garden for bus tours. What is more important is that we have learnt from our gardening mistakes.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Composting made easy

What a great little piece of equipment this 'Compost Mate' is.
I have had one for several years and it is used all the time as I have three large areas where I compost all garden waste.

It works like an over sized corkscrew, just a few turns then lift and your heap gets turned over and air get into the heap and of course accelerates the composting process.
Reln Industries make them and you can purchase them from any large hardware store for about $25 dollars.
They are well made and should last you a lifetime.
We open our garden every November through the 'Open Garden Scheme' and as part of the weekend we run a raffle to help a local charity.
In the nine openings we have had we have raised almost $20,000, all which has gone to charity.
Reln Industries have supported us by providing some nice prizes and we do appreciate their generosity.
They are a good company and we are happy to support them through this blog, plus the product is good.

1 comment:

  1. That's a pretty cool little tool for turning compost.

    Although if someone is really lazy a Tumbling Composter is even easier.

    I guess it depends on how much space and energy you have :)