One bad experience can put people off composting for life.
Something we hear a lot is – we had a composter for years but it just sat there doing nothing.
This was the experience of Adam and Hayley. After a few attempts, despite their best efforts, they kept encountering the same problem – very slow breakdown of waste materials with hardly any compost produced.
But they were still keen to have another go, this time using a Green Johanna for the first time.
We’ll follow Adam and Hayley’s progress and answer any questions as they arise.
Getting their Green Johanna up and running, Adam and Hayley found:
- Instructions were easy to follow.
- They were able to assemble and set up the composter in an hour.
- The instruction manual was handy for answering questions.
- They were able to get started without any issues.
- Assembling the Johanna in sections meant it was easy to move around to choose a spot in the garden compared to the pre-built composters they had tried in the past.
Handily, a tree in their garden had fallen down in the wind so they had a ready store of twigs and branches to use as the foundation base in the bottom of the bin to provide airflow and drainage. This stage only took about 10 minutes to sort out.
Despite their earlier disappointing composting experiences, the couple are keen to try again because of the many benefits home composting brings – both to the environment and to the user.
Adam said: ‘I’m really excited to continue to use the Johanna and get some compost.’
We’ll report back on Adam and Hayley’s progress.
Outside the box: Setting up, helped – or rather watched – by Archie the amazing Shihpoo.
Choosing the spot – base in place.
Getting the sections in line.
Adding twigs to create a foundation for drainage and airflow.
Jacket on and good to go!