As Amy has noted, the Garden Rant bloggers have become increasingly inundated by unsolicited offers from various companies that make garden-related stuff. (I’m sure you all remember the Sloggers.)
We try to ignore a lot of this. But sometimes it’s hard to resist, as pure as we’d like to be. We do promise to be totally honest about the stuff we do get—maybe our comments on certain products might even help our fellow consumers.
So far, I have received the following:
This scary thing arrived on our doorstep a few weeks ago. It has been unwrapped, assembled and now resides in the basement, until good weather. Reeling in shock that this is my first composter? Well, keep in mind that I have a small, urban space, totally devoted to decorative gardening, and largely covered in pavement. Also, there have been comments made by the other household member, who holds exaggerated views on what composting will look and smell like if allowed to take place. He was also taken aback by the size of this equipment, remarking “When you’re feeding it make sure not to put your hand too close to the opening. You don’t want it to get a taste for human flesh.”
But after promising that there would be no unpleasant sights or smells, and that nobody would even suspect the composter was present, I have the go-ahead to try this out. Maybe there are some beginning compost-makers out there who will benefit from my newbie experience. Stay tuned!
BTW, I’m with Amy on nixing anything gas-powered. But I will be trying out some small, electric-powered devices, which I’ll be posting about.