If growing wheat grass it is a good idea to put the lift pin in place and leave it there during the propagation process otherwise it is tricky to find the holes when the wheat grass has grown over 3cm tall. It will not hold the weight of the lid full of soil all by itself so you need to raise the lid on one side and then grab it with your other hand to support the weight of the lid which is generally full of soil and or little seedlings if you are propagating.
I find it handy to help unlock and lift the lid even if not propagating, as I often have slippery gloves on from digging around inside my Compots to show you what is going on inside them. In most circumstances you will not have slippery gloves on unless you are like me and go digging to see what is happening and if your Soldier Flies are hiding under the top layer of waste where they are protected from the light, wind and rain.
People with arthritis may benefit from this tool. It gives them something to hold rather than trying to grab and twist the lid. Even if you aren’t propagating it really does make it easy to lift the lid up and out of the base of the Compot.
There is not much more to it than that. Very simple handy tool and everyone gets one as a complimentary gift with every order.
Articles coming soon
How to use (coming soon)
Growing seeds with the Compot Top (coming soon)
Growing wheatgrass with the Compot Top (coming soon)