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Portable Composter Propagator Tops
Compot & Propagator x 3
3 x Lift Pin (Complimentary)
3 x Compot Bases – Green Virgin material
3 x Compot Lids – Green Virgin material
3 x Propagator Tops
12 x Metal Stakes
1 x Instructions
Portable Composter Propagator Tops are definitely suited to the avid gardener who has time on his hands to grow his own veggies and compost. Plant them around your garden and rotate filling them or put them in raised garden beds or a chicken pen. Having three is a great way to compare what works best in what part of the garden hence you can plan better for better crop production.
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All care is taken to produce a quality product that will work for you all day every day giving you many years of satisfaction, as well as naturally fertilizing your garden, reducing council waste and therefore reducing methane greenhouse gas emissions.
Please see our returns and refunds policy if you are not satisfied with your purchase but please call us first. It is very rare for the Compot not to work and you might just need a little extra information.
Compot Height: 23cm
Compot Diameter: 24cm
Lid Height: 4cm
Lid Diameter: 23cm outer; 19.5cm inner
Combined Height: 26cm
Capacity: 10 litres per pot
Depth of hole to dig: 23cm
Compot Top Height: 21cm
Compot Top Width: 21.5cm to 23cm
Stakes – Length: 11cm Width: 2.5cm
Lift Pin Length: 10cm Tab: 2cm Circle: 4.5cm
Combined Pot and Top Height: 44cm
Box Dimensions for shipping: 26cm x 26cm x 35cm
Weight for shipping: 3kgs
Add 1 kg for each 1kg of garden products you might add to your order
The green eco-eze Compots are made from virgin plastic material that should last you roughly 10 years plus in the garden. There are no harmful chemicals in this material and it should not break if you stand on the lid. The lid will usually push into the pot rather than break. If you hit it with a rotary hoe (as one customer did) it will no doubt get chopped up. The lid is designed to take the weight of a 50 Kg child who might run across it. I personally have jumped on them and the lid usually just pushes inside the Compot Base. The product is guaranteed for 2 years under normal circumstances, but it should last much longer than 2 years so you get many valuable years of use out of your Compots.
The Compot Top is made of clear plastic with a small amount of UV stabilizer added. This means it will last for several years in your garden before it deteriorates. I have had one in the garden in the same spot every day for over 8 years now and it is still going strong. There is no reason why you won’t get 10 years of use out of it as you will most likely not have it in the sun every single day like I have done to test its endurance.
To post one Compot costs the same as three Compots (unless you live in Brisbane where the rates are generally less than most other areas) so consider the postage costs when you order to get the best value out of your post.
After 3 Compots it costs roughly the same to post up to 14 Compots depending on where you live. You can test different bundles for postage costs by entering your suburb details and requesting a quote. Just don’t follow through with the order. Try another bundle to compare postage costs, and then make your choice on the bundle you want. Or call us if you can’t work this out.
The updated website and shopping cart should automatically calculate any variations of products you add to your order and offer you the three cheapest options (one with signature required) so you can choose which option you prefer, be it courier or Australia Post. However, if this does not appear to happen then please call us (0467 006 529 / (07) 3358 3716) for a correct quote or continue to payment options. We will refund you any postage charges over and above what the real cost is when we calculate and book your order. So don’t be put off by the post.
If for any reason you feel the postage to your area is excessive (and sometimes it is to remote areas) please email us so we can work something out for you. The updated website will now give you Australia Post and courier costs, but this still may be excessive. So, contact us to see how we can help.
Click here for instructions on how to calculate postage with Australia post – if you want to check the postage rates
If you get no satisfaction with the post, then please call us or email us and see if we can’t help you get a better deal.
When can I propagate?Propagating can vary depending on the time of year, the temperature, the soil, the humidity etc. Hence a little knowledge about what grows in your area will bring you greater success with your propagator. Check with your local nursery of suitable plants to grow or do a little research on the net. I have had great success with everything I have grown so far but naturally, I've not tried everything there is to grow. And what works in my area may not work in your area so just keep experimenting and having some fun. Having the three Portable Composter Propagator Tops gives you more opportunity to experiment more and hence get better results. If you are growing wheatgrass you should never run out of wheatgrass because you will have enough tops to overlap the growing time. Definitely better if you are more than one person who loves wheatgrass juice each day as a nutrient booster. Alternately if you have chickens you can put one in your chicken pen and two in your garden to nourish and improve your soil while feeding your chickens at the same time. Or you can have two for your chickens and one for you. It’s up to you. There is no right way or wrong way.
Using the Top directly in the gardenYou don't necessarily need to use the propagator on top of the eco-eze Compot composter all the time. Plant them around your garden over new seedlings to protect your seedling from slugs and bugs that would normally harm your plants. This is common when you have plants that don't like being propagated in little pots and then transplanted into the ground. You have to plant them directly in the ground, cover them with the Top, and not move them. This is where the Top really comes in handy as there are not too many things on the market that aren't high enough to accommodate a growing plant. Plus it is harder to knock over if you are using the stakes to hold it in place. And it is easy to water your plants through the holes in the top where the gases escape also. Articles coming soon Propagating wheatgrass (coming soon) propagating seeds (coming soon) Composting in winter (coming soon) Composting and propagating in a chicken pen (coming soon) Feeding Soldier Fly Larvae to your chickens Black Soldier Flies and Animal Waste (coming soon) Shop eco-eze Compots Now Shop ABSeeds
Your eco-eze Compot composter is a clever, easy to use, in-ground, direct compost solution, designed to dispose of all your kitchen waste. It can be adapted to suit any size garden, either large or small. It is meant to make composting easy while nourishing your garden without the usual hard work that composting requires.
The design of the Compot allows you to fill it with all your kitchen waste including meat, citrus, onions, oil, dairy and basically anything biodegradable such as animal waste, without needing to chop it up into little pieces like you have to do with worm composting. And, you don’t have to keep digging holes, unless of course you want to move them around your garden every 6 months or so. That to me is too much work.
And all you have to do is keep topping it up or refilling it whenever you have any waste. There is no need to wait for everything to decompose. Just toss more waste on top of the old waste, lock on the lid and cover with anything but dirt or sugar cane mulch.
Simply…Fill… Forget… Refill.
Ideally, plant a few around your garden and rotate filling them. By the time you get back to the first one, it will be well and truly ready to take more of your waste.
Plus it is super easy to harvest soil if you want to use the soil for your potted plants.
Just let one rest for 4 to 6 weeks without topping it up and it will turn into beautiful rich composted soil that is easy to scoop out with your hand or a trowel.
If you don’t like filling them with everything from your kitchen you can choose to fill them with just “worm friendly” food only. It is slower with worms and you can’t compost everything. Only worm friendly waste. The choice is yours. Work out what works best for you.
Compot & Propagator x 3
How it works
We want to help you and make your life easier. So we compiled all the instructions on how to use our eco-eze compot. The detailed guide contains a few simple steps to install a Compot, fill a Compot, propagate with a Compot, empty a Compot or move a Compot.
More About Us
When I started this journey in 2009, I found nothing existed commercially, that was reasonably priced and easy to use. There was a homemade system which I also found was not that user-friendly.
Then a friend of mine told me about a homemade method she used. However, when I tried her method, I found this also didn’t suit my needs, as it too had flaws that I considered where important. It did not keep vermin out, did not have a lockable lid and (to me) looked unsightly in the garden.
Frequently Asked Questions
YES. Absolutely you can fill it with just worm friendly scraps if that is what you prefer, but you will have to separate all your scraps into two piles. I personally don’t have time to fiddle with separating food waste and just toss it all in together. One thing though – you may find the Compot will need emptying more often as the worms try to fill the pot up with soil and their castings. But you will have beautiful compost more regularly to harvest if this is your aim and your Compot will be full of worms.
There is no need to water your Compots specifically. When you water your garden water will naturally go into the Compot through the holes and this is a good thing as it will keep the contents nice and moist.
If, however, you found your pots were really dry and the waste was not decomposing at all then you might want to add some water to soften the waste to help the decomposition process along. Dry contents can occur when you don’t cover your Compots with leaves, or hay etc because the hot sun gets in, in summer, and dries the contents out, dehydrating the waste rather than decomposing it. Much the same as if you were to throw your waste out onto an open lawn without burying it. The same will happen in winter but this time it is the cold air drying out or freezing the contents.
You can fill your Compot with any biodegradable waste from your kitchen. IE: Anything that will break down. EG: Meat, citrus, onions, oil, dairy, eggs, coffee grounds, tea and tea bags, paper towel, old nuts, pasta, bread, cooked food of any sort, wastewater (with or without detergent), milk, cream, yogurt, and anything else you can find in your kitchen that you would normally eat or throw in your council bin, aside from the obvious; glass, plastic, metal etc. So literally everything that you produce in the kitchen that is biodegradable.
Everything will decompose – even doggie doo (un-medicated preferably unless you are putting this waste by a big tree or unused part of your garden). No doggie doo in your veggie patch either.
The time it takes to decompose will just depend on the density of the food, the time of the year, and whether you are relying on all the elements to decompose your waste or just worms.
If you only want to fill your Compot with worm friendly scraps, then you need to leave out most of what I just said you could put in the Compot. It’s up to you how you want to use your Compot and what you feed it. But I find it more efficient to fill it with everything. Just do what is best for you. See other tips and tricks about ways to make it work faster.