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Old 03-02-2005, 09:58 AM
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Franz Heymann wrote:


"bigboard" wrote in message
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On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 15:55:12 +0000 (UTC), "Franz Heymann"
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"Mike Lyle" wrote in message
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Franz Heymann wrote:
"VX" wrote in message
s.com...
I've got some sales literature that came in a Screwfix order
about
a
device for making compost called the ComposTumbler that-
supposedly-
makes good compost in 14 days because it has the facility for
turning rather like a cement mixer; you turn it every day and
this
allows the process to speed up somewhat. All was well until I
called
the freephone number and heard the prices- 299 and 399 for

the
medium and large ones respectively and for the small

garden-porch
model, 199.

It is a rip-off. There is not even the faintest possibility

that
any
home composter will produce compost in 14 days.
It is being sold at around 10 to 20 times a reasonable price.

If these reelly are that good I *might* be interested since
whatever
it takes to make compost normally is probably too much effort

for
me
with my physical limitations. But this does sound a little
expensive! Anyone know anything about these?

It's just ridiculous. If it's small enough to turn by hand, it's

too
small to make compost. Put it in the same compartment as

shredders,
flame-throwers, and wormeries: just another way of separating

the
innocent from their hard-earned. Gardening is a simple business,

and
those who do it on next to nothing can get better results than

those
who spend thousands. These sharks are just trying to cultivate

the
idea that everything has to cost money before it'll work.

Hear hear.

... said the man with the failed worm farm :-)


LOL! Franz was probably putting all the cats in he shoots. Wormeries

were
never designed for cat disposal.


I am sticking rigorously to the EU directives and exclude cats and
other sorts of meat from the wormery.
{:-))

Franz


Good point! I'd forgotten about the animal waste directive. Bury them under
newly planted trees then.

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