|2.8 HP Electric Chipper/Shredder|
Last week of October, 2009
This late in the year plants are drying up and the garden is trying to go to sleep. The greenhouse is still going strong, but the shorter days are telling everything it's time to quit. Once the squash plants and corn stalks are brittle dry, I will compost them. This year I have ordered one of 4seasongreenhouse.com's electric shredder machines. It should be here by the time the plants are ready.
Last year I spent a lot of time and muscle cutting up the long parts of the plants to help them compost faster. Since I am smarter this year than I was last year, I decided to get the shredder to do the shredding of all the big pieces. The smaller the parts that go into the composter, the more quickly they can decompose. You can run your horse pucky and cow pies through the shredder also. It will all mix much better that way. And of course, the endless leaf supply can be shredded.
This electric shredder is quiet to run, so it won't disturb the neighborhood to run it, and there is no gas to buy or fumes to smell. It will be a perfect partner to work along with my Compost Tumbler. I hope it will speed up the composting I do during the winter months.