Composting & Water Saving
Offset the cost of buying potting soil, plant food, and even water by making your own compost. And, as your compost grows, the compost that forms can be used to save over half the water lost in your garden by evaporation. There are dozens of composters to choose for indoor or outdoor use. Additionally there are many great products available for conserving and utilizing your water such as rain barrels and rain diverting systems. Find a great deal on the available items from the Composting & Water Saving categories listed below.
The Save the Rain Diverter captures water from your downspout and channels it into your barrel. The ideal condition for the diverter is when the barrel is placed in front of the downspout. During the water collection season the diverter stays open and diverts water into the barrel. When you put your barrel away for the winter you simply close the flap on the diverter and your downspout resumes its original function without having to reassemble it. Diverter opening: 2 x 3 in..
The Ultimate Guide to Soil: The Real Dirt on Cultivating Crops, Compost, and a Healthier Home (Permaculture Gardener Book 3)
Grow twice the fruits and vegetables in half the space on the farm, in the backyard, or in your window!Have you noticed the extraordinary flavors and yields emanating from even a small garden when the soil is just right? If you’ve ever been envious of your neighbor’s dirt or just curious about homesteading, then The Ultimate Guide to Soil is perfect for you.The book begins with a personality test for your soil, then uses that information to plan a course of action for revitalizing poor soil and turning good dirt into great earth. Next, you’ll learn to start and maintain a no-till garden, to balance nutrients with remineralization, and to boost organic matter with easy cover crops.Don’t forget the encyclopedic overview of organic soil amendments at the end. Old standbys like manures and mulches are explained in depth along with less common additions such as bokashi compost and castings from worms and black soldier fly larvae. Learn when hugelkultur, biochar, paper, and cardboard do and don’t match your garden needs, then read about when and how to safely use urine and humanure around edible plantings.With an emphasis on simple techniques suitable for the backyard gardener, The Ultimate Guide to Soil gives you the real dirt on good soil. Maybe next year your neighbor will be envious of you!This ebook includes the complete text of Personality Tests for Your Soil, Small-Scale No-Till Gardening Basics, Balancing Soil Nutrients and Acidity, and Soil Amendments for the Organic Garden.
The Sunbeam HOT SHOT Hot Water Dispenser can heat 16 ounces of water faster than a microwave. Dispense directly into your favorite mug or bowl. With convenient auto shut off and cord storage this is the ideal complement to your kitchen, office or dorm room. Making your favorite hot cereal or oatmeal in the morning has never been easier and there are no pots to clean. Lunch is covered with a quick serving of hot noodles, making baby food is no hassle, and you can enjoy tea and hot cocoa any time with this handy kitchen tool. The Sunbeam Hot Shot takes care of it all.
The best worms for composting are red worms. Redworms will aggressively feed and reproduce in typical compost and garden conditions, leaving their castings as food for your plants! For compost bins: Add 600 of red worms to your bin, and feed regularly. Red worms love cardboard and paper. A layer of moistened cardboard or newspaper on top of your compost will bring the worms to the feeding areas where you add new waste. Simply pull up the cardboard or paper and drop the waste materials in. Worms do not like meat, but flies do! So keep your compost vegetarian: fruit, vegetable, and garden waste, along with non-glossy paper. Make sure that indoor compost bins are well drained. Any juices that drain out of your compost bin are called "compost tea," and can be used as a potent fertilizer for outdoor plants. Garden Areas: Dig 6 inch diameter, 1 foot deep holes several feet apart though out the garden. Fill with water and let drain. Put one or two handfuls of worms in each hole, fill loosely with soil and compost (cuttings, table scraps, etc.) This will give the worms a quick meal. Water the area and apply mulch if possible over and around the holes. Keep the area watered. Compost Pile: Place worms on the bottom of 4 inches of loose soil. Keep damp as you continue to add decaying organic material. What to Feed Your Worms: Fruit: apples, pears, banana peels, strawberries, peaches and all melons Vegetables: beans, cabbage, celery, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, all greens, corn, corncobs and squash Cereals and grains: oatmeal, pasta, rice, non-sugared breakfast cereals, corn meal, pancakes Miscellaneous: coffee filter paper, tea bags, eggshells, dead flowers Other food/bedding: newspaper (no shiny or coated paper), cardboard, paperboard, paper egg cartons, brown leaves Do Not Feed: Non-biodegradable materials, plastic, rubber bands, sponges, aluminum foil, glass, & pet feces. Go Green!!
The Compost Wizard with its massive drum is one of the largest on the market. Handholds allow you to get a grip to optimize your torque unlike complex, crank-driven systems that are clunky and break overtime. The composter's low profile keep it from blowing over in high winds, help keep it out of sight, and makes it convenient for loading and unloading material. A common problem with all composters is that you must transport material across the yard which can be heavy. The drum can be leveraged off of the base and rolled to your desired location: No heavy lifting! And the 16" twist lid makes access very easy while also sealing in precious compost tea and keeping out animals. Fresh compost can be made in just 14 days and you only have to turn it once a week or after addition of new material. And to make things easier, it comes completely assembled so you can start composting immediately. Made of durable 100% recycled polyethylene plastic and is resistant to fading; Black color absorbs heat for fast composting; Holds up to 12 cubic feet of compost; 16-inch twist-off lid for easy access and security; End air vents create essential ventilation; Can be rolled to any location for filling or dispensing; Wheeled base makes turning effortless and is completely detachable; Virtually animal proof; Delivers fully assembled; Dimensions: 36"L x 29"W x 29"H just over 40 lbs.
SH1011 Finish: Chrome, LED Color: Yellow Features: Product Type: -Shower head. Shower Head Type: -Fixed shower head. Style: -Modern. Material: -Plastic. Number of Items Included: -2. Pieces Included: -Rubber seal ring and O-ring. Flow Rate: -2.5 Gallons Per Minute. Body Jets: -Yes. Commercial Use: -Yes. -Fixed LED illuminated shower head. -Removable transparent cover for easy cleaning. -Swivel connector to adjust the direction of the water jet. -No battery or cable required. -100% water driven. -Water consumption 2.5 Gallon/Min at 80psi. Spray Pattern: -Jet. Installation Type: -Wall mounted. Number of Body Jets: -1. Dimensions: Shower Head: -Yes. Overall Product Weight: -0.44 lbs. Shower Head Height - Top to Bottom: -5.31". Shower Head Width - Side to Side: -3.15".
Decorative above ground compost container with below ground container designed for micro organism exchange to quickly break down compost//Fully recyclable and BPA free//Fertilizes surrounding lawn, garden bed or raised garden bed area//Animal and roden...
Making your own compost starts in the kitchen by collecting all your organic waste and adding it to your outdoor composter. As much as 30% of household waste can be composted and should not be sent to a landfill. Composting is the answer and using the Kitchen Compost Collector is a most practical way to collect all of your organic waste. This kitchen waste collector is made from high density polyethylene and includes a carbon filter that significantly reduces any organic smells. Convenient handle lets you carry waste directly to outside composter and is dishwasher safe. For best results use only ECO 2500 replacement filters (3.5" x 3.5") only shipped and sold by Amazon. Please note: Packaging may contain special spacers (in the shape of a "house") used to separate multiple units, these should be recycled as it holds no further use to the ECO 2000 Composter Bin.
The Amerimax Home Products FLEX-A-SPOUT Downspout Extension has a brown color and rigid, corrugated design for versatility. Featuring durable plastic construction, this extension can be buried, bent or connected to additional sections. This flexible downspout extension easily bends and holds its shape and can be extended from 25 - 55 in. Use this downspout extension to divert water away from the foundation or connect to drainage pipe and catch basin to control drainage.
Drink healthier, great-tasting tap water with this BPA free Brita 10 cup water pitcher. With the Advanced filter technology, Brita cuts the taste and odor of chlorine to deliver great tasting water, and is certified to reduce copper, cadmium and mercury impurities, which can adversely affect your health over time. This green Brita pitcher has an ergonomic design which makes pouring easy. With the flip top lid, refilling is a breeze and just a glance at the electronic filter indicator lets you know when it is time to change the Brita replacement filter. This large water pitcher comes with 1 water filter, which should be changed every 40 gallons or about 2 months for best results. Start drinking healthier, great tasting water with Brita today.
Overview: Now there is a way to save water and energy simultaneously. This is a showerhead which stops water flow when the temperature reach 98 degrees F. So, start your shower and then walk away. When it reaches the perfect temperature the water stops flowing. Features & Benefits: With the new ShowerStart technology built into your showerhead, you no longer have to stand with your hand in the water waiting for it to get warm. ShowerStart monitors the shower's temperature and automatically shuts the water flow down to a trickle as soon as it reaches approximately 95°. You'll be able to tell the moment your shower is ready, and stop hot water from running needlessly down the drain. Not only does the addition of ShowerStart make the low-flow showerhead more convenient, it has the potential to decrease water use and increase the energy savings of your new showerhead by 14% or more. Origins: Made in China
Our economy shower head is a cost effective, water efficient, and high quality model that helps you conserve water and energy while still providing a good shower. It is a low cost, efficient 2.0 gpm shower head with a Spray Clean fixed spray pattern. No maintenance required - pass your hand across the thermo-plastic rubber jets to clean shower head as needed. Durable and resilient white plastic body means no corrosion. Non-removable Neoperl pressure compensating flow controller produces a steady, efficient flow rate no matter what the water pressure, and our plastic fitting and screen washers ensure serious flow control. Installation is easy and requires no tools - comes complete with instructions and teflon tape.
Note: this unit is not an air conditioner and does not have a compressor inside - air coolers will not lower a room's ambient temperature. Air coolers are designed for spot cooling. This unit is best used in dry climates or open spaces. Leave window/door open to limit the rise of humidity and for better air ventilation in the room. Add as much ice as possible and set unit next to you for best effect. This evaporative air cooler, humidifier and fan is versatile, lightweight and economical. The cooler easily rolls from room to room for use anywhere in your house or office. This air cooler shoots a stream of air with oscillating louvers, to evenly distribute refreshing cool air. Features a 3-D honeycomb cooling pad and remote control. The air cooler works by endothermic reaction (a reaction that consumes heat), so this evaporative air cooler sucks air through a wick saturated with water. As the air flows through the wick, some of the water evaporates into the air, consuming the heat that was in the air. An air stream is then blown out the front of the unit and is considerably cooler than the current room temperature! this is not an air conditioner and therefore uses much less energy. 3-Dimensional honeycomb cooling pad: an unique cooling pad for enhanced cooling performance. The cooling pad is made of cellulose paper, impregnated with unique ingredients for high performance and structural strength. Treated with special stiffening and wetting agents for maximum water absorption and retention; and with anti-rot chemical for prevention of algae and bacteria growth. Due to the two-dimensional, weaving structure of the cooling pad, there is longer contact between air and water. Unlike other units on the market, where air only passes through a flat, 2-dimensional cloth.