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Compot & Propagator x 2

$100.00

Clever Composter & Propagator Tops

Inclusions:
1 x Lift Pin (Complimentary)
2 x Compot Bases – Green Virgin material
2 x Compot Lids – Green Virgin material
8 x Metal Stakes
2 x Propagator Tops
Instructions

Clever Composter & Propagator Tops

These clever composter & propagator tops are ideal for a small household of one or two people who are keen to compost and grow some herbs & veggies.
If you love growing wheatgrass for juicing then these clever composter & propagator tops are just the thing for small backyard gardeners.
While one is growing you can be cutting and juicing the other one.

Under normal circumstances, your wheat will grow in less than 10 days. This is quicker than planting wheat directly on the ground.
But you can plant your wheat directly on the ground if you want to.
It won’t grow as quickly because it does not have the heat and moisture created from composting below in a Compot.
You should have a wheat crop to cut and juice every week if you time it right.

Customers have told me it grows quicker than in their wheatgrass trays.
The heat generated below in the Compot makes it just the right environment for the wheat, barley or oats to sprout.

The Compot Top comes with a lift pin as well.
This can be placed in the center hole and left there while you are propagating.
When your wheatgrass gets really tall the lift pin makes it easy to pick the lid up and put more compost below.
If you have several Compots then you might like to just leave one to propagate with and rotate filling up the others.

How much juice can I get out of one lid?

A whole lid full of wheatgrass will give you 5 to 7 shots of wheatgrass if you blend it up with roughly 100mls of water.
This comes from only half a cup of wheat seeds. Enough for one shot per day for a week.
And you don’t need a special juicer to turn it into juice.
But get your seeds from an organic shop if you can. Or grow the wheat till it seeds and save the seeds.

One for you, One for your chooks

If you have two Compots and tops you can put one of the pots and tops in your chicken pen and one in your veggie garden.
But it’s up to you where you put them. There is no rule. Just whatever suits you and your garden.
I have found that in hot climates it is best to propagate under a shady tree though it does depend on what you are trying to grow.

Having the extra propagator top means you can use it directly in the garden to cover any new plant.
Some plants don’t like being transplanted so cover them with the propagator top directly in the garden.

Stake the top into the ground to prevent bugs and slugs from eating your new little plants.
Water it through the holes in the top while gases escape through the holes as well.
Experiment what works best for you.

Try growing other things from seed as well. It is not just for wheatgrass
There are a number of ways you can use the lid to grow the seeds.
I like using toilet rolls. Some people might use those jiffy packs.
Or just fill the lid with potting mix and plant directly in the lid.

If using compost from inside the Compot be careful when propagating because it can be too rich.
It is best to mix it with other soil, but again experiment and see what works best for what you are growing.

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Specifications:

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 30cm
Weight for shipping: 2kgs

Add 1 kg for each 1kg of garden products if added to an order.

 

The green 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 5 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.

 

POSTAGE COSTS:
To post one Compot cost 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.

Please be aware of excessive postage as the program will charge you for every bundle you purchase if ordering two different bundles.   This is easily resolved with a custom quote or by calling us.   If you make a mistake with the postage we refund you the difference or you can top up your order with some garden supplements if it is a small amount.

 

If for any reason you feel the postage to your area is excessive (and sometimes it is too remote areas) please email us or go to this link at Australia post  and check if the postage is better using the box dimensions and weight listed above, plus your area code and suburb, and our area code and suburb (4005 New Farm).

Click here for instructions on how to calculate postage with Australia post.

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.

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Product Information:

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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, reduced council waste and therefore reduce greenhouse methane 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.

Or check out our FAQs and Tips and Tricks page

General Info:

The Compot and Propagator Top is a versatile system used for direct composting as well as propagating seeds on top of the pot without the need of greenhouses and warming trays to grow your seeds. The Top acts like a mini greenhouse or terrarium maintaining a stable warm moist environment under the top while the compost below creates just enough heat as it decomposes to keep your little seeds warm enough to germinate. You can use this in a veggie garden or inside a chicken coop. So not only are you disposing of all your waste you are using the energy from the composting material to create warmth and moisture for growing new plants.

Depending on where you live, what your climate is like, and your garden environment will depend on whether you should propagate in the shade or directly in the sun. If your climate is too hot then generally speaking you will find propagating in a shady area or partly shaded area might work better for some seeds. In winter you might find direct sun works best. But like all gardening, it can be a bit of trial and error in your specific conditions.

It is great for growing wheatgrass to juice, put in a salad or feed to your chickens. In winter wheat will sprout readily for cutting in less than ten days. In summer it can take longer because wheat is a winter crop.

You can also use the Propagator Top over any small plant or seed directly in the garden to keep slugs and bugs off your new little seedlings. Hold it in place with the four stakes-placed through the holes in the tabs on the side of the Propagator Top.

 

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