Two useful tools to ensure quick, thorough decomposition in the pile or bin. Moisture Meter lets you know immediately whether your compost pile needs water. Compost Thermometer helps you maintain a higher temperature for fast decomposition of materials and to determine when compost is ready to use.
This Moisture Meter comes with a 20 cm / 8" long probe: Thus, you can measure the moisture close to the roots or in the core of the compost and not just superficially. The Meter will indicate Moisture Content on a Scale from 1 to 4. With the Moisture Meter, you prevent overwatering, which may be particularly hazardous with potted plants, and can make sure that your compost does not merely rot, but actually starts cooking. Runs without batteries!
How moist should it be?
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The Moisture Meter comes with indications for more than 100 plants.
FREE with purchase of Mantis ComposT-Twin.
Use this 50 cm / 20" cm long thermometer to measure core temperature without getting dirty. Easy to read display, indicating Fahrenheit and Celsius.
Why measure compost temperature?
When the process of composting starts, after you have stopped adding new material and closed one chamber, your compost should heat up to at least 40°C. During composting, core temperature may rise to something between 55 and 65°C. If your compost doesn't heat up, you will have to add green materials (like grass clippings) to provide the energy to start the "cooking".
Get a discount! Buy the Combi-Pack, consisting of the Composting Thermometer and the Moisture Meter!
ComposT-Twin Sifter Screen
The Mantis ComposT-Twin Sifter Screen makes composting easier than ever. When your compost is "cooked," and you're ready to empty the barrel, just replace the door with the Sifter Screen. No tools needed. Now you're ready to sift out the smaller particles. Just turn the drum of your ComposT-Twin. Fine particles of compost fall through the screen into your container or wheelbarrow. It's that easy!