A “rich spot of earth”

Compost Tin

As both a garden lover and proponent of stylish utility, there is no doubt that Thomas Jefferson would have appreciated The Shop’s trendy Compost Tin. Jefferson grew more than 330 different varieties of vegetables and herbs, more than 150 varieties of fruit, about 105 species of herbaceous flowers, and a multitude of other trees and shrubbery. He maintained a close study of all of his gardens and always sought to improve his own “rich spot of earth” at Monticello through sustainability experiments and varied cultivation techniques. He studied the recycling of dead and decaying organic matter and its impact on the growth of new plant species, effectively creating his own kinds of fertilizer.

Thomas Jefferson once said, “No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.” You too can culture your garden with our compost box! Made of powder-coated steel tin and complete with two kitchen waste liners and a removable tin cover, this tasteful compost box seals out odors while retaining moisture and heat, an essential component of effective composting. Toss in unused fruit and vegetable scraps, eggshells, coffee grounds, plant clippings, and even dryer lint for healthy compost that will fertilize any garden. Compost not only helps condition your soil, but also recycles kitchen waste, introduces beneficial organisms into your garden, and reduces landfill waste. Stick it on your counter, leave it by the back door, or keep it by your garden supplies in the garage. The tin’s compact design allows you to place it anywhere in the house as a decorative and functional tool!

If you’re interested in more information about composting, check out The Complete Compost Gardening Guide and Cover Crops and Compost Crops in Your Garden at The Shop. These books detail how you can turn your kitchen waste into healthy soil for your garden and how compost benefits the environment. Visit our Farm and Garden section for information about seeds, plants and garden accessories like our Potting Riddle which meshes together soil and compost to create a fine mixture excellent for planting seeds of all kinds.

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