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Green Johanna Hot Composter with Winter Jacket
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Green Johanna Hot Composter with Winter Jacket

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The Green Johanna compost bin is different from a standard compost bin.  Through innovative design it can safely handle both garden and all food waste, producing an excellent quality compost.  It is designed to be rodent proof and is well insulated. This means that the composting process is quicker than in a standard compost bin and you can put in all types of food waste, including cooked food, bones, fish and meat, which should not be added to a standard compost bin.

The Green Johanna is a unique, closed, hot composting system manufactured in Sweden. This patented unit provides good ventilation and is easy to empty yet does not allow pests to access the contents. It will compost two parts cooked or uncooked food waste (including meat, fish, bones, dairy products, vegetables and fruit) to one part garden waste and produces a rich compost.The Green Johanna is available with an insulating jacket which allows successful composting throughout the year.

Winter Jacket:
The winter jacket helps to speed up the composting process in wintertime when the composting process slows down due to low air temperature. The jacket should be fitted when the average temperature falls below 40° F and removed when the temperature is consistently above 50° F.

Benefits:
  • Waste food can be disposed of immediately.
  • Clean wastebins.
  • It's easy to set up and maintain.
  • Saves 20% of household waste being collected.
  • Reduces need for landfill and large-scale treatment plants.
  • Reduces methane production which is a greenhouse gas.
  • Saves you money on fertilizer
Dimensions and Weight:
36inches (Base) ; 21inches (Lid); 38inches (height); 22pounds

Where should you locate a Green Johanna?
Try to have the Green Johanna as close to the kitchen as possible since you may want to put food waste in up to 4 times a week. The composter should stand on soil or grass so that the worms can get in through the holes in the base. A good place is among trees so that it can benefit from their shade. They will also offer a certain amount of protection from the cold in winter.
  
What items can I put in my Green Johanna compost bin?
From the kitchen: Fruit, vegetables, dairy products, fish, shellfish, meat, bones, coffee grounds with filter, teabags, eggshells, bread, sauce, soup, egg cartons and many others.

From the garden: Grass*, leaves**, twigs and branches. Even WEEDS can be put in the Green Johanna! And because temperatures are so high, weeds will never grow from the unit!
*Avoid large amounts of grass as this can prevent oxygen getting through and slow or stop the process entirely.
**Since oak leaves contain a high level of tannic acid, it takes a long time for them to be turned into compost. In order to speed up the process you should first put them in a sealed (vacuum if possible) plastic bag for a month or two.

NEVER deposit glass, plastic, rubber, paint, chemicals or fabrics in the Green Johanna

FAQS
Can I put cat and dog litter in my compost?
You should avoid this, as it can be toxic. You would not wish to spread this on the garden.

Can I just throw everything in the compost in no special order?
No, you should put material rich in carbon and material rich in nitrogen in layers. Each layer should be up to 2 inches thick.

Caron Rich Materials include: Sawdust, twigs, leaves and paper.
Nitrogen Rich Materials include: Eggs, fish and meat. Newly cut grass also contains a lot of nitrogen.

What kind of paper from the household can be thrown into the compost bin?
Unbleached crepe paper, napkins, coffee filter, torn egg cartons and daily papers (if they are lead free). Newspapers should be avoided, due to the risk of lead in the ink.

Is it important that I stir the contents?
Yes, the micro-organisms living inside the compost need oxygen to be able to work.

How long will it take before the contents are "ready"?
For the first batch approximately six months, thereafter every three to four months.

How often should I empty my Green Johanna?
At least twice a year, spring and autumn.

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Note: It is important to remember to remove the jacket when the temperature rises. This is because if the compost becomes too hot the creatures which make compost can die, halting the composting process.







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1. Dale on 2/15/2014, said:

The four star rating is because mine arrived broken--base cracked in shipment, and it is a little tricky to set up. Not impossible, but plan some time. The directions are not very useful and you have to feel your way through it. The screw holes are not always lined up. Do your best to make them so but have some power tools handy--a screw gun is good. HOWEVER, This product actually does work--IF the temperature only hovers around the freezing mark. When things get below zero to 15 degrees it will stall. But the moment the temperatures rises, off she goes--steam spouting from under the little vent "ears". Having enough mass is important, so don't skimp, and if you use a lot of high nitrogen food waste be prepared to have a bag of sawdust/shavings handy. The unit produces (and keeps) a great deal of moisture--and a healthy amount of stink if you don't keep an eye on it. But that's what we want, right? Decomposition! It really does get hot, hot HOT. Spokane WA December--February review. All my other composting methods are completely stalled, just sitting there. This is perfect for the bokashi composting fan's winter needs. One can create a lot of material over the winter and it is nice to have a place to put it when the "dig a trench and bury it" advice is not exactly practical (Think 18 inches of snow over frozen ground.)
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