Get down and dirty in the garden
1. Colorful Crockery
Compost in style with an earthenware countertop crock. Charcoal filters eliminate odors, and compostable liner bags mean you can drop contents straight into your outdoor pile
To Buy: $40 (crock only), plowhearth.com
2. Direct Service
Provide nutrition to your whole garden with ease with the Compost Chimney. Partially bury it in the ground, then simply add food scraps — no turning required.
To Buy: $45, etsy.com/shop/farmerjaysshop
3. Quick & Dirty
This indoor composter uses Bokashi, a natural compost starter, to speed the breakdown process. A strainer and spigot separate waste from liquid, creating compost and liquid fertilizer.
To Buy: $55, uncommongoods.com
4. Sort It Out
Get fine, lump-free compost with this steel-mesh sieve, which can also help shake out plant bulbs for storage or remove rocks from potting soil.
To Buy: $20, gardenersedge.com (select “garden tools,” then “harvesting tools”)
5. Workin’ Worms
Let your whole family explore the science of vermiculture with this sleek and practical worm farm composter. Add up to a half-pound of scraps a day, and let the worms do the rest.
To Buy: $139, gardeners.com