Under what conditions can compost worms work the fastest in a thermo composter?

  1. Compost worms are most effective at a temperature of 15  -25 ° and ONLY if the get enough air (!). Is it too hot (e.g. like during the hot rotting of fresh grass clippings), then the compost worms move back to cooler areas. After the completion of the hot rotting, which takes a few days, the helpers come back and process the fresh material in no time. Compost worms love freshly rotted material, and in the SUPERCOMP, they keep to about 20cm below the surface, making them invisible to the human eye.
  2. They hibernate in cocoons, from which young worms slip out of in the spring, as soon as the temperatures reach 6°C.If you want to compost “normally” even in winter, a garage, a shed or a place near the southern wall of your property is recommended. Operation during winter is certainly more limited; nevertheless, you can throw in your waste. Usually in winter there also is lest waste than in the warmer months.
  3.  A compost pile must be ventilated as well as possible. If this is not the case, the process nearly comes to a halt, taking much longer (up to 24 months), and can develop bad odors due to putrefaction. The SUPERCOMP can be ventilated fully, vertically from the bottom to the top, by using its gliding and landing gear (chimney effect).
  4. Compost piles should not be moved, because the compost creatures (especially the  compost worms) flee immediately when disturbed, making it hard for the compost process to be set in motion again. With a SUPERCOMP eliminates the otherwise necessary  turning  (= moving) of the pile, and the compost process is undisturbed.
  5. The environment for living things should not be too wet, not too dry. A composter protects the pile from sun and rain. Under extreme weather conditions, such as under constant heat or rain, the ideal conditions can be manually recreated easily by adding “woody” materials (if there is too much moisture)  or by pouring in water (in too dry conditions). But do not worry: This is extremely rare. As long as you always provide the SUPERCOMP with fresh and moist materials, no problems are to be expected.

In summary: A SUPERCOMP thermo composter, with its patented sliding and supporting device, creates the ideal living conditions for compost creatures (1 billion living organisms per cm3). They can work incredibly fast, multiply perfectly and quickly create high-quality compost.


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What should I do when the rotting material is too dry due to the heat?

“The compost process can not really get underway, meaning the rotting comes closer and closer to a standstill if the compost is too dry. Compost creatures like moist environments, making composting impossible when there is a lack of moisture. The optimal consistency of compost is similar to a sponge; you can recognize to dry compost by it being cracked, crumbly or when it contains ants. Therefore, you should avoid installing your composter in placed where it will be directly in the sun light (and place a shrub in the sunny area).

If the compost is too dry, just “”water”” it and add a shovel of rock meal. This also helps the sliding elements be “”oiled”” and increases the sliding speed. New waste (such as fresh grass and wet kitchen waste) bring the process back on track. Furthermore, you can take a little bit of compost from the harvest chamber and add it back to the pile, because it contains the microorganisms necessary for the compost process and restart it again faster.”
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Why is the development of heat from composting so important?

These temperatures (at least more than 50 °) are needed to kill pathogens and weed seeds (sanitation). Due to the high heat development, the material is heated t up to 80 ° in a SUPERCOMP (depending on the amount and type of filler material, with the addition of e.g. fresh grass clippings, it will heating up to 80 ° within just a few days).

In winter, of course, these temperatures are not possible; and if the pile freezers, by the way, it is not a tragedy, since that has been normal in nature for billions of years: and in the spring, everything comes back to life. Anyone who wants to prevent freezing in the composter would probably pack it with similarly thick insulation as the one used in building a house, as 2 cm thick plastic or wooden walls are far from sufficient.


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Why are high temperatures of up to 80° at all possible?

In conventional methods, the process of composting takes at least 12-24 months. Here, the thermo composter acts like a turbo, because with SUPERCOMP, you can already after harvest compost after 6-8 weeks.

Ventilation with sufficient oxygen – even in the pile’s innermost core – is the decisive factor for optimal thermal development.

With its patented sliding and supporting device, a SUPERCOMP is fully ventilated vertically from bottom to top (chimney effect). This way, these temperatures can be reached all the way through. This effect is due to compost bacteria, which – provided they are adequately supplied with air – also produce heat. No matter the filling material, the SUPERCOMP can warm up to 80°C in only a few days with the addition of e.g. 200 liters or more of fresh grass clippings.


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