If you’ve recently purchased a FoodCycler, you’re probably really, REALLY excited. We don’t blame you! If you want to maximize the use of your new countertop composter, read this article to ensure that your soil amendment is the best it can be for your garden.
Note: We use the term “countertop composter” or “electric composter” to describe an indoor food recycler machine. To learn more about what this product actually is, and how it works, check out Electric Composters: What Are They and How Do They Work?
What Do I Add To My Electric Composter To Make Great Fertilizer?
Probably the most important thing we can say is make sure the foods you are adding to your cycle are low in sodium. Foods that are high in sodium will retain that sodium during and after the cycle. If plant roots are subjected to sodium, this will affect their ability to absorb key nutrients, stunt their growth and arrest cell development.
The "Wholer" the Better
Whole foods - fruits, vegetables, unprocessed meats and “pure” waste items (like eggshells or coffee grinds), are your best bet for making a beautiful soil amendment. That’s because these products don’t have unhealthy additives added to them - they come out of the ground and go to your plate. End of!