Q: My wife and I are trying to decide on an economical composter. Do you have any suggestions on the best one to purchase?
A: It all depends on your sense of aesthetics, your space and your wallet.
If you have a small space in which to put the composter, the upright plastic bins work fine. If you want compost quickly, the tumbler-type units rapidly mix and aerate your landscape debris but they are a bit unsightly.
If you don’t want to spend too much and you have a place to hide it, buy a ten-foot length of four-foot wide fencing and roll it into a wire compost barrel.
Composting is simple: “Pile it up and let it rot”, then feed your plants with the results.