Fertilizers have been in fashion for a long time.
We know that ancient Romans and Egyptians fertilized crops and scientists have found evidence that fertilizers were in use 8,000 years ago. Since then, agricultural technology has grown by leaps and bounds.
In fact, new devices can now turn food scraps into nutrient-rich composted soil in just 24 hours.
Composting is already quite popular. Traditionally, you take organic matter — such as rotten vegetables and uneaten food — and mix it in with organic waste from your yard, such as leaves. Let it sit for a year or so and you’ll have a pile of nutrient-rich soil that’s great for crops.
If you continually mix and stir your compost pile, you might get good compost within a few months instead of a year. This is called hot composting. If you’re diligent about turning the compost pile, you may get composted soil in as little as 18 days.
One new composter, called the Lomi, can turn your food scraps into compost within just 24 hours. The machine is largely automated and will adjust heat, moisture and other factors to speed up the composting process.
When it comes to composting, bacteria do a lot of the heavy lifting in breaking down organic matter. With the Lomi, you drop bacteria pills into the mix so the microbes can get to work.
Traditional compost piles often smell and can be a pain to take care of. Storms and nosy animals can cause problems as well. With the Lomi, however, early adopters report no smells and hassle-free use.