As a compact countertop composter, Lomi is the fastest and easiest way to create fresh, organic compost in your home. With its discrete design and small size, Lomi fits in anywhere and runs on very little electricity. By adding the same food scraps you’d otherwise throw away to your Lomi, you can easily start to produce safe, effective compost for your indoor and outdoor gardens.
Why Use Compost On Your Plants?
As a practice, composting has been around for thousands of years. The basic process is simple: waste and discarded food products are placed in a heap and allowed to decompose, producing rich, nutrient-filled compost.
Technology has improved upon the basic “sit and wait” technique. Today, in addition to the traditional methods, you can also create compost with the help of electronic processors like Lomi. The resulting compost is the same quality, albeit with a much lower turnaround time.
Composting has a variety of benefits for both you and the plants you care for. For people, compost’s primary benefit is its ability to cut down on waste. However, there are additional benefits, such as:
- Reducing your carbon footprint
- Limiting methane emissions from landfills
- Improving soil’s water retention abilities and reducing water use
For plants, the obvious benefit of compost is found in its nutritional value. The effects of adding some compost to your soil can range from faster growth to a more beautiful, healthier plant.
What Is Lomi?
Lomi is a compact solution to an emerging problem. In addition to the cost of buying compost or fertilizer, the environmental toll of shipping those bags adds to the strain on the environment. By creating your own compost, you mitigate both of these issues.
With the press of a button, Lomi can turn some of your food waste into fresh, organic compost. In as little as 48 hours, some table scraps can be converted into food for your herb garden or lawn.
Lomi is a multi-step process within a small and powerful machine.
The first stage of Lomi’s compost creation is grinding. Smaller food pieces are easier to break down than larger chunks. Increased aeration and surface area make it easier for microorganisms to break down the waste. In a traditional setup, you would provide the same benefits by manually turning the compost regularly. (You can help your Lomi process food faster by cutting large chunks into smaller pieces.)
After this, Lomi lets nature do the rest of the work. In addition to some heat, Lomi’s filters provide some boosted microorganisms. This process can be boosted by allowing the machine some extra time to process your compost.
There are two primary modes of operation for Lomi: Grow Mode and Eco-Express Mode.
What Does Lomi Produce?
At the end of each cycle, you’re left with fresh, readily available compost. While other countertop composters will output dehydrated food or overly concentrated sludge, Lomi produces ready-to-use, soil-like compost. This material is safe to handle and free of any harsh, unnecessary chemicals.
Grow Mode End Product
Grow Mode is the longest-running setting. The end result is ready after 48 hours. This longer run time allows for the material to break down fully as it completes each phase of the composting process.
When using the Grow Mode, you can expect to receive fresh, nutritious compost. With a compost maturity index of 8, Grow Mode compost is highly refined and perfect for boosting plant growth.
Eco-Express Mode End Product
Eco-Express mode is great for small batches of dried foods or when you’re in a rush. The run time for this setting ranges from 3-5 hours. The end result will be closer to soil in texture.
How To Use Lomi End Product
Because Lomi creates fresh, useful compost, it is best used straight from the composter!
Grow Mode Recipe:
As the more mature of the two modes, anything from the Grow Mode cycle is highly concentrated. You’ll want to temper this effectiveness by diluting it a bit. Most plants will thrive in a soil with a 1:10 ratio; one part Lomi compost to ten parts soil.
Eco-Express Mode Recipe:
You can add the results of Eco-Express mode to a plant, but it is not fully matured compost. With a compost maturity index of 6, this end result is still in its curing phase. To get the most out of your Eco-Express Mode compost, we recommend adding it to an existing home compost pile or green bin and allowing it to age a bit more.
Why Choose Lomi?
As far as home composting solutions go, none can come close to the adaptability and usefulness of Lomi. Our products are made in an eco-friendly factory setting, so your carbon footprint reduction begins the moment you purchase a Lomi. Moreover, Lomi has one feature that none of our competitors can offer: the ability to break down bioplastics at home!
Lomi is the fastest composter on the market. You can go from dried grass clippings to fresh compost in just a few hours. Approved bioplastics can be broken down in 5–10 hours. A full cycle of Grow Mode takes 12–24 hours, which means you can unbox your Lomi and get fresh compost the same day. After 48 hours, your compost will be ultra nutritious!
Eco-Express mode is even faster. For those looking to make their compost bin more effective, this setting can pump out nearly mature compost in as little as 3–5 hours.
In addition to giving your family something fun to do together during meal prep and clean-up, composting at home is an amazing way to decrease your environmental impact. Food that would otherwise end up in landfills becomes natural nutrients for your plants. This means that you’ll be taking up less space at the dump and emitting fewer toxic chemicals into the air.
Lomi can handle a wide variety of waste, including:
- Approved bioplastics
- Many standard table scraps
- Animal products, such as meat and dairy
- Coffee grounds, tea leaves, and tea bags (without the staple and string, please!)
- Moderate amounts of plant waste, such as grass clippings and leaves
You’ll also save money. In addition to saving on garbage bags, you’ll also find yourself buying less fertilizer and plant boosters from the store. Instead, you can make compost that can rival the efficacy of any store-bought plant growth booster!
Lomi is an adaptable, easy-to-use, one-button-press solution to your home composting problems. Whether you simply need a way to efficiently break down scraps for your larger composting operation or you just don’t have space to compost traditionally, Lomi is the right choice for you.
The speed and efficacy of a Lomi are unrivaled, as is its ability to break down bioplastics and eco-based packaging. The powerful internal components allow Lomi to intuitively break down many common “trash” items and turn them into compost for your garden.
If you’re ready to take the leap and dive into the future of home composting, Lomi begins to ship out in January 2022. You can reserve your own for $99; the remaining $400 won’t be due until units begin shipping.