A peek outside at my compost tumblers

Compost tumblers
Compost tumblers

Behold the my favorite compost tumblers! Believe it or not, this is the view I can get if I stick my head out the window by my desk to admire my compost. That’s how much I love them.

You see, I’ve been through the tedium of forking over a compost bin full of leaves and weeds. I think I managed to get myself to go through it all of three or four times one summer. Then I quit and went into no-turn mode. The trouble with that is the garden debris accumulates faster than one 3 x 3 x 3 cedar bin can compost it.

So I looked around for an easier way to compost and finally settled on one of these tumblers. Once I have it filled up, a batch is usually done in about a month. Trouble is, the garden debris accumulates faster than one tumbler can compost it.

So I got a second one. The idea was I would fill the one while the other was cooking. Now the trouble is I didn’t empty each tumbler and spread the compost on the garden as soon as it was done. So with two tumblers full of half-frozen compost, and more weeds being hacked down as I slowly clean up, and more leaves getting raked–the garden debris accumulates faster than two tumblers can compost it.

Moral: All garden work accumulates faster than you can deal with it.


2 thoughts on “A peek outside at my compost tumblers

  1. Nice

    Compost bins are fun, if your willing to put in that extra effort and you don’t mind getting your hands a little dirty. However, compost tumblers are much easier to use and they can be rotated and emptied straight into a wheelbarrow ready for use.

    Its great to see you are using more than one compost tumbler for maxium yield.

    Happy Composting.

    Have a look here, this is the composter I designed myself. I also have two of these going at any one time.


Comments are closed.