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.