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Composting 101 for citydwellers

DIY compost tumbler ..the guys at the Extension office made these for a test ..they bought used barrels from a surplus store , just be careful what was in the barrels prior to purchase ...made a support , I think theirs had rollers ... drilled holes for air and a door with a latch then filled them up with a mix of wet ,and dry, and turned away ..a bit more than that but it isn't hard...I think that I will make my door a bit larger than this ...just to make it easier ..and do not add meat…


If you garden the benefits of having a compost pile are hard to deny. A compost pile will give you a steady source of nutrition and fertile soil for your plants. A compost pile will also allow you to get rid of wasteful products you have sitting around the house. Store brought compost tumblers can …


How to make your own compost tumbler. Compost made in a compost maker like this is ready in about four weeks. Make sure that you only fill the barrel about 3/4 full to allow the materials to tumble when you turn it. Also make sure that you wet the material when you add it to the barrel.

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Build a Tumbling Composter

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Build a Tumbling Composter

One of the keys to successful composting is aeration. Bacteria need oxygen to carry out the aerobic respiration that creates a rich compost. One way to aerate your compost is with a pitchfork or a compost turning tool. This can be an...