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Post  crs on 5/19/2012, 3:18 pm

My husband finished my compost tumbler today and you would have thought I got a new car or something. I have been out to put things in it 3 times so i could turn it. Very Happy
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Post  JennAndCompany on 5/19/2012, 3:24 pm



Yay!
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Post  Dunkinjean on 5/19/2012, 3:37 pm

That is so cool!

I have been contemplating one for a while - turn it for me too!

I am that way with my rainbarrel and garden veg's.

Who knew what would delight us! lol!
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Post  Chopper on 5/19/2012, 4:05 pm

Say no more. We understand completely. I would be crazed with excitement if I got one. LOL.

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Post  Goosegirl on 5/19/2012, 4:20 pm

Personally, a compost tumbler WOULD be more exciting to me than a new car! You're talking to the crew who get excited about how many different kinds of poo we can collect. WE ARE WITH YOU!!! CONGRATS!!! Take it for a spin, or 40!

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Post  claudiamedic on 5/19/2012, 4:56 pm

This gardening thing is exciting! If you can, share the plan he used to make your tumbler! What a Face
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Post  plantoid on 5/19/2012, 7:42 pm

@crs wrote:My husband finished my compost tumbler today and you would have thought I got a new car or something. I have been out to put things in it 3 times so i could turn it. Very Happy

A picture paints a thousand words .. what does it look like ? ..

regards Mr Nosey Wink

I have a barrel , timber , steel tube and an angle grinder etc. etc.still looking for ideas for a better than youtube device.
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Post  cheyannarach on 5/19/2012, 9:12 pm

Yay, I got one about a month ago and today when I checked on it it was a hottie!
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Post  GWN on 5/19/2012, 9:20 pm

I love having a tumbler, but I have to say what I did wrong, just so you do not make the same mistake
THe first year, I only put in my kitchen cuttings etc and it got to be a terrible mush, bad smelling etc.
Until I starting putting in leaves and grass clippings and paper, it did not seem to work.
But now it seems to be fine.
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Post  crs on 5/19/2012, 10:18 pm

I got my idea from Rob C. He posted his pics and it seemed so easy to use. It is a 55 gallon drum that you turn on casters. The frame is on 4x4's. And it seems to work well.

GWN- I started my compost in a gray tub with holes drilled all over but I couldn't turn it very well. I use both Kitchen scraps and old leaves newspapers and the such. But when we transferred that to the tumbler it smelled awful. I am hoping because i was unable to turn it properly. ANSFG book says if you turn it every day it will not take long we are about to see. Because I have a ton of patience! No No
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Post  Rob C on 5/21/2012, 10:54 am

@crs wrote:I got my idea from Rob C. He posted his pics and it seemed so easy to use. It is a 55 gallon drum that you turn on casters. The frame is on 4x4's. And it seems to work well.

GWN- I started my compost in a gray tub with holes drilled all over but I couldn't turn it very well. I use both Kitchen scraps and old leaves newspapers and the such. But when we transferred that to the tumbler it smelled awful. I am hoping because i was unable to turn it properly. ANSFG book says if you turn it every day it will not take long we are about to see. Because I have a ton of patience! No No


Congrats, and let us know how it works out. Post some pics when you get a chance.
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