Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Anyone growing fall peas in zone 7 TN
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 9:40 pm

» N & C Midwest: August is here!!! 2017
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:17 pm

» Total lunar / solar eclipse
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 9:14 pm

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 9:08 pm

» New England August 2017
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:03 pm

» Is a natural breed hybrid GMO parent plants, GMO or not?
by No_Such_Reality Today at 8:26 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals Today at 8:19 pm

» What to do with fallen unripe tomatoes?
by ColleenW Today at 8:14 pm

» 2017 corn pictures
by Fiz Today at 7:41 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in August 2017? 2017
by Fiz Today at 7:29 pm

» Composting Particle Board?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 4:18 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by hammock gal Today at 4:13 pm

» Hello gardener's
by sanderson Today at 1:58 pm

» The Best Steps for Storing Tomatillos
by donnainzone5 Today at 11:36 am

» Eggplant - (Japanese) Millionaire
by countrynaturals Today at 11:10 am

» What I've learned this year
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 9:17 pm

» Plumeria ?
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:07 pm

» How Many Square Feet Do You Have?
by llama momma Yesterday at 1:58 pm

» Cutting back on my SFG about 75%
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:38 pm

» Baba Ghanoush
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:04 pm

» Beets; Don't be intimidated!
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 11:05 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:30 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:09 am

» Caterpillars -Armyworm?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 8/19/2017, 8:58 pm

» Oregon City Newbie
by trolleydriver 8/19/2017, 1:04 pm

» Newbie Oldbie
by sanderson 8/19/2017, 12:53 pm

» who has chickens
by llama momma 8/18/2017, 1:40 pm

» Tips for compost tumbler
by trolleydriver 8/18/2017, 12:10 pm

» Franken-mato!!!
by hammock gal 8/18/2017, 7:48 am

» Mid-Atl - Aug 2017 - Planning/Planting Fall/Winter Garden
by BeetlesPerSqFt 8/17/2017, 11:05 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Compost Tumbler

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: Compost Tumbler

Post  cautery on 2/15/2011, 6:23 pm

Cool! Nice job.

NOW I know what I can do with all that spare steel in my garage! Smile

Mind letting us in on which wheels you used and how you keep the barrel in place when rotating?
avatar
cautery

Posts : 134
Join date : 2010-12-11
Age : 53
Location : Haughton, LA (8a/8b Elev. 219')

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Compost Tumbler

Post  The Cat's Other Mother on 2/15/2011, 10:17 pm

There are two posts on the ends that hold it in place, and the wheels are 3 inch. I moved my half-done pile into it this afternoon, and it nearly filled it. It's very difficult to turn now, and I'd be glad to get any suggestions on a fix for that. I'm wondering if it might not be better to be less full, both for ease of turning and for better mixing of contents.

The Cat's Other Mother

Female Posts : 146
Join date : 2010-05-17
Location : Decatur, GA, Zone 7B

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Compost Tumbler

Post  ishootaction on 10/13/2011, 3:06 am


This isn't finished but here is my son and I showing you the air tube that runs the length of our compost barrel. It is 2in ABS pipe with holes all through it and caps on both ends with holes. Plenty of air flow. This has been a fun project for me and the boy. Worms next week. In thier own bin not the tumbler.
avatar
ishootaction

Male Posts : 54
Join date : 2011-10-03
Age : 50
Location : Yuma AZ 85364

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Compost Tumbler

Post  Goosegirl on 10/13/2011, 6:39 am

@boffer wrote:HOORAY! Somebody who speaks my language!


Here's an idea back at ya: a compost sifter I made

Way cool! Are those hoops bicycle rims?
GG
avatar
Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3412
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 52
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Compost Tumbler

Post  Goosegirl on 10/13/2011, 6:42 am

@ishootaction wrote:
This isn't finished but here is my son and I showing you the air tube that runs the length of our compost barrel. It is 2in ABS pipe with holes all through it and caps on both ends with holes. Plenty of air flow. This has been a fun project for me and the boy. Worms next week. In thier own bin not the tumbler.
Very nice!
GG
avatar
Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3412
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 52
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Compost Tumbler

Post  RoOsTeR on 10/13/2011, 7:49 am

Very nice! I built my own a couple of years ago too.

I am going to build another one soon. I drilled way to many holes in it in my opinion. It is really easy to turn and does a fine job, but I think the edges around the holes dry more quickly than I like.

____________________________


I am my gardens worst enemy.
avatar
RoOsTeR

Forum Administrator

Male Posts : 4299
Join date : 2011-10-04
Location : Colorado Front Range

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Compost Tumbler

Post  ishootaction on 10/13/2011, 11:05 am

@ nKedrOoStEr I like your stand. Have you thought of an air tube down the middle? I haven't tried it yet but I think it will work great.

Happy Gardening I love you
avatar
ishootaction

Male Posts : 54
Join date : 2011-10-03
Age : 50
Location : Yuma AZ 85364

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Compost Tumbler

Post  RoOsTeR on 10/13/2011, 7:18 pm

@ishootaction wrote:@ nKedrOoStEr I like your stand. Have you thought of an air tube down the middle? I haven't tried it yet but I think it will work great.

Happy Gardening I love you

I haven't. On my tumbler I went hole crazy and would actually like something more enclosed so the edges won't dry so much. Maybe I should consider it! I pretty much have an endless supply of these barrels for free. Or I should say more than I could ever use alone. So maybe I will give yours a whirl afro

____________________________


I am my gardens worst enemy.
avatar
RoOsTeR

Forum Administrator

Male Posts : 4299
Join date : 2011-10-04
Location : Colorado Front Range

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Compost Tumbler

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum