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Post  HouseofWool on 6/16/2011, 2:42 pm

We have 2 tumbler style composters that are full, but the piles aren't quite finished. I am getting frustrated with the way the heat has petered out and not much is happening with them.

Since I have never really done composting like this before (always done vermi in the past) I am thinking of the following to get things going again...

1. pull all of the material out of the tumblers and let it dry out a bit (a day or so until it can be more readily sifted)
2. sift the material for use
3. put back into the tumbler any of the big stuff and start a new batch.

I welcome any input from those who have done this before.

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Post  TN_GARDENER on 6/18/2011, 6:47 am

Might need to add something to your tumblers to bring it back in to balance so it will heat back up.

I like to get bags of used coffee grounds from Starbucks. That stuff really seems to re-heat my piles and tumbler (same for grass clippings)

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Post  Denese on 6/18/2011, 7:54 am

I've actually done it both ways. Sift and add large pieces back with more new ingredients, and I've also just added a little compost starter to get it going again. Either way that's easiest for you. I really like my tumbler, and the picky neighbors don't seem to mind it.
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