I recently posted a picture of the compost tumbler that I "inherited" from my FIL but here is my baby again.
I am thrilled to have it, I have wanted one forever but I was just a bit hesitant to get one. My main objection is the cost. My tumbler came from here. There are many types like this on the market and none of them are cheap.
Is it worth the cost? You can pile up garden waste in the corner of the yard and do nothing to it and eventually you will have compost. If you are willing to wait a few years.
Can the tumbler make compost in 8 weeks or so as the literature claims?
I'm going to track it and see how long it takes. I'm going to post brief updates from time to time to let you know how it goes.
I started a batch on Sunday. The instructions say put in a mix of green to brown ingredients about a 50/50 ratio not to exceed a 75/25 ratio. My mix is about 60/40 of green to brown. MrPeachez mowed the grass so almost all my green is grass clippings with a few kitchen scraps thrown in like artichoke leaves and watermelon rind. To that I added a bunch of dead plant clippings that have all turned brown, some old, old coco liners, some old potting soil from last years pots and a bunch of paper from my shredder.
I've been spinning away and the mix is looking pretty good. The bin is full now, but by the end the volume will decrease by 50%. I'll keep you posted.
Now, after looking at garden garbage I'm going to put up a few pretties from the garden.