Homemade Compost Tumbler

| 10/25/2013 2:40:00 PM

Amy HillIt is a truth universally acknowledged that a gardener can never have enough compost. 


In the past, I have generated my compost in homemade bins made of 2x lumber and window screening, chicken wire, or whatever materials I had to hand. Those enclosures work well enough, but of course, compost does take time. 


I have always eyed those compost tumblers in gardening supply catalogues and wondered if they work as well as they allege. When I happened across a design for a homemade compost tumbler, from the blog Potholes and Pantyhose, I recognized a golden opportunity.


10/26/2013 11:55:00 AM

Amy, tumblers are the best, aren't they. When I started blogging about my journey into big gardening, things that my city dwelling friends thought would be awesome and grew tired of after a couple years started being sent my way. One was a composter of the large size. I can compost at least 1/4 of a cubic yard at a time. It was really a great gift for sure. Sadly, I didn't use it much last year but plan on keeping the production in full use next year. There's just something about giving the compost barrel a spin and picking a ripened tomato first thing in the morning, don't you think? ***** Have a great composting day.