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Postby Scrapinthehat » Apr 17, 2008 11:50 pm

Anyone know anything about the compostumber? Saw it in a gardening magazine and thought it might be good. Thought I'd ask all the experienced gardeners here before contacting the company.

See www.compostumbler.com for those of you who are curious.
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Postby Eeyore » Apr 18, 2008 10:36 am

I'm looking at the smaller one available at Lee Valley. I don't have room for the bigger one.
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Re: Spin-off of compost thread...

Postby Durgan » Apr 18, 2008 4:54 pm

Scrapinthehat wrote:Anyone know anything about the compostumber? Saw it in a gardening magazine and thought it might be good. Thought I'd ask all the experienced gardeners here before contacting the company.

See www.compostumbler.com for those of you who are curious.


I just throw the vegetation in a pile and forget it.

I have about 6 yards this year and have spread about half already. Starting May the first, I will get half a yard per day of vegetative compost from the city for thiry days for fall spreading on the beds. That is my fertilizer.
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Postby Scrapinthehat » Apr 18, 2008 7:09 pm

Sounds great Durgan...not sure I have room for a pile though. I think I would prefer this method if I had a little corner to tuck it in.

While at a greenhouse today I was checking out their composters. I think this is the best solution for me, but they didn't have one with a handle for turning it...you actually have to lift it to spin it...yeah right!
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Postby A Closet Canuck » Apr 18, 2008 8:19 pm

Scrapinthehat wrote:Sounds great Durgan...not sure I have room for a pile though. I think I would prefer this method if I had a little corner to tuck it in.

While at a greenhouse today I was checking out their composters. I think this is the best solution for me, but they didn't have one with a handle for turning it...you actually have to lift it to spin it...yeah right!


The turning with the rotary tumblers is what accelerates the composting. So, a small composter that rotates can make a lot of compost in a season. I would love to have one but the price is a deterrent.
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Postby Eeyore » Apr 18, 2008 9:51 pm

I've been trying to track down some Food Grade barrels but haven't had any luck. Then I could have a barrel for free!
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Postby Scrapinthehat » Apr 18, 2008 11:13 pm

I know what you mean about the price...the non-spinning one today was $200...yikes! That buys a lot of perennials...even "new releases" and "rare" varieties. I will definitely be getting one with a handle/crank even if it means waiting an extra year.
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Postby Paul zone5 » Apr 19, 2008 7:00 am

A while ago 2 people posted photos of home made tumblers.
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Postby Eeyore » Apr 19, 2008 12:45 pm

Yes, and I considered those but they really would take up too much room on my property and I'd still need a food grade barrel. I even tracked down a set of plans on the internet before abandoning the idea.
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