ComposTumbler compost is finished!

The ComposTumbler Has Helped us Create a Very Dark Brown, Earthy Smelling Compost.

The ComposTumbler compost is finished so I decided to take it all out and spread it around plants in my garden.  It is very dark brown and has a good earth smell.  It is amazing that it can smell like that after all the rotting stuff that went into it.

The Compost is Easy to Harvest

ComposTumbler compost is finished!I used the compost tub that I ordered directly from the company to catch the compost.  It was very easy to get it out-just keep turning with the door open.  Sometimes it missed the compost tub so maybe next time I would use a tarp to catch the finished product.  I don’t want to lose any of the precious compost because I missed the tub.  The tub got filled up very fast and overflowed so we did it in steps.  We ended up getting 4 tubs of compost which fit nicely into 4 black trash bags.  They weren’t full though because then they would have been really heavy.

The Process Took Longer Than 14 Days As Advertised

This process took about 3 1/2 months.  It took a while to actually fill the tumbler and then we just let the micro-organisms go to work.  I wasn’t willing to cut everything into really small pieces to get the 14 day compost.  There are several requirements to be able to produce 14 day compost which I didn’t do.   I ended up with great compost anyway, it just took longer.  My one piece of feedback is that the tumbler is quite large and for a smaller family it will take a while to fill it up so maybe it would be better to purchase the smaller one called the Back Porch ComposTumbler.  It also costs less!