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
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!