How to make your own compost tumbler. Compost made in a compost maker like this is ready in about four weeks. Make sure that you only fill the barrel about 3/4 full to allow the materials to tumble when you turn it. Also make sure that you wet the material when you add it to the barrel.

How to make your own compost tumbler. Compost made in a compost maker like this is ready in about four weeks. Make sure that you only fill the barrel about 3/4 full to allow the materials to tumble when you turn it. Also make sure that you wet the material when you add it to the barrel.

DIY Barrel Compost Tumbler | 13 Best DIY Compost Tumblers  | Make Your Own Organic Garden Fertilizer With These Easy And Inexpensive Compost Tumbler by Pioneer Settler at  http://pioneersettler.com/compost-tumblers/

13 Best Compost Tumblers

DIY Barrel Compost Tumbler | 13 Best DIY Compost Tumblers | Make Your Own Organic Garden Fertilizer With These Easy And Inexpensive Compost Tumbler by Pioneer Settler at http://pioneersettler.com/compost-tumblers/

I've been wanting to start a compost barrel for a while now. We throw away a lot of food scraps at our house, and then buy overpriced, non-natural fertilizer for my garden. Pretty stupid when you think about it.  I was looking in to start a composter, but most available models are ludicrously overpriced - like this tumbler for $99, or this even-dumber tumbler for $199. I had little intent on spending three figures on what is essentially a trash can with holes.  So I dusted off my engineer...

I've been wanting to start a compost barrel for a while now. We throw away a lot of food scraps at our house, and then buy overpriced, non-natural fertilizer for my garden. Pretty stupid when you think about it. I was looking in to start a composter, but most available models are ludicrously overpriced - like this tumbler for $99, or this even-dumber tumbler for $199. I had little intent on spending three figures on what is essentially a trash can with holes. So I dusted off my engineer...

My new compost barrels I completed today. Well, almost complete, still like one latch and one handle.

My new compost barrels I completed today. Well, almost complete, still like one latch and one handle.

https://flic.kr/p/HeCdAV | Reconfiguring the compost area | Time to allow some fruit trees room to breathe. I've moved the compost barrel to the end of the grape arbor and relocated the chicken fence and gates. February 2016.

https://flic.kr/p/HeCdAV | Reconfiguring the compost area | Time to allow some fruit trees room to breathe. I've moved the compost barrel to the end of the grape arbor and relocated the chicken fence and gates. February 2016.

Low Cost DIY Compost Barrel - This made me chuckle. ...And kids would probably enjoy doing all the rolling.

DIY Compost Tumbler

Low Cost DIY Compost Barrel - This made me chuckle. ...And kids would probably enjoy doing all the rolling.

https://flic.kr/p/6p6j9E | The busy time | The busy time. Foreground: kale going to seed for seed saving. Center rows: Broadbeans, ditto. Upper right, beyond grape arbor: compost barrel and rest station (lawn chairs); upper center, compost bin and mixing station.  risashome.blogspot.com/

https://flic.kr/p/6p6j9E | The busy time | The busy time. Foreground: kale going to seed for seed saving. Center rows: Broadbeans, ditto. Upper right, beyond grape arbor: compost barrel and rest station (lawn chairs); upper center, compost bin and mixing station. risashome.blogspot.com/

How to Build a Compost Barrel (With Photos)

How to Build a Compost Barrel (With Photos)

DIY Spinning Composter.  My garden needs one of these...and by "my garden" I mean the dirt in my backyard I plan on turning into an awesome garden.

DIY Spinning Composter. My garden needs one of these...and by "my garden" I mean the dirt in my backyard I plan on turning into an awesome garden.

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