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.

For years, I composted in heaps. Three piles and three years from pitching it in to shoveling it out. And then I switched to tumbling composter.

For years, I composted in heaps. Three piles and three years from pitching it in to shoveling it out. And then I switched to tumbling composter.

Best compost bin design I've seen. Movable, easy to use, easy to dump compost into the wheel barrow!

Best compost bin design I've seen. Movable, easy to use, easy to dump compost into the wheel barrow!

An intro to composting with a tumbling compost bin, Part III of the DIY Danielle Earth Day composting series.

An intro to composting with a tumbling compost bin, Part III of the DIY Danielle Earth Day composting series.

Learn how to save tons of $$$ by making your own tumbling composter! -- I want to try this! I was about to spend a lot of money buying one of these from Home Depot, but I'm reconsidering. This looks pretty easy!

Learn how to save tons of $$$ by making your own tumbling composter! -- I want to try this! I was about to spend a lot of money buying one of these from Home Depot, but I'm reconsidering. This looks pretty easy!

Instead of turning your compost pile with a shovel or pitchfork you can build a tumbling composter that will automatically turn and aerate your materials to help form a rich compost. Commercially tumbling composters can be expensive, but if you have access to large plastic drums you can make one or more tumblers on the cheap.

Instead of turning your compost pile with a shovel or pitchfork you can build a tumbling composter that will automatically turn and aerate your materials to help form a rich compost. Commercially tumbling composters can be expensive, but if you have access to large plastic drums you can make one or more tumblers on the cheap.

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