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How to Use a Compost Tumbler

Posted by admin on November 29, 2010

Compost is also known as black gold and it is very essential to any garden and its gardener. A compost pile is a very good thing to have especially if you are an organic gardener. As an organic gardener you can use the compost pile to add rich and organic nutrients into your soil. The compost pile can make a huge difference when it comes to improving your garden soil. Making a compost pile can be quite tedious and very tiring. It can be quite difficult and cumbersome to make. Making it can be very difficult and this is so true especially if you are doing it manually. Turning and flipping the pile manually can be quite tedious and traumatic. Not only is it very laborious but you will also have to deal with terrible smells, bugs, and pests.

When it comes to compost pile requirements the best solution is getting a compost tumbler. A compost tumbler will take care of all your compost needs. Even though compost tumblers tend to cost quite a bit of money they are definitely worth it and they make gardening easier and simpler. They are also easy to use and are eco friendly. There are quite a number of advantages and benefits of using a compost tumbler. The main benefit and advantage of using a compost tumbler is that unlike the traditional compost piles they are much more eco friendly and they occupy much less space. Since they occupy much less space they can be used in small yards and in slightly confined places unlike the traditional ones.

Another major advantage of a compost tumbler is that they keep unwanted pets and animals out of your compost pile. This is very important when it comes to compost. A compost tumbler also greatly reduces the smell and this is huge advantage over the traditional composts. The smell of traditional composts is very bad and it can be quite potent so the reduced smell of the compost tumbler is very welcome. Since compost tumblers come in various sizes they can be used anywhere which makes them ideal for places with patios, small yards, and apartments with small gardens and so forth. Small animals and pets are also not attracted to compost tumblers unlike the traditional composts will be out in the open. Another reason why small pets and animals are not attracted to compost tumblers is because the smell is reduced or totally eliminated.

Knowing how to use a compost tumble is very important and by using it properly you will be able to get the best and maximum compost results in the shortest time possible. You need to make sure that you only place soft items and material in the tumbler, nothing hard or anything difficult to crush. Secondly you need to make sure that you only add organic matter and organic material which will quickly break down. No cabbages, hard stalks or anything else similar to these things should be put inside the tumbler. Only use items that have soft leaves, coffee grounds, grass clippings, and similar items. You must use items that can be easily turned and converted into compost.

Make sure that the contents of the tumbler are soft and moist. They must not be wet or totally dry but moist. Moisture is needed in order to get the best compost results. The final step involves rotating the compost bin on regular basis. This should be done every few days and before long you will have great compost.

About the Author- Becki Andrus has all the information you need about healthy eating habits. Visit her website and find out how you can implement easy, small steps to improve your health and have more energy: http://EverydayHealthGirl.com

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