How do you compost in a dual tumbler?
Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler Has Two Rotating Bins Fill one side with kitchen scraps and yard waste, then stop adding materials and let it “cook,” turning it every few days to speed up the decomposition process. In the meantime, add new scraps to the other side.
Should I put my compost tumbler in sun or shade?
Should my compost pile be in the sun or in the shade? You can put your compost pile in the sun or in the shade, but putting it in the sun will hasten the composting process. Sun helps increase the temperature, so the bacteria and fungi work faster.
Should I put worms in my compost tumbler?
Don’t put earthworms in a closed compost tumbler. The conditions inside these composters are not ideal and they will not survive. Local backyard earthworms tend to come and go as they please inside an open bottomed compost bin.
What is the best location for a compost tumbler?
Like a stationary compost bin, tumblers do best when located in dappled sun or shade. Sun can distort plastic components. Over time, this may prevent them from fitting together properly. It can also dry out composting materials.
Where should I keep my compost tumbler?
Where to Place a Compost Bin
- A Location that’s not Too Cold. A cold location can slow down the composting process.
- Warm but Not Too Hot.
- Avoid Windy Sites.
- Don’t Place the Compost Bin Under a Tree.
- An Easily Accessible Location.
- Somewhere with Working Space.
- Put it Near your Plants.
- Don’t put it Against the House.
What happens if I don’t turn my compost?
If a compost pile is just left sitting, and not turned, it will take 6-12 months or longer to completely break down, depending of the climate and weather. The cooler it is, the longer it will take.
Should I add worms to my compost tumbler?
It’s inevitable because the tumbler doesn’t contain worms. Nor can you add worms, because when the temperature rises they can’t escape and will die. So, all the good work that worms do in churning material through their guts and adding nutrients is lacking. What you do get is material worked on by bacteria and fungi.